2 Upcoming Business Plan Workshops
September 12, 2013


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Got an Idea? Get it in Writing:  How to Write and Refine Your Business Plan

Monday, September 16th from  6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St., Brooklyn

Co-hosted with the Brooklyn Business Center

It takes a lot of hard work, patience, and good planning to turn an idea in

to successful business. Whether you’ve been in business for a month, a year, or 5 years, it is important to maintain a sound business plan and financial analysis in order to guide investment and decision making. Join us as Ernie Spears (Small Business Development Manager at the Brooklyn Business Center) covers the essential components of a business plan and business planning for the food-based entrepreneur.

We will cover the necessary steps towards creating or refining a business plan, the financial “break even” model, methods for determining how and when to grow your business, and recommendations for free and low-cost business planning resources.

RSVP now to to reserve your seat. This is a RSVP only event, to attend you must pre-register.  Food and drinks will be provided.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuition: $89 register online (walk-in price is $99)
Location: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
188 Madison Avenue (between East 34th & East 35th Streets)
New York, NY 10016

A good business plan is like a treasure map…it leads to the pot of gold. Learn the step-by-step ways to build an effective plan to move your company through each development step you need to take on your road to success.

In this all-day seminar, you will learn how to create the business plan that works for you through example, discussion and interactive exercises. You will learn about:

  • Recognizing the myths and realities of operating a business
  • Defining and evaluating your business idea
  • Identifying your most promising customers
  • Developing a great marketing strategy
  • Exploring ways to fund your business

All showing how to turn your ideas into concrete actions.


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Judith E. Katz

Senior corporate executive in strategic planning and finance (American Express, Provident Life and Accident and Barnes & Noble); co-founder of a computer music software system targeted to school systems and music teachers; president of a two year career college; and nonprofit senior staff and board member for community organization and currently a charter school network. Skills include business planning, budgeting, organization design and general management.

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Steve Kessler 

Chief financial officer, division general manager for major private and public companies in consumer packaged goods, publishing, internet, including high-growth start-up companies. Expertise in business plans development and strategic planning. Strong financial and information technology skills.

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