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Posted on: May 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] May 25 - July 20 (Every Thursday) Plan for Profit Virtual Business Cohort

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Looking to start a business? Start your journey with Plan for Profit. This training program is for entrepreneurs who are learning to work on their business - whether they are a start-up or emerging business.

Plan for Profit - A 6-Week Virtual Business Cohort


Thursdays, May 25 - July 20 @ 9am - 11am


Looking to start a business? Start your journey with Plan for Profit! Join this upcoming summer 2023 cohort

The Illinois SBDC at the Women's Business Development Center is providing a comprehensive training program for entrepreneurs learning to work on their business, whether it's a start-up or emerging business.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Program Benefits

  • Determine key market needs and identify your target market
  • Analyze your company's marketing strategies and strengthen your brand
  • Access financial advising and loan assistance
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring
  • Access in-person or online training

 

 Pre-requisites: 

  • Must attend the virtual two-session boot camp before the Plan for Profit six-week program.
  • Be committed to only one business venture idea that you plan to develop.
  • Make an appointment with our Director of Entrepreneurial Services to help assess your idea and your readiness for this rigorous program.
  • Bring your laptop/ tablet device.
  • Complete Plan for Profit application.

 

Bootcamp Sessions

Session 1: Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 9 am - 11 am, CST 

Session 2: Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 9 am - 11 am, CST 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 


 


 

Module 1: Foundation and Vision 

outlines your business concept as you determine market needs and identify your target market.  

 

 

Module 2: Marketing and Exposure 

invites you to continue your customer discovery, analyze your company’s strengths and weaknesses, develop marketing strategies, and strengthen your brand. 

 

Module 3: Financials and Finesse 

helps you acquire the language of business and create your financial projections.

 

 

WHY PLAN FOR PROFIT?

 

With Plan for Profit, program benefits include the opportunity to:

 

  • Create a business model canvas that includes your target market(s) and your unique value propositions 
  • Test your idea in the marketplace 
  • Narrow down the areas in which you’ll be practicing 
  • Pitch your idea to panelists 
  • Engage in a one-on-one advising session 

 

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

 

 


 


 


 

When?

Every Thursday from June 15 - July 20, 2023

9:00 am - 11:00 am, CST

 

 

Where?

Via Zoom 

 

 

Cost:

$99.00

 

 

Prerequisite Bootcamp Sessions:

Bootcamp Sessions

Session 1: Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 9 am - 11 am, CST 

Session 2: Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 9 am - 11 am, CST 

 

 

Contact:

Felicitas Cortez

Director, Illinois SBDC at the WBDC

fcortez@wbdc.org

APPLY HERE by 5/25/23
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