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BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

A playbook to help start your busness plan

Welcome to AMI's Resources and Education series, and congratulations on your business idea!  We know just how daunting it may be to transform your ideas into a tangible plan to bring it to life for others to enjoy.

 

Through Build, you will learn what all entrepreneurs and small businesses need to consider when building a business plan. These topics are based off of the Business Model Canvas, which you can learn more about here. 

Key Goals of Part I: Build


  • Understand your business idea and all of its components.
  • Establish your online presence.
  • Establish your returning customer base.
  • Acquire basic marketing skills.
  • Create a basic financial foundation.




Key Outcomes of Part I: Build


  • You will have a comprehensive business plan with the Business Model Canvas.
  • You will understand your target customers and market your business to them.
  • You will build customer relationships through business social media accounts.
  • You will have a website for your business.
  • You will be able to compare different suppliers and select the best ones.
  • You will have a basic accounting sheet.
  • You will have networking skills, problem solving skills, and effective strategies for your business.
  • You will be able to register your business and/or achieve nonprofit status.
  • You will begin to build meaningful partnerships.
  • You will be able to apply for grants and loans.




How to use this playbook


Scroll down and click on our content below to learn more about how to Build your Business.





Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas

Why do you want to start a business?

Value Proposition

Value Proposition

Why do you want to start a business?

Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

What will your business do? How will you reach your goals?

Market Research

Market Research

Who will your business serve? Do they exist?

5 Ps of Marketing

5 Ps of Marketing

How will you establish an online presence?

Building a Website

Building a Website

How will you establish an online presence?

Social Media 101

Social Media 101

How will you establish an online presence?

Generating Customer Feedback

Generating Customer Feedback

How will you get returning customers?

Promotion Strategies

Promotion Strategies

How will you get returning customers?

Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

What things do you have to do to deliver value?

Networking 101

Networking 101

What things do you have to do to deliver value?

Problem Solving 101

Problem Solving 101

What things do you have to do to deliver value?

Building Processes

Building Processes

What things do you have to do to deliver value?

Data-Driven Decision Making

Data-Driven Decision Making

What resources do you need to make these things happen?

Contract Negotiation

Contract Negotiation

What resources do you need to make these things happen?

Supplier Scorecard

Supplier Scorecard

Who do you need to make these things happen?

Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships

Who do you need to make these things happen?

Accounting 101

Accounting 101

How will you make money? What will all this cost?

Business Registration

Business Registration

How will you make your operation official?

Nonprofit Status

Nonprofit Status

How will you make your operation official?

Loan Resources

Loan Resources

What are different ways to get money for your business?

Grant Guide

Grant Guide

What are different ways to get money for your business?

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