CIE Business Plan ConVerged (11534-000)


ConVerge, The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at North Central College



The Business Plan ConVerged


This “boot camp” is for the more serious entrepreneur moving forward in launch. Many key factors must come together to make a viable business. This workshop is a packed day of training targeted at both startups and existing businesses that require a business plan for outside capital. The workshop will include time to practice writing some of the more critical sections of your plan.

You will learn the following:

  1. Each of the 12 critical components of the business plan and what makes you bankable.

  2. How to understand and identify your business model

  3. Learn how to use industry resources to help characterize your market, its size, the industry’s growth potential and how to find competitors.

  4. Steps to identify both your competitive advantage and value proposition.

  5. How to make realistic revenue projections and focus on cash flow.

The course also includes an hour with an attorney and another with a financial expert to share realistic expectations for an SBA loan.

You will have time with a librarian to learn about resources and how you can access them to write your plan. Training includes a working lunch, handouts, on-line templates to write a business plan and follow up time with an entrepreneur coach.


The six hour workshop is offered on eleven different dates in 2017:  February 23, March, 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 21, October 26, November 30, December 21, 2017.  Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location is ConVerge, The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 329 S. Brainard Street, Naperville, IL  60540





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Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:00 PM