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Professional Development Plan
LaKeshia Chaney
Walden University

Professional Development Plan
Professional Development Plan (PDP) is a process of improving education and training opportunities in the community. This planning document will outline goals, steps to accomplish the goals, social media preference, personal strengths and weakness, and timelines. The Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat (SWOT), Personal Learning Network (PLN) and New Drivers of Leadership Assessment will be tools to outline each step to maintain and build self-confidence in achieving goals. The Doctoral of Business Administration (DBA) will give probabilities to explore values, styles, attitudes, and social skills for continuing personal development. The
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· The steps taken to start a business are: a) setting up communication infrastructure; b) utilize a personal network such as attending business events like Black Women in Business (BWIB) to gain more knowledge on how to operate a successful business; c) seek advice from experts in the same field to learn from failures and success in the community to accomplish goals (Cutler, 2015); d) be creative and competitive with pricing to get the company going in the logistics industry; e) continue to research on services, products, taxes, and revenues for improvement opportunities. The focus will be on the values of the business to get a buy-in from potential clients and investors.
· Networking through social media has opened doors to new and existing opportunities for professional development. Facebook and LinkedIn will be some tools to use for advertising and branding. The professional groups on Facebook and LinkedIn are a starting point to gain insight from other peers through personal learning (Kemp, 2015b).
· A robust business plan provides a path for changing a company’s profitable enterprise (Wagner, 2017). If a program is not well written or researched, it can cause a company to fail. It will be an excellent idea to start looking into other options like a commercial loan through a bank or a small business loan through the Small Business Administration or other lenders (Taylor, 2016). The market/cost demand for the
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