Project Description

Narrative Summary

OSTTC’s 7 week Business Planning Program is primarily aimed at small for-profit business, mostly start-ups. Although for-profits remains the focus of the program, the program is easily adaptable for participants focused on social-enterrprise, not-for-profit activities or simply wanting to increase the level of innovation in the workplace (being intrapreneurial).

Regardless of the focus, the program’s outcomes enable each participant to clearly demonstrate:

  • The desirability of their offering (enough demand/need)
  • The feasibility of the organization they plan to build (how they will execute); and
  • The financial sustainability and viabiity of their organization in the short and long-run. Higher quality business plans ultimately empower participants to make better decisions, present more convincing arguments to secure needed funding and investments as well as generating more revenues.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have an Idea for a Business
  • Complete an Academic Assessment/ESPORT

Course Outline

Major Topics include:

  • Introduction to Business Planning
  • Critical Thinking in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment
  • Developing an Effective Resume
  • Credit Reports and Scores
  • Introduction to Business Model Canvas
  • Introduction to Value Propositions
  • Value Proposition Statement
  • Channels
  • Customer Relationships