Business Planning

Basic consultation on business and financial planning is available for free to INN members each week through the INN Box Office Hours or Startup Sessions, held most alternating Wednesdays. Sign up from the INN calendar.

Added custom consultation is available for a fee:
 

BUSINESS COACHING

Looking for business advice and feedback on how to steer your organization forward or a place to chat about your revenue diversification strategies? INN’s Chief Knowledge Officer Fran Scarlett holds INN Office Hours every other Wednesday.

Services include:



  • Assess and enhance your current business plans
  • Evaluate new opportunities comprehensively
  • Develop and implement new strategies and business models



About: Fran Scarlett is a professional business growth coach with a background in journalism. She specializes in helping organizations understand and leverage their value propositions to build business models that maximize their potential for revenue growth and long-term sustainability.

Fran has extensive experience in starting and growing businesses. She ran her own management consulting firm, Scarlett Ink Media, providing strategic and tactical consulting to news media organizations with an emphasis on developing new revenue models, product development and cross-platform collaborations. She has been regional director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at the University of North Carolina. She received her MBA from Harvard University and a B.S. in Mass Communications from Boston University.

Rate: Free for INN members, $100 per hour for non-members

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STRATEGIC PLANNING & FACILITATION

Most strategic plans live on a shelf instead of guiding organizational decision-making. INN's chief knowledge officer, Fran Scarlett, designs and facilitates strategic action planning sessions that result in actionable steps intended to move organizations from where they are to where they want to be. The result of a strategic action plan are prioritized strategies, tactics, resource allocation needs and implementation timelines, essentially the operational roadmap that steers your organization to the next level of growth.

Services include:

  • Consultation on strategic roadmaps
  • Planning sessions and interactive workshops designed to help formulate a strategic plan for your organization



About: Fran Scarlett is a professional business growth coach with a background in journalism. She specializes in helping organizations understand and leverage their value propositions to build business models that maximize their potential for revenue growth and long-term sustainability.

Fran has extensive experience in starting and growing businesses. She ran her own management consulting firm, Scarlett Ink Media, providing strategic and tactical consulting to news media organizations with an emphasis on developing new revenue models, product development and cross-platform collaborations. She has been regional director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at the University of North Carolina. She received her MBA from Harvard University and a B.S. in Mass Communications from Boston University.

Rate: $500 for half-day, $1,000 for a full day plus travel expenses, for INN members. Available to work through a contract with non-members.

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