MU Extension events calendar
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 39 of 43)
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6 p.m. to Thursday, April 10, 2014, 9 p.m.
Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield MO map...
Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.
Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business
Chronic Disease Self-Management -- Springfield (Session 5 of 6)
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:30 p.m. to noon
CoxHealth Surgery Center, Springfield
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. The CDSMP is provided in two and a half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings (e.g. senior centers, churches, libraries). People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom deal with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Session five: Using your mind to manage symptoms; Making an action plan; problem solving; healthy eating; making informed treatment decisions; dealing with depression