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Business Plan Basics

The number one starting point for any business small or large should be a business plan.

This beginner’s workshop will show you how to build the perfect business plan, and teach you the need-to-knows of market research, marketing, financials, and more. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a specific business idea, or if you have been operating your business for a few years but have not yet written a business plan, this workshop is for you!

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Identify the components of a good business plan that will help you move forward with confidence
Use the tools available to conduct informative market research
Explain why a business plan is important

As part of this interactive workshop, we will be providing you with downloadable business planning templates and tools to guide you through the process.

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Presented By: Danielle Grimes & Amanda Parkinson

Danielle Grimes, Business Advisor, WESK

Danielle is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals by working one-on-one with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. She strives to understand what her clients need and how she can help their business or business idea progress. She helps her clients build strong business plans by bringing a keen attention to detail and asking the right questions. She also helps her clients access the information, networks and funding required to build, sustain and grow their businesses. Danielle holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Amanda Parkinson, Business Advisor, WESK

Amanda brings a variety of work experience spanning 10 years in the public, municipal, human services, marketing and human resources sectors. As a WESK business advisor, she uses her facilitation and strong research skills to empower entrepreneurs in all stages of their journey. Amanda’s passion is helping others by identifying their challenges and opportunities and creating action plans to make meaningful and impactful progress.

Amanda enjoys traveling, music and collecting tattoos from all over the globe. As a self proclaimed “foodie” you can find her at any new restaurant or spending time with her 11-year-old Chihuahua, Ronnie.

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