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Writing a Business Plan - It's Not Brain Surgery!
About Our Speaker(s)
Jean Block

Jean Block is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on nonprofit management, board development, fundraising and social enterprise with more than 45 years of experience as both board and staff leader for local, regional and national nonprofits. She is the author of several nonprofit books and manuals, including "FUNdraising! 180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money" and "Fast FUNdraising Facts for Fame & Fortune." Her presentations are high energy, entertaining and filled with practical ideas you can put to work immediately. Learn more about Jean at

Writing a Business Plan - It's Not Brain Surgery! (CDPD51A)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Jean Block
Conference Date
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Aired Time
This event is available all day on conference date
90 minutes
Event Description

7 Key Steps for Nonprofits to Transform a Business Idea into a Successful Social Enterprise!

Here's a business scenario: Let's imagine that you make the world's best egg salad sandwiches, so you decide to open a business featuring your truly delicious sandwiches. Easy, correct? Not so fast - before you sink your life savings into bread, eggs and mayo, you'll need to invest in the time required to follow the 7 Key Steps to get from an idea to a business plan including goal setting, developing an asset inventory, opportunity-mapping, performing market research and feasibility, analyzing costing, sales planning and business planning.

This practical webinar with expert speaker Jean Block will walk you through these key steps and explain why a formal process is required to protect your valuable assets and resources while you create your business idea. This event is also a great opportunity for nonprofits to learn the steps required to create a social enterprise (earned income) venture to support and sustain your mission. You will also have access to the PowerPoint presentation for notes and ideas.

You'll come away wondering how fast the time went, and will be brimming with many great, useful ideas. Jean's experience and passion for capacity building and sustainability will make this a positive learning experience.

This webinar will answer the following questions:

  • How do I get from an idea to a business plan?
  • How do I get started?
  • Why is market research so important and how do I do it?
  • How could I get help?
  • Does this apply to a nonprofit as well as a for-profit business idea?
  • How to create a successful social enterprise (earned income) from a business idea?

Who should attend?

  • Anyone thinking about starting a small business
  • Any nonprofit leader, board member, or staff person

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