Creating a Business Plan

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    Looking to build a business or expand one you're already running? You'll need to build a business plan before you do. Experienced entrepreneur and consultant Mike Figliuolo walks through the process of defining your business, researching the market, and determining your product. Once you've figured out what your product or service will be, Mike provides guidance for thinking through your sales strategy, day-to-day operations, staffing, and financial forecasting. A sample business plan is provided, so you can follow along with the development of a real-world company.


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      Mike Figliuolo

      Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS LLC and Author at LinkedIn Learning

      • Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.

        He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & 千亿体育app, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at .

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    千亿体育app - Are you looking to launch your business but you don't know where to start? Are you concerned about some of the risks you might face in getting your business off the ground? A business plan is a great way to plan for launching your business, as well as accounting for and planning for some of those risks you might face. I'm Mike Figliuolo. I'm the Managing Director at thoughtLEADERS, and I consult firms all around the world on how to do exactly this. I've also used the same exact process when I launched my business 10 years ago. In this course I'll cover, how do you define your business? And then, understanding the market where you're going to compete. How do you define your product or your service and then sell it to customers in a way that they'll care about? How do you run the operations such that you can support that business, as well as managing a lot of the administrative functions of your organization? Then the heart of the entire process projecting your financial results…

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