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CED to host Business Plan Pitch

CED to host  Business Plan Pitch

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A number of persons who successfully completed one week’s training in Writing a Business Plan will be going before a panel of business and financial consultants to pitch their business ideas next Monday, August 20.

The Business Plan Pitch is an addition to the recent seminar that was put on by the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED), where business operators, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs learned how to develop and pitch a business plan to investors and financial institutions. The seminar was facilitated by business consultant and former CED Business Gateway Project manager, Simone Murray.

Both Murray and the CED came in for high praises from participants at the close of the seminar on August 3.

Participants expressed satisfaction that their expectations were surpassed as the in-depth training has equipped them with skills and broadened their understanding of how to research and analyze the individual components needed for a successful business plan and how they can apply these newly acquired skills to create a business plan for different audiences.

Come Monday, each participant will go before a five-member panel at the CED Conference Room and pitch their business ideas.

“Having gone through the training, participants began working on the drafts of their business plan, which they are to continue working on to present on the pitching day,” says CED Training Coordinator Keisha Phillips, “We anticipate some very interesting presentations, based on the level of participation in the practical aspects of the seminar between August 6 and 10.

“They will each receive feedback on their ideas and pitch from the panel of professionals – this critique is very important and it will be feedback which they will take to improve their business plans as well as their techniques in pitching.”

CED to host  Business Plan Pitch
Participants during the CED’s one week training session in Writing a Business Plan

Phillips said the CED is happy that its objectives for this training were met.

“Although we were disappointed that more small and medium enterprises did not take advantage of this opportunity to attend the seminar and participate in this pitching exercise, we are pleased that those who did will be able to move forward with their businesses and business ideas after they develop winning plans and ideas.”

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