Showing small business owners how to use analytical tools to develop and create an effective business plan was the focus of the “Developing a Business Plan” workshop and webinar presented this month by Jennetta Harris-Daigre, of SCE and Ventress Click Ventures LLC and the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce (LALCC).
The educational webinar was for business owners and entrepreneurs who were interested in creating or updating a business plan and participants were given a template and tips to create a successful business plan.
Besides the standard financial documents like a profit and loss statement, a business plan is an important blueprint to help the business owner identify the missions, goals and objectives of the company or business. The business plan can be an important selling tool when a business is applying for funding or pitching their product and services.
Using “SWOT” analysis and a “Business Model Canvas” worksheet, Ms. Jenetta showed webinar participants how to focus on several key business areas including, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, Risk, Key Partners, and Resources.
Ms. Harris-Daigre is the Principal Advisor for her company and has over 40 years of experience in the utility industry. She has directed and developed strategic programs for customer outreach, public affairs, energy efficiency, event planning and provided safety and leadership development programs. Her community involvement includes leading boards of directors to improve programs in support of youth, women, educational, ministerial, environmental, health and welfare and business improvement in diverse communities in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.