The Alaska Small Business Development Center Director of Rural Program Development, Ian Grant, will be at the Haines Library on March 19 and 20, 2019 to present on developing a business plan.

This series of workshops is free and open to all but you must register online here:
For March 19th’s workshop:
For March 20th’s workshop:

If you want to start or run a successful business you have to understand the numbers. Regardless of the industry, size or other unique features of your business, financial analysis is critical to both starting a business and staying in business.  If you are working on the feasibility of an idea or writing a business plan, you need this class!

This workshop will teach you how to develop a financial plan using the AK SBDC’s Financial Model tool which is an extensive Excel model. Don’t worry, no previous experience with Excel is necessary.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Start-Up Budget
  • Salaries and Wages
  • Fixed Expenses
  • Sales Projections
  • Income Statements
  • Cash Flow Statements
  • Balance Sheets

The results of this exercise will be ready to insert into the financial portion of your business plan.

NOTE: This workshop is the first in a series of six. Although attending each one is not required, it is highly recommended that you attend as many as possible.

The following 4 workshops will be presented remotely through webinar conferencing:

  • April 9 at 6 pm
  • April 23 at 6 pm
  • May 7 at 6 pm
  • May 21 at 6 pm

Ian is also scheduling one-on-one advising sessions while he is in Haines. Email him directly for more information on business advising.

Thanks to the Alaska Small Business Development Center for bringing this workshop series to Haines!