Business Workshop: The Business Plan - The Entrepreneur’s Best Friend

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Graduate Meeting Room, Coombs Municipal Building, 13 School St


    If you are a new start-up entrepreneur or have been in business for some years, developing a Business Plan can be a great help!   In this workshop, the entrepreneur will find out what lenders and business counselors want to see in a Business Plan.  I’ll de-mystify all the elements and help you get started on some of the paragraphs.  We’ll even look at those sometimes scary financial forms and learn what they are really asking for.  Since the pricing and breakeven analysis can be such a stumbling block, I’ll walk through the steps for this section using a special worksheet.  At the end, we’ll cover some helpful business resources that are available—often for free.  It will become very clear that the person who benefits most from the Business Plan is you—the entrepreneur.

    The workshop instructor will be Wendy Rose, who worked as a small business counselor and trainer for Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community for over 25 years. In this work, she helped new and existing business owners write business plans, develop marketing strategies, set up their financial systems and coordinate their business systems. 
    This workshop is free for Bowdoinham businesses and residents. There will be worksheets and handouts for participants to take home. 
    For more information or questions, please contact Nicole Briand, Director of Planning & Development at 666-5531 or