Ndaba Mdhlongwa [In-da-ba Ma-Long-Wa]: Developing a Winning Business Plan

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What you will learn:

  • Develop a plan that will guide you during the lifetime of your business.
  • Write a business plan that excites lenders or investors…and puts money in your pockets.
  • Research and reach your customers with a winning targeted marketing strategy.
  • Build a credible financial plan – learn how to make projections and plan cash flow.
  • Use financial statement analysis to measure progress and make profitability decisions.
  • Evaluate the potential of your business in the global marketplace.

About our speaker:

Ndaba founded Business Plan Solutions in 1998, a business plan and management-consulting firm specializing in small business start-up and development. Since that time, he has written and contributed in hundreds of business plans for companies nationwide in diverse industries. He conducts presentations, business seminars and workshops on writing a business plan, steps to starting a small business, as well as record keeping and accounting for small businesses.

In 2001, Ndaba became Associate Publisher for Out of Your Mind…and Into the Marketplace, where he continues to assist with publishing projects. He developed business plan examples published in Anatomy of a Business Plan and was instrumental in the development of the new integrated spreadsheet financial workbook introduced in Automate Your Business Plan 11.0, a business plan software program. Most recently Ndaba worked in conjunction with Linda Pinson to develop Instructors’ Manuals for their three-book entrepreneurial series: Anatomy of a Business Plan, Steps to Small Business Start-Up and Keeping the Books.

Ndaba’s business experience also includes developing and executing business plans in a COO capacity:

  • 2007 – 2009 he owned and operated a printing company. During which time he developed and implemented systems and procedures for the company to operate efficiently and increased EBITDA through organizational efficiency, resulting in the successful sale of the business in 2009.
  • 2010, Ndaba executed the successful launch of an online furniture store. Reaching sales of $750,000 by year two.
  • 2012 he went on to run the operations of a staffing company. The company obtained and successfully managed multi-million dollar contracts with the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and Department of State.
  • 2013 Ndaba headed an outdoor advertising company which he later sold.

Ndaba’s success spans wider than the business world. He started out as an athlete, participating in intercollegiate athletics in track and field – being a five time All-American and the 1995 outdoor NCAA champion in the triple jump. He is also a two-time Olympian having participated at the 1992 Barcelona 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games! In 2003, Ndaba was honored with induction into the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletic Hall of Fame.

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