"Just made an inquiry with CWE - Center for Women & Enterprise in Rhode Island for a consultation. They work with both women and men looking to start or grow their businesses. The biggest hurtle I need to overcome right now for my business plan is how to complete my financial forecast. Doing a lot of research in how to identify my target market, how to project revenue and expenses, etc. If anyone out in the SYS sphere has experience with this aspect of business plan I'd be grateful for some help!
"The dreaming part of this is not difficult for me, it's the projecting revenue and forecasting that's going to be difficult. If I'm going to ask investors to believe in a someone with $125k in student loan debt and no money of her own I've got to have a really solid business plan is my feeling, ya know?
Then the legalities/accounting elements, do I setup as an LLC, S Corp?
Should I pursue my Construction Supervisors License here in MA?
It's all very overwhelming, but I know I can do it!"
"Working on developing a business plan through a website called LivePlan.com - it provides tons of business plan examples in a multitude of industries and also offers tons of free resources like links to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, start up advice, etc."
"Lightning House’s first think tank will be taking place on Sunday, June 8th. We’ll be talking about the challenge of visibility for women in the trades and how we can change that, brainstorming a cooperative business model and talking about next steps and the foundation of the project.
If there are any questions or ideas you think should be on the docket shoot me a message or post it in the comments section!"