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Webinar: Summer Business Planning Bootcamp for the Food Industry

August 4, 2021
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Zoom - Online

This 3-hour bootcamp introduces skills & specific steps to build a business plan for the food industry.

A solid business plan is a foundational piece to a successful business, regardless of where you are in the business lifecycle. If you are seeking to rebuild & reboot your business from the economic impact of COVID-19 or seeking to navigate the new economy as a startup, a business plan is a tool you’ll want in your toolbox. Building a plan identifies specific action steps to move a business forward, creates short-and long-term strategies, and may uncover gaps that should be bridged to reach your business objectives.

In this bootcamp, the content is delivered in bite-sized pieces to introduce the major components for writing a business plan through an interactive approach and live Q&A. Best practices for business planning include identifying the right content, research, and presentation format. We will introduce techniques for addressing and planning specific elements in a business plan related to food business operations and how to incorporate relevant topics such as food production, food packaging, food safety, and customer and vendor management into a comprehensive business plan.

We will demonstrate how to build a business plan using the specialized software, LivePlan, and participants receive a 30-day license to access to the software. Plans may be downloaded upon completion. LivePlan software provides an online template for entrepreneurs to input their plan content in a format that meets the scrutiny for the loan application process by including the required sections for SBA loans.

Most importantly, you will have completed the first-and most difficult-step on the path to small business success. Don’t miss this opportunity to finally create your business plan. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan may increase your chances of obtaining financing and keep your efforts on track and on budget for 2021 & beyond!

Join Debbie Magyar, CEO, Launch and Balance Consulting, LLC, to learn how to design a business plan to build capability, productivity, and performance at all stages in the business lifecycle.


To register for the Webinar, CLICK HERE!

Registration and Directions

Fee : $25 General Admission.
$15 for CWE Members, Chatham Students, Veterans, and Active Duty Service Members.
The fee includes a 30-day license to LivePlan
Location : Zoom - Online

Event Contact Information

Mitra Saeidi
412-365-1253
womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu