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Join us for our 3-part Writing a Business Plan – Narrative Series! Sponsored by Maine Technology Institute.
Writing a business plan gives you an opportunity to carefully think through the steps of starting your business, so you can better prepare and handle any challenges. While a detailed business plan is essential in the financing process, it's helpful even if you don’t need outside financing.
This interactive online workshop series will feature breakout sessions and ample time for questions.
PART I: VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS
This online workshop will cover the reasons for developing a business plan, determining the audience for your business plan, including an overview of potential general sources financing for your business and how that impacts the development of the business plan. In addition, it will cover the initial management and organization of your business. The workshop will culminate with small-group breakout sessions, to present and discuss your Vision and Mission statements.
Your Presenter: Josh Saunders
Josh Saunders currently works with a variety of businesses, utilizing his experiences in operations and executive level management to help them to identify, explore and capitalize on new opportunities, while optimizing current processes. Josh has served as the Senior Operations Director for a national engineering firm, led the sales and marketing efforts of a regional modular home builder and served as President of a multi-million dollar wood products manufacturer. Josh has also counseled small business and entrepreneurs both as a SCORE volunteer and a full-time counselor with the Maine Small Business Development Centers.
Josh received his AB in Engineering from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and his MBA from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Josh loves to ski, having learned to do so at the age of 3, at the end of a dog leash, and is very happy that his two children are now learning to ski as well, as he will have a valid excuse to ski on a more regular basis. Josh, his wife and their two children live in Cumberland, Maine.