Now is the time to ramp up your efforts toward constructing your business plan. The business plan writing workshop was a huge success, from all accounts, and now you’re on your own until classes resume on January 23rd, 2017. Hunker down with the Rhonda Abrams book (https://www.amazon.com/Business-Plan-Day-Planning-Shop/dp/1933895373/ref=pd_sbs_14_img_0/156-9309455-1692465?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BNR3NZ26C7FNCT90Z07B) and see if you can draft your own plan using the template she provides in the book.  Nicole, Grace, Leif, and Jamie said that you’re free to contact them over break with any questions that you might have. Nicole, et al., will be sending you a separate email with additional information and tips as you proceed over the winter break.

Ken would like to invite all participants in the competition to visit him and his management team at the Health Monitor Network office on Tuesday, January 17th, beginning at 5pm. This opportunity is an amazing one because you will get hands on advice and feedback on your business model and plan from Ken and his team. Students who have attended this event report to me that it’s a game changer! Here’s the relevant information: Address: 135 Chestnut Ridge Rd # 2, Montvale, NJ 07645 Phone: (201) 391-1911.  Check out Health Monitor’s website for more about the company (http://www.healthmonitornetwork.com/ and http://www.healthmonitor.com/).

The business plan writing workshop will resume on Wednesday night February 1st.

Important Dates:

Friday February 17th: Business Plans (.pdf, please) are due to me electronically no later than Noon

Monday – Thursday February 20 – 23rd: dry runs

Friday February 24th: First Round Presentations, Payne Room, Tang Teaching Museum

We shall be holding separate presentations on the 24th for Social Entrepreneurship/Not for Profit and For Profit businesses. I’ll let you know in early February about the exact times for the presentations that day. Each presentation will have its own set of judges who will choose businesses that go on to the final presentations on Friday April 7th. Each business chosen to proceed to the final round will be assigned to one of the judges to serve as their mentor between the two round of presentations.

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