Vishal Soni · March 21, 2024

March 1, 2024

Class Description

Participants will learn how to develop a business plan including a business concept, mission, and plan for success.  

Intended Audience 

Current and potential business owners

Class Material

Provided by the Instructor 

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to: 

  • Develop a business plan

About the Instructor

Leslie Acosta began her professional journey as a social worker – providing services to underserved families.  After a twelve-year career in social work, she decided to go back to school – completing a master’s degree in Business Administration.  

For the past fifteen years, Leslie has been teaching business courses in leadership management, financial management, economics, essentials of entrepreneurship, and marketing.  In addition to teaching courses in business; she has been instrumental in advocating and crafting policy initiatives regarding criminal justice and educational reform.

Leslie’s passion for public service inculcated a desire to create a culturally inclusive multimedia center. Which led to the creation of USALA Media, a digital media platform focused on addressing social justice issues and policy reforms at the city, state and federal level.





2708-10 N 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133


Saturdays, 10 am – 12:00 pm beginning May 11 – June 1, 2024

Class Content

Class DateClass Topic
5/8/24 –5/18/24Business Overview and Feasibility Business Plan and Its Components Market Research and Distribution Elevator Pitch
5/22/24 – 6/1/24Financial Statements 2-minute Business Pitch
Credit and Access to Capital Graduation and 2-minute Business Pitch

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