Writing a Business Plan

The goal of this workshop is to help business owners develop an understanding of a business plan, what goes into the creative process, how to write one and its usefulness. Developing a financial plan for your business will also be introduced, including discussion about the investment required for startup or expansion, creating cash flow projections and developing a business budget. 

The business plan will include, but not be limited to the following:    

  • Executive Summary

  • Background Information

  • Business Concept

  • Description of Products/Services

  • Management Structure &  Organization

  • The Marketing Plan

  • The Financial Plan

  • Conclusion:  The Feasibility Statement

  • Supporting Documents


Date: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $45 General, $25 for OzSBI Members

Register: Click here

The deadline to register for this series is Friday, October 26th at 2 p.m.


Faciltated by: Darrell Hampsten

Darrell has spent his professional career assisting small business owners.  Darrell brings a decade of experience with the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and another decade of accounting experience. In the 1990s, he worked in the tax accounting field as an IRS Enrolled Agent, able to represent clients on tax audits and appeals, and earned an associate's degree in Accounting in 1998. In 2000, he completed his bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship before starting several businesses of his own. In 2011, he "retired" from business ownership and became coordinator of the SBTDC in West Plains. He has worked as SBTDC Director in Missouri, Illinois and Florida in addition to working as Director of Economic Development for a small Midwestern city. He has earned certifications as a business coach, instructor in multiple entrepreneurship curricula, and is certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) by the National Development Council. He returned to West Plains in May 2018 and is completing his Master's degree in Business Administration. 


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two week in advance. Contact Willis Mushrush, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd, West Plains, MO or telephone 417-256-2391 to make the arrangements.







Date of Event: 
Oct 30 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm