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Developing a Business Plan to Start, Grow, or Revitalize Your Company

Originally Aired
November 8, 2013
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Dave Lavinsky
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Baseball player Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you probably won’t get there.” In the case of both sports and business, he’s absolutely right. Importantly, in business, there is a critical tool that helps you both state where you’re going and how you’ll get there; that tool is your business plan.

Whether your goal is to start a company, or grow or revitalize an existing one, your business plan is crucial to your success. During this webinar, Dave Lavinsky will teach you:

  • The ten key elements to include in your business plan
  • The difference between a business plan to start your company versus a plan to grow it
  • Why most business plans fail and what to do about it
  • How to use your business plan to attract outside funding

You will leave with a clear understanding of how to develop your business plan and grow your company.

About Dave Lavinsky

Dave Lavinsky (Com ’92) is the co-founder and president of Growthink, a consulting and publishing firm that has helped more than 500,000 entrepreneurs and business owners to start, grow, or exit their companies.

He is a regular contributor to both Forbes and Entrepreneur on the topics of business planning, capital raising and business growth strategies. Dave is also the author of the best-selling book, “Start at the End: How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan” published by Wiley in 2012. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple businesses in several sectors including internet, consulting and consumer products businesses.

In addition to his Commerce degree from UVA, Dave holds an MBA from UCLA.

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