This FREE six-module online workshop program is spread over September and October to provide you with comprehensive step-by-step directions to develop a solid business plan. The format includes lectures, discussions and breakout sessions with SCORE mentors. Mentors can continue to provide you with one-on-one coaching between and after workshops to assist you in completion of your business plan. While all are welcome to attend, this workshop series is directed to entrepreneurs who are ready to start a new business or for existing small business owners who lack a formal plan to grow or obtain financing. Although the Modules build on each other, you have the option to register for all of the modules or select individual modules that you feel will be most helpful for you. Registration is required for each individual module. There is no cost to register. Module 1 (September 23, 2020): Introduction. This module will explain the importance and components of a Business Plan and provide you with templates and tools including the Business Model Canvas. Register Here Module 2 (September 30, 2020): Market Research. Learn how to conduct market research & develop a competitive analysis in order to define your product & service. Register Here Module 3 (October 7, 2020): Marketing & Sales Strategy. Use your market research to develop a marketing and sales strategy. Register Here Module 4 (October 14, 2020): Operational Details. Set up the operational details of establishing a business including legal, tax, insurance, government regulations, etc. Register Here Module 5 (October 21, 2020): Financial Forecasting. Learn how to develop a financial forecast for your business. Register Here Module 6 (October 28, 2020): Financing Options. Explore financing options for your business and complete your Business Plan. Register Here Our Presenter Frank Sherman retired in 2012 after a 35-year career with Akzo Nobel, the world's largest coatings and specialty chemical company. He successfully turned around the $1.3 billion global surface chemistry division through customer insights, innovation, and a high performing organization. He has experience in business start-ups as well as mergers and acquisitions. Frank now volunteers at SCORE by mentoring business owners and through teaching workshops and seminars.