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Business Plan Clinic

WBDC’s most comprehensive training program for people learning to work on their business plan whether they are startup or emerging businesses.
Business Plan Clinic: 10-Part Series
May 14th, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
What You'll Gain:
  • A dynamic 10-session course taught by industry experts with an online learning component
  • A solid understanding of business-building fundamentals
  • A detailed business plan based on your goals for moving your business forward
Cost: $300.00

Gain a comprehensive understanding of business building fundamentals and emerge from this class with a solid blueprint firmly in hand. Give your business concept the advantage of a well thought out plan. This 10-session course is taught by industry experts in a dynamic peer-to-peer environment and is supported by an interactive online tool to guide you every step of the way.

Topics Include:

  • Business Basics
  • Marketing Plan
  • Business Types/Legal Entities
  • Basic Financials
  • Hands on Business Plan Development
  • Promoting Your Business in the Digital World
  • Cash & Getting Financed
  • Business Plan Pitch Practice
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Business Advisory Networking
  • Next Steps

Tuesdays & Thursday Evenings, May 14th to June 13th | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Class dates: May 14th, 16th, 21st , 23rd, 28th, 30th, June 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th

Location: Groton

Program Fee: $300
Reduced-fee scholarships available to those who qualify based on income guidelines.

Application Required

Contact Susan Hackett at 860-574-9246 or shackett@ctwbdc.org for more information.


Apply by Friday, April 22th  for a 10% discount 

Instructor: Carol Cheswick & Expert Guest Instructors
Title: Business Specialist
Bio: Carol Cheswick is a Business Specialist with the Women's Business Development Council (WBDC). Ms. Cheswick brings over 30 years of experience in finance, marketing, investing and executive consulting to WBDC. Since joining the organization in 2012, Ms. Cheswick has empowered hundreds of clients through one-on-one counseling on specific business and career challenges. She also teaches GPS – a Guide to Plan for Success, WBDC’s signature business plan development program for aspiring entrepreneurs who seek to start a small business and make their vision a reality, and existing business owners looking to take the next step.
Register for Business Plan Clinic: 10-Part Series
Terms of Service: WBDC is a nonprofit organization, required by its funders to collect data requested on this form. WBDC places great value on your personal privacy and the confidential facts and figures you disclose concerning your business activities. Information concerning you and your business is kept strictly confidential and is reported only in aggregate unless prior approval is received from you. WBDC is able to offer its programs and services at afforable and/or reduced rates due to the support of Federal, State, Municipal, Corporate and Individual contributors and the programs or services you participate in are either partially or fully subsidized.

Small Business AssociationThis program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. We make reasonable accommodations for access by persons with disabilities.