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DSMT Toolkit

Chapter 15. Business Planning

Establishing a business plan for a DSMT program involves having a clear understanding of total costs and potential revenue. The expenses and revenue sources must be firmly understood, prior to developing the business plan. When developing the list of program expenses, it is important to note that everything that a program provides has an attached cost. No aspects of the program are provided for free. There is a cost for each service that must be quantified in order to ensure that the DSMT program will be sustainable. Costs of DSMT programs relate to the following:

  • Staff
  • Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Instructor training and materials
  • Consultants
  • Marketing

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