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Career development | Personal development

Writing a Business Plan

Are you a PhD/ Post-Doc interested in starting a company? This course is designed for researchers wishing to start a company who need to know how to write a business plan. It includes an introduction to the basic elements of a business plan, examples of good and bad business plans, preparing your financial section and a practical exercise writing your executive summary.

Target group
Postdoctoral researcher
PhD candidate
Roisin Holmes  (Business Developer)
Training course
A combination of lectures and practical exercises.
Study material
Presentation will be provided during the course.

Topics covered

  • Elements of a business plan 
  • Examples of good/ bad business plans 
  • Financials
  • Writing your executive summary

The workload for this course amounts to 4 hours.

What you'll learn

How to write a business plan

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