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Course Name
Build Your Own BIZ™ - Writing a Business Plan

Contact Hours: 1

Course Description
Learn to Craft a Business Plan

Business plans play a vital role in getting your company up and running. They help you clearly define your goals, expectations, and needs. This online course will help you craft a successful business plan for your organization by providing valuable insights via video, text, and downloads.

Description of Course

Writing a Business Plan will help you craft your successful business plan by exploring the following critical steps of business plan design:

  • Defining the role of a business plan
  • Conducting in-depth research
  • Telling your story
  • Planning for the future
  • Setting SMART(Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Time-framed) Goals
  • Securing Investors and External Supporters
  • Raising Capital
  • Prewriting the business plan
  • Writing the plan

The Writing a Business Plan module also contains downloads and resource links that will help you put your plan into action.


Completion of the Writing a Business Plan module will help you:

  • Understand the role of a business plan
  • Craft a business plan through research and planning
  • Learn how to raise capital for your business
  • Write a successful business plan


Evaluation of your performance will be based on:

  • Quizzes are provided in each module for self-evaluation of your progress.


Writing a Business Plan is structured to adapt to your preferred learning style and can be used as follows:

  • Participants can navigate the module like a book, moving from chapter to chapter
  • Participants can use the audio feature to listen to the content
  • Menus and Table of Contents allow participants to find specific information quickly and easily
  • Downloadable templates assist participants in putting the ideas they have learned into practice
  • Videos enhance learning and interest