Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 0 - Welcome!

    • Welcome!

    • Tell us about you!

    • Software Tools for the course

    • Business Plan course - February 2021 Syllabus

  • 2

    Session 1 - Business Canvas Modeling

    • Session 1 Objective

    • Session 1 Orientation live meeting recording

    • Business Model Canvas Video

    • Session 1 Assignment

    • Business Canvas source website with book chapter download

    • Business Canvas Word template and pdf version

    • TBC-Startup-Business-Plan-Template-102020 -Word version

  • 3

    Session 2- Research and Free Library Resources

    • Session 2 Objective

    • Session 2 Orientation Recap recording

    • Session 2 Content and Assignment

  • 4

    Session 3- Industry Studies and Demographics

    • Session 3 Objective

    • Session 3 Live Meeting Q & A and session orientation recording

    • Session 3 Introduction video

    • Industry Study - Guest Video and information

    • Checklist To Determine Feasibility of Your Industry

    • Industry Studies-Research Questions

    • Industry Study Assignment

    • Demographics - Your Customers! Video

    • Demographics Assignment

  • 5

    Session 4- Market Research

    • Session 4 Objective

    • Session 4 meeting Orientation Recording

    • Special Guest Speaker Robin Gillespie talks about Market Research and the assignment

    • Watch these Market Research Videos from Ron and the Free Library of Philadelphia

    • Your assignment this week (with template) - Due Sunday morning

  • 6

    Session 5 - Financial Planning - Budgeting: Personal Budgets

    • Session 5 Objective

    • Session 5 Orientation Video

    • WATCH: Budgeting 1 with Ron Williford

    • Special guest speaker Solomon Wheeler

    • Slides from Budgeting 1 video

    • Self-Test: Budgeting 1

    • Online Business Budget Calculator

    • Worksheet - Monthly Expenses

    • This week's assignment

  • 7

    Session 6- Industry Profile

    • Session 6 Objective

    • Session 6 Recap recording

    • Online Business Budget Calculator

    • This week's video and additional info

    • Slide set from the Profile video

    • Your Profile Assignment - submission

    • Beginning to complete the Business Plan Template

  • 8

    Session 7 - Business Structure - Legal

    • Session 7 Objective

    • Session 7 Meeting Recap/Overview recording

    • Business Structure/Legal Session Video and Details

    • This Week's assignment

  • 9

    Session 8 - Operations Planning

    • Session 8 Objective

    • LIVE Meeting Zoom Link - meeting 6:30 pm ET Monday, March 29

    • Session 8 Meeting recap recording

    • Operations Planning Session Video and Details

    • Continuing to complete the Startup Business Plan Template - Assignment

  • 10

    Session 9 - Marketing

    • Session 9 Objective

    • Session 9 - Marketing - Orientation live recap

    • This week's videos and additional info

    • Marketing Assignment

  • 11

    Session 10 - Budgeting: Financial Statements

    • Session 10 Objective

    • WATCH: Financial Statements with Ron Williford

    • Special guest speaker Solomon Wheeler talks Budgeting (originally presented in session 5)

    • Worksheet - Monthly Expenses

    • This week's assignment 1

    • Online Business Budget Calculator

    • IRS Income and Expense Statement

    • Opening Day Balance Sheet

    • Sales Forecast (12 months)

    • 12-month profit & loss projection

    • Optional: 3-year profit & loss projection

    • Cash flow projection

    • Optional: 3-year cash flow statement

    • Projected balance sheet

    • Break-even calculation

  • 12

    Session 11 - Business Plan Preparation Review

    • Session 11 Objective

  • 13

    Session 12 – Final Presentations

    • Session 12 Objective