Every business is born with a common goal – Success! While some owner/entrepreneurs possess a natural ability to build a plan for success, others driven by a passion for their business may lack the skills to create a comprehensive and effective roadmap to the future.

The Importance of a Plan

Like all journeys, the path to success is filled with unexpected turns and challenges. A well-crafted plan serves as a guide, incorporating a high level of preparedness to navigate efficiently and make adjustments in response to unexpected market changes that may arise in the future.

The US Bank Advantage

Recognizing the challenges small businesses face, US Bank, America’s #1 Small Business Lender, is committed to supporting entrepreneurs in their quest for success. As part of this commitment, they have introduced a special interactive workshop designed to empower business owners in building “A Plan for Success.”

Workshop Topics

  1. Analyzing the Business Environment
  2. Learn how to assess the external factors affecting your business and stay informed about current business trends. Understanding the environment in which your business operates is crucial for making informed decisions.
  3. Conducting a Competitive Analysis
  4. Explore strategies for evaluating your competitors to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A comprehensive competitive analysis is key to positioning your business effectively in the market.
  5. Assessing Strengths and Weaknesses
  6. Gain insights into evaluating the internal aspects of your business. Identifying strengths to leverage and weaknesses to address is fundamental in creating a resilient and successful business plan.
  7. Creating Strategic Goals
  8. Discover how to formulate strategic goals that serve as the foundation for your plan. These goals should be measurable, aligned with your expectations, and provide a clear framework for achieving success.
  9. Measurement and Evaluation

Learn effective methods for measuring progress and evaluating outcomes against your strategic goals. This step ensures that your plan remains dynamic and adaptable to changing circumstances. 


“A Plan for Success” is not just a workshop; it’s an opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the challenges of business effectively. Join us on this journey, and let US Bank guide you toward a future of prosperity and achievement. Success awaits those who plan for it!