Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours | 10/31/2022 October 31, 2022, 1:00pm PDT October 31, 2022, 4:00pm PDT

Join us and other entrepreneurs in this hands-on workshop where you will write your “Unique Value Statement” for your new product or service. This is a concise description of your product or service and explain the unique value your product or service provides to your customers. As part of the workshop, participants will receive real-time feedback from a SCORE mentor to help them fine tune their Value Statement. 

In the second part of the workshop you will use the “Lean Canvas” to begin the process of turning your product/service into a business. In this interactive session, you use the canvas to help guide you in expanding the information in the Unique Value Statement by capturing key ideas, concepts and strategies about your business in the canvas. This creates a basic framework that you can use to complete YOUR full, detailed business plan. 

Have paper, a pencil or a pen ready as the goal of this workshop is for all participants to leave with a draft of their “Unique Value Statement” and “Lean Canvas.”

Listen to what others who have attended this workshop have to say about the instructors and the program:

  • It was a great help to have time to work on a plan and get direct feedback from the instructor!
  • The hands approach of writing my lean canvas in class really helped me think in detail about my business.  
  • Really helps simplify the planning process for me!  
  • Gave me a structured approach to think through my business.  
  • It was a very positive environment; the instructor and other students provided examples on how to improve my plans.

SCORE’s Small Business Essentials Workshops prepares individuals to make the right decisions and create actionable plans when starting a small business. Whether you are starting a business on your own (one-person business) or a business with employees, we have the right set of workshops to help you succeed. All the workshops are about three hours in length and taught by experienced SCORE Mentors. See more information on these workshops here.  


This workshop is presented by SCORE Business Mentor Judy Jones, MMBA, CPT. Besides volunteering for SCORE, Judy is a Business and Executive Leadership Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has invested her 35-year career in helping businesses, communities and leaders launch, grow and transform! A former Small Business Development Center County Director for the Small Business Association, Judy recently helped thousands of thriving businesses start, grow, and survive through the COVID-19 Crisis. She currently teaches and trains new business owners for various programs, and organizations around the world. Judy received her B.A. in Urban and Economic Development Planning from the University of Washington and did her Marketing MBA graduate work at Florida Institute of Technology. For questions or more information about Judy, visit her LinkedIn profile here: Judy Jones

About the Presenter(s)

Judy M. Jones

I have 30+years experience leading organizational development and business operations in for profit and non-profit organizations. I am a former Director and Advisor of Small Business Development Center with 20+ years as a Contract Consultant and business owner. I bring a diverse wealth of knowledge about all aspects of business from start-up, expansion to access to capital including COVID-19...

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