Every entrepreneur or small business owner knows he/she needs a business plan, but it’s no one’s favorite part of finally pursuing your dream. As a result, most small business owners never get around to putting together a plan, and a year later their visions and their businesses have stalled. Half of small businesses will fail within five years, but you improve your chances of being the one that succeeds when you take the time to develop and create an effective business plan
But where do you start? There are countless blog posts and articles on the web about how to create a business plan. There are even some that say you shouldn’t create a business plan. How do you know which strategy to trust?
Trust the people who have built successful small businesses.
On Wednesday, June 15, at 2 pm EST, Grasshopper is hosting a Fireside Chat event, “How to Create the Modern Business Plan for your Startup.” Registration is open and free at http://grasshopper.com/firesidechat/.
These live, online events bring together small business experts and successful small business owners/managers to discuss strategies and ideas that will actually help entrepreneurs. ChooseWhat is excited to sponsor this Fireside Chat, which will explore:
- What factors should be present in every business plan.
- When you should get a patent.
- What story an executive summary should tell.
- What to include in industry and company analyses.
- What goes into an operations plan.
- And much, much more.
Guest panelists for this roundtable will be:
- Jesse Lear, the Co-Founder of VIP Waste
- Allan Christensen, the COO of ToDoIst
- Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of Palo Alto Software
Grasshopper is a Massachusetts-based brand that provides a virtual phone system that helps entrepreneurs sound more professional and stay connected from anywhere. Founded in 2003, Grasshopper now serves over 150,000 customers.
ChooseWhat exists to help businesses like yours grow, which is why we’re excited to co-sponsor Grasshopper’s latest Fireside Chat event, “How to Create the Modern Business Plan for your Startup.” This free, online event will take place Wednesday, June 15, at 2 pm EST.
This live roundtable discussion will explore the structure and content of a modern business plan, how to write it, how to turn it into practical action, and much more. If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from successful small business managers. If you’ve been putting off that business plan—this is your opportunity to knock it out of the park.
Registration is open at http://grasshopper.com/firesidechat/.