9-Week Business Planning Course

9-Week Business Planning Course

Join us for some real world business planning. Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with our 9-week intensive training course, now offered virtually. Class topics include: Developing a Business Plan, Bookkeeping, Marketing Concepts, Sales Forecasting, Financial Management and analysis, Website Design & Social Media, Commercial Real Estate & Insurance, Credit, Banking and Legal Issues. The course provides fundamental planning concepts and tools to help existing and potential business owners.

Dates: Saturdays, January 21st – March  18th, 9am-12pm

Class will be offered in conjunction with the STEAM Garden, but will be held virtually on Zoom.

Please let us know if you have connection issues or wish assistance setting up Zoom.

The tuition for the course is $275.00 and includes class materials.

*FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS* Scholarships may be available and you should reach out directly to rose@mycommunityloanfund.org.

*If you or your organization would like to sponsor a scholarship, please inquire directly to Destiny@mycommunityloanfund.org.

The class covers:

9 sequential 3 hour sessions presented by community experts in business topics

Sessions include business plan writing, legal issues, marketing, credit and financing, bookkeeping, financial management, social media marketing and website development.

An online resource page is available anytime during the course to provide weekly resources (content depends on the session) such as: handouts, links, slide-decks, and replays.

Community Loan Fund staff are available throughout and after the course to provide 1:1 assistance and facilitate you taking your individual business project to the next level.

Syllabus for Winter 2023 class


Mar 18 2023


9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
(518) 436-8586
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