All About Business Plans and Business Planning

Course Code: BPL101-WS
Day: Sat Time: 10:00-16:30 Hours: 6 Sessions: 1 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

The old adage of 'if you fail to plan, you plan to fail' is one that rings true in the business world. Most people would like to have their own business but many take it on unprepared. This workshop is designed to provide students with a practical base from which to venture into a new business enterprise and to be adequately equipped to develop from this as the business grows. The course will start with idea formulation then move into business plans and beyond. By analyzing and developing the key components which a successful business needs students will be able to evaluate ideas and prepare for future outcomes.

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John Foster

Instructor Biography

John has been instructing an array of business management courses in Continuing Education at Temple University Japan since 2007, specializing in HRM, Organizational Behavior and Performance Management. He is Assistant Professor at Temple University Japan, Hosei University and Adjunct Professor Emeritus of business administration at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. John has had a varied career working in investment finance, information systems, corporate training, journalism, marketing and PR and e-commerce management, launching and managing a business, as a project manager with Microsoft and PR with Toys 'R' Us Japan. John has a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Deakin University and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He loves travel and stand-up comedy; he’s published two books and has plans for more.