*Due to COVID-19, Business Planning class will be offered as an online course. We have also reduced the cost of the class to $500, with a $25 application fee. If you are interested in an income-based scholarship, please download and submit the Income Verification form below. If you would like to apply for a 100% scholarship due to hardship, please email Ingrid Marielos Marthy at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of yourself and your business.*
Take our 12-Week Business Planning Class and develop your business plan with confidence. This intensive class focuses on creating a practical and effective business plan—one of the most useful documents an entrepreneur will ever use. It is a critical management tool for feasibility analysis, operations, marketing and finance and is necessary for accessing capital for business launch and growth.
The 12-Week Business Planning class addresses all aspects of business start up and expansion including:
- Marketing strategies
- Industry trend analysis
- Financial projections and sales assumptions
Participants have access to industry experts, one-to-one consultations, small group interactions, financial coaching, and a business plan review session. Completing this course will help build a strong foundation necessary to embark on the exciting journey of entrepreneurship.
Application: A $25 nonrefundable application fee is required. This fee will be applied towards the class tuition if your application is accepted.
Tuition: $500. Scholarships up to 50% and payment plans are available, based on household income. For more information on eligibility, see our scholarships page.
Payment: Payment for classes and workshops are collected prior to or no later than the first day of class. To request an installment payment plan please contact Erin Morris, Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Scholarships: To apply for a scholarship you will need:
- *Proof of household income
- Income Verification 2019-2020
*Proof of household income can be one of the following:
- A copy of previous year’s tax return;
- A recent pay stub (within the last three months) or
- Documentation of government assistance, such as unemployment benefits, social security, or Medi-Cal.
All information will be kept confidential. Download the Income Verification form here.
Email above to Erin Morris, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference is given to local residents and business owners.