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15 Sep 2020

Developing a Business Plan

Target Audience

Anyone with an idea who is interested in turning it into a new venture or social enterprise. Alternatively an existing community, voluntary or charity organisation may need to develop a business plan as part of the development of a new service or a funding application.


This workshop is designed to make business planning accessible to everyone.

You don’t have to be a hotshot, high-flying entrepreneur to bring a good idea to life. Every day, regular people in our communities are recognising that there is a need and an opportunity for new supports and services, and they are deciding to do something about it.

You need passion. You need determination. And you need a plan. A business plan is the first step in focusing your ideas, and articulating your vision clearly to people and organisations who can help you along the way.



Yvonne Pearse

Soli Projects

Yvonne Pearse is a freelance contractor within the charity sector in Ireland, operating under the name of Soli Projects. Her experience is in both the non-profit and the commercial sectors, and most recently she led the Irish launch of an international tech startup. Witnessing the changes that were facing charities in Ireland, she felt compelled to return to work with them. A qualified project manager, she now offers project support to a wide-range of dynamic organisations. Her passion is to collate and share best practice, and to champion disruptive and transformative change.


By doing this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the need and use for a business plan
  • Acquire a toolkit for creating a new business plan
  • Learn how to critique and strengthen their plans
  • Map out how they will share and communicate their ideas to those who can help them.


€70Nonprofit Organisation
€60Carmichael Resident Organisation
€80Statutory/Corporate Organisation

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