, (PressExposure) July 01, 2006 -- Gainesville, FL - - The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy reports that more than half a million businesses are started in the United States each year. However, the combined bankruptcy and closure rates are outpacing the start-ups. [See attached - Table 1: Starts and Closures of Employer Firms, 1995-2003] To adequately address survival issues like staffing needs and financing requirements, business owners must tackle one of the most time-consuming and demanding processes of a business â the creation and implementation of a business plan. Business owners or people interested in starting their own business who find themselves overwhelmed by this seemingly daunting task have a new resource for completing the vital strategic planning document. In September, Singleton Consulting Group will take its business development services online by offering a 12-week business plan writing course. During the course, attendees will not only develop a detailed roadmap to help them grow and manage their business, but they will gain a better understanding of their market and competitors, develop a strategy for reaching their customers, and construct the financial statements required to measure their business' health. Advanced registration is required and class sizes are limited to maximize instructor support for the participants. To find out more about the Business Insights: Online Business Plan Writing course, including the Top 5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan, visit [http://www.bpcoachonline.com] .
About Singleton Consulting Group: Founded in 2000, Singleton Consulting Group is a marketing and business development consultancy that works with independent practitioners and existing or emerging small businesses to provide them with fundamental, growth-oriented business tools. As a resource partner, Singleton Consulting Group offers business executives a variety of services that are vital to an organization's long-term success, including accounting, advertising campaign development, business plan writing, grantwriting, information research, organizational and management consulting, and strategic marketing planning.
With a B.B.A. from Georgia State University, principal consultant, Linette Singleton has over 20 years of experience in organizational operations, including serving as Adjunct Professor at the Santa Fe Community College Center for Business where she provides instruction to new or prospective business owners on business plan components, market research, financial projections, marketing strategy and business operations on behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of North Florida Small Business Development Center. For more information, contact Linette Singleton at (352) 328-5403 or visit Singleton Consulting Group online at [http://www.bpcoachonline.com].
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