If you are planning to attend this week's Academy of Management Annual Conference in Philadelphia, please join me at my session on how to use software to teach planning . My session is from 2-5 p.m. Friday Aug. 3 in Room 410 of the Philadelphia Marriott.
The session takes off from the point of view of developing a business plan as a tool for giving students a broader view of the whole process of small business management, from start-up to growth, marketing to sales to production to management team, sales forecast through income, balance sheet, cash flow, and long-term financial management. We'll look at software as a tool, some sample exercises, working with popular websites, tips and traps, and a lot of discussion. I will share the details of the course I teach which takes students through the business plan to a presentation at the end, including assignments that build the business plan, discussions of presentation techniques, and Web implementation.
A word of caution, however: the Academy of Management annual meeting is not open to all, and isn't free. For more information on registration and costs, click here.
I hope to see you there.