You’ve been re-invigorated by the great energy at South by Southwest… or perhaps you just got off the phone with a mentor. You have this great idea for a business and you can’t wait to get it off the ground (image: FromTheNorth‘s Flickrstream, Creative Commons).
You’re a woman, you’re an entrepreneur, the world is your oyster.
Where’s the business plan?
If you work in the DC metro area, why not let REDI’s (Rockville Economic Development, Inc.) StartRight! help your business along? They’re looking for women entrepreneurs in DC/MD/VA that they can give some decent moolah to.
And all you have to do is write a business plan.
I know, there’s no “all you have to do” when it comes to writing a business plan. But it’s one of those things you know you need to do as an entrepreneur. Right?
REDI’s serious about this – but they want you to be too. So check out the information and rules here.
Executive summaries are due March 26, and final plans have to be postmarked by March 31, 2010. More information here (please check it out because we’re just passing the info along, so make sure you have the 4-1-1 right).
I’d get to it, if I were you. And do tell them Women Grow Business sent you.
Need help in getting cracking? Look these up:
- SBA resources on how to write a business plan
- More on business plans from Business.gov
- Robin Ferrier’s recent post on woman power featured additional excellent resources
Shonali Burke is editor of Women Grow Business and one of the country’s leading business communicators, who was named to PRWeek’s inaugural top “40 Under 40” list of US-based PR professionals. She specializes in creating and implementing integrated (online and off), results-based, measurable communication programs for clients both large and small at Shonali Burke Consulting. An accredited business communicator, she is also Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University’s M.A. in Communications program and active in the local communications community as President of IABC/DC Metro. Talk to her via her blog, Waxing UnLyrical or Twitter.