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Business Planning for Professional Growth

A well-prepared business plan is key to the growth and development of any business or individual. Defining the roadmap to your professional goals allows you to measure your progress and success from where you are, to where you want to be, and most importantly, how you’ll get there. This class provides you the essential elements of any good business plan. You will learn the tips, tools, and techniques to complete your business plan assignment and ensure your plan leads to professional success.

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:
  1. Identify the key elements and function of a business plan
  2. Draft a vision statement to guide your business plan
  3. Utilize the McKinsey 2x2 Success Grid and Priority Grid for your business plan
  4. Compose your business plan following the assignment criteria

About the instructor

Shawn Terrel, CAI, AARE
Shawn Terrel is the president of United Country Real Estate | Auction Services and brings an extensive auction background to the executive management team. Shawn has more than 25 years of professional real estate and auction experience and has facilitated over 4,000 auction events across the country.  He has become recognized as one of the industry’s authorities on conducting online auctions and live internet auction simulcasts during his career.

In this position he develops and implements systematic auction programs, technology, marketing and business consulting solutions for over 5,500 real estate and auction professionals across the United States, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras.Shawn Terrel is a former Board of Director of the National Auctioneers Association and a past president of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association. He holds the title of Champion bid calling auctioneer in multiple states tours the country as a professional speaker and advocate for the auction industry. Shawn is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) at Indiana University and holds the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) designation as well as the United Country Master Auctioneer (UCMA) designation. He is graduate of the Missouri Auction School and is a certified instructor at the Texas Auction Academy.