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This 3-hour in-person class walks you through the process of creating a simple but powerful business plan that grows with your organization.

REGISTER FOR Workshop: Write An Effective Business Plan

Join us for How To Write An Effective Business Plan, a workshop designed to empower small business owners, freelancers, nonprofit and creative professionals. Gain invaluable insights, tools, and strategies to write your business plan. Dive into competitive analysis, forecasting, refining your business model, cost anticipation, and more. Discover the crucial elements to include if you plan to pitch to investors. Leave with a comprehensive toolkit, including templates, worksheets, and resourceful links. By the end of class, you'll be well on your way to developing a flexible, powerful business plan to fuel the growth of your business Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your business – secure your tickets now!

What To Expect

  • All participants will receive a follow-along workbook to take notes, follow instruction and complete exercises during the session.
  • Participants will also get a free toolkit – a collection of templates, forms, worksheets, software and other helpful resources to help make good use of the information shared in class.
  • There will be time for Q&A with the instructor and we will take breaks to give you a chance to check email, grab a water or network with other participants.


Set yourself up for success. Register now and secure your spot!


Earn A Business Skills Certificate
This workshop is eligible for the City of Austin Business Skills Certificate program. Participants who complete six eligible courses in the program are recognized in a public awards ceremony with other local business and community leaders. View eligible classes here -- http://bit.ly/AustinSkillsCertificate

Photo: Dec 2023 Certificate Graduates with Austin Mayor, Kirk Watson


The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request - including translation and interpretation services. For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at 512-974-7819. The City receives and accepts Video Relay Service (VRS) calls from people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing through Relay Texas 7-1-1.


Map to City of Austin Small Business Division, 5202 E. Ben White, Suite 300

City of Austin Small Business Division
5202 E Ben White Blvd
Suite 300
Austin, TX 78741
United States