Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) has announced the start of its “Business Plan Intensive,” a new course to help entrepreneurs prepare for financing, start up a new business or expand an existing one.
In October, WEV will launch the new course, which is an accelerated, six-week business plan writing course, designed for business professionals who need access to capital quickly. Business Plan Intensive is perfect for new entrepreneurs and current business owners who need to implement a launch or a growth strategy and need an infusion of capital to succeed. The course includes emphasis on financial intelligence and integrated marketing techniques, and a viability study.
For those who have not yet opened a business, WEV’s 14-week Self-Employment Training program begins in September. The program is targeted to women but also serves men.
It provides guidance on how to start, operate or expand a business. Participants leave the course with a business plan including a marketing plan, a cash flow projection, an operations plan, and a core network to help sustain the business.
Locally, Zdena Jiroutova, owner of Z. Folio Gallery in Solvang, is a graduate of WEV’s Self-Employment Training program.