KANSAS SBDC BUSINESS PLANNING Our clients are often challenged to find all of the pieces they need including market research and benchmarks to develop business plans that can be successfully funded.
We help business owners that are expanding, reorganizing, or just starting. For Kansas SBDC business clients, we help them develop business plans that make sense – simple, succinct, to-the-point plans that help businesses reach their goals.
THEY WANT help to develop or modify a business plan often with the goal of obtaining financing
WE PROVIDE cash flow projections, benchmark evaluation, market research, and financial analysis
THEY BENEFIT We help them cut through the extras, dive deeper into the analysis, and focus on what they really need to develop a workable plan.
Do you need help developing a solid plan? We invite you to contact a location near you when you are ready for assistance.
Business advising is confidential and at no cost to the owner. SBDC services are made available to you and your business by funding from the U.S. SBA, Kansas Department of Commerce, and university hosts and other partners. Curious? Read our FAQs.
So, how does this work?
First, to become a client, you sign up online. Next, a center representative near you will contact you to cover your next steps. Next steps may include an online assessment, training, or it may be a one-on-one meeting with a business advisor.
When you meet with a business advisor the advisor’s role is to listen to you and learn about your business challenges in a judgement-free environment. The advisor will ask about your goals, your needs, and your expectations. They’ll ask about the implications of meeting or exceeding your plan. We’ll help you work through what-if scenarios that can guide your current and future decisions.
When you and your advisor agree on a plan of action, we’ll proceed.
What you might discover when working on a business plan with the Kansas SBDC
You might find that we work best as objective outsider that can be there to talk through ideas or to serve as a sounding board. Or you may need us to dig in and help you prepare or revise a business plan. Or you may find that you need us to get deep into the details and work together to develop strategies and tactics to test for a specific product or for your overall brand. Whatever approach works best for you, we’re here to assist.
If we discover that what you need is beyond our scope, we can refer you to great outside resources operating as other small businesses in Kansas. Even if we refer you to outside resources, you’ll find that we willing to be there to work with you as you implement new programs in your business.
Want to get started? Sign up online.