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Business Plans for New Initiatives

Business Plans for New Initiatives

Monday, October 6, 2014 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


This 4-session master class begins Monday, October 6.
Following classes meet October 13 , 20, and 27.
All sessions take place from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
$199 | $169 for Spertus members, students, and alumni

Or call 312.322.1773

Developing a new program or initiative can be a daunting task. Beyond the evaluation of the need and the market and the development of content, it is imperative that a comprehensive business plan be created to tie it all together and provide the best chances for success.

In this four-session master class, taught by Alexandra Beygel, you will learn about the nature and function of a business plan, and then how to develop an effective plan for your own new initiative. 

Alexandra Beygel is the director of financial planning and analysis at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. Prior to this position, she served as financial manager of the JCCs of Chicago and in various roles in finance, marketing, and eBusiness at Grainger. She is an alumna of the Spertus Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program, in which she teaches.

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