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Business Planning

Business Planning is necessary for the entrepreneur starting a new business, as well as the established company that wishes to grow the business. Business planning is a process that involves the creation of a mission or goal for a company, as well as defining the strategies that will be used to meet those goals or mission.

Starting Up A New Company
Starting up a new company requires investigation, careful evaluation of all known factors, and projecting potential results of different options.

Growing An Established Business
Growing an established business requires business planning that will determine what is needed in order to manage the expansion process, especially in regards to financing new facilities, expanding sales and marketing efforts, or designing a new communications infrastructure to meet the needs of the expansion.

Business Management and Growth
Entrepreneurs face daily problems that may impact the future of the company. Business management requires multi-tasking, work prioritization, and decision-making. Successful business owners seek outside advice from a business coach (business management), lawyer (legal issues) and accountant (cash flow).

Experienced entrepreneurs have been successful in managing their business for 2 – 3 years. Now, as an existing business it's time to develop a business growth plan. Like your original business plan, a business growth plan is an internal tool to guide you towards success. The plan helps you determine what is needed in order to manage the expansion process, especially in regards to financing new facilities and operating capital, expanding sales and marketing efforts, or designing a new communications infrastructure to meet the needs of the expansion.

Sustainable growth helps provide for business stability.

Let us tell your story! If you've ever been involved with the Women's Business Center of Rural Alabama, please email us: Here for information on how your business profile can be added to our website. This service is provided to our clients to help them market their business at no cost.

What our Clients Say:
"We would not be where we are today without the assistance of the SBA Loan that we got through the Women’s Business Center. We outgrew our old office and have relocated and our internal staff has almost quadrupled since opening. The WBC really took the pain out of the whole SBA loan process. They knew exactly what information we needed to provide and helped walk us through the process. They also provided continuous support and marketing opportunities such as networking and continued business consulting and advice." Angela Ashcraft, Express Employment Professionals Co-owner.

Receive guidance from trusted and expert advisers or peers. Counseling is conducted face-to-face, by telephone and internet/email.

Counseling Services

The Women's Business Center of Rural Alabama offers free, confidential business coaching to start-up and existing businesses that have written business plans.  We assist with:

  • Access to capital for survival and growth;
  • Review business plans, cash flow projections and marketing plans; and
  • Certification and procurement

For Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh or Escambia County Business Coaching/Counseling services call: 251.867.5600 or email: Click Here

Mentors
Our Mentors become business coaches and are matched to entrepreneurs receiving services to encourage and guide business owners through challenges to help meet their specific business goals. siness, advice from our mentors can help you avoid common pitfalls.

Financial Education
Financial education is the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of their personal and business finances. Workshops are provided addressing several areas of financial education:

  • Financing options for start-up businesses, working capital and expansion loans;
  • Qualifying for a business loan;
  • Making your credit bankable; and
  • State, county and local business taxes