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Business Plans: Why They Are Essential

Join us for the second Women's Start-Up Club meeting of the year where we'll discuss why developing a business plan is a step you just can't skip.

Wednesday November 30th / 19:00 - 21:30 / Members ¥2000 / Non-members ¥3000 (covers finger food and soft drinks)

At our second Women’s Start-up Club meeting of the 2016-2017 year, Joanne Wilkinson, a successful entrepreneur, will share her insights on business planning and business plans and why every start-up should have one. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of having, or not having, a business plan and how to create one that works for your business. Take away a clear understanding of what a business plan really does, and the resources needed to create a plan that fits your needs and personality.

Joanne Wilkinson has a BA and MA in physics from Cambridge. Her corporate career started with engineering at GEC Marconi, followed by operations for a U.K. pharmaceuticals company, five years with Honda Japan and 16 years with Dell Computers, including Director of Japan marketing, COO, and Executive Director of one of four APJ businesses which grew from zero to $1 billion in just three years. She started her own company, Vintage Kimonos, in 2013 to help Tohoku recovery, and now runs three growing and profitable businesses including a consulting firm.

We hope to see you November 30!

About FEW Women’s Start-Up Club

Do you run your own business or are you interested in starting one?

Women’s Start-up Club is a small group that meets once in two months to discuss issues, insights and successes of women running or planning their own businesses in Japan.

The Three Pillars of Women’s Start-up Club:

  1. Thought: Speakers who make us think and give us real and useful information to help our businesses / plans for starting a business.
  2. Talk: The chance to ask questions and contribute to the evening.
  3. Takeaways: A summary of the message by the speaker for each meeting.

Our Vision:

  • To provide a place where likeminded women can talk in a safe and supportive environment about their business successes and issues.
  • To give all women a chance to speak out
  • To provide quality speakers who will enhance our businesses.

All women welcome, whether you have just started your own business, have been running one for years, want to start one or just want to be inspired by meeting energetic women!

Event Details

Business Plans: Why They Are Essential
Wednesday November 30th
19:00 - 21:30
Members ¥2000 / Non-members ¥3000 (covers finger food and soft drinks)
Minami Azabu Centre Hall
4-12-25 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047