Resources and Tools that you can put to immediate use
Mentoring and Network Building Planning Sheet: This easy to use worksheet will help you identify current and potential mentors. It will also help you determine who is currently in your network and who should be added. It also helps you nurture your network by guiding you to identify the value, skills and resources that you can share with your network
Business Planning resources: A business canvas and/or business plan brings together the goals, plans, strategies, and resources of a business. By developing a comprehensive plan prior to commencement of operation, it can minimize risk and may save you from significant financial and professional losses resulting from an unprofitable business.
An effective plan serves at least four useful purposes:
· It helps you focus your ideas.
· It creates a track for you to follow in the early stages of business growth.
· It creates benchmarks against which you can measure progress.
· It provides a document for attracting equity or debt financing.
There are many different suggestions for organizing and presenting a business canvas or business plan. It is important for you to organize and prepare your plan so that it meets your style and needs as well as the needs of those who will read it.
· Business Canvas Resources
· Business Plan Resources
o Sample Business Plans: www.bplans.com/sample_business_plans.php