This session includes classes on 9 consecutive Wednesdays. Attendance at all 9 sessions is HIGHLY encouraged.
The Formula 8 combines classroom and online coursework to teach 8 essentials of an entrepreneurial mindset using the business canvas process to inspire and engage participants. We will focus on customer discovery and acquisition for both start-up and existing businesses. Hearing from unlikely yet successful entrepreneurs, participants will learn to evaluate business opportunities from a practical method inspired by the life story of Clifton Taulbert.
This course is a revolutionary learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. The overall objective is to empower learners through entrepreneurial thinking and immerse them in entrepreneurial experiences that will enable them to develop entrepreneurial skills. With market testing, you will also be using a canvas tool to test assumptions rather than utilizing traditional business planning.
Dates: 3/13/2024-5/15/2024 (Attendance at all nine sessions is expected.) Times: Wednesdays from 5:30pm-8:30pm Fee: $649 ($150 with scholarship opportunity) Scholarships: May be available, your application will be reviewed for these opportunities.
Classes for this session will be held 9am – noon on Fridays beginning January 19 – March 22 OR May 31 – August 9, 2024. Attendance at all 10 weeks of classes is expected.
With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions. This workshop introduces the GrowthWheel® Framework with participants taking home tools, Decision Sheets and 30-60-90 Day Plans.
How can GROWTH 360 help your business?
Supports the decision making we do every day.
Supplies a visual toolkit for dialogue, focus, agenda setting, decision-making and action- taking.
Provides a simple action oriented process to help you grow.
Stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work.
Helps companies determine which areas to focus on to strengthen and grow their business.
Gives an alternative to the conventional business plan.
Please note the qualifications and email us if you have any questions:
At least 2 years in business
$50,000 or more in revenue prior year
Owner working full time in business
Dates: January 19 – March 21 OR May 31 – August 9 Time: 9:00am – Noon on Fridays Fee: $899
Do you need funding for your business, but don’t know where to start with your pitch to a potential investor?
Learn the best strategies to convince investors that you are worth their money, and avoid the common pitfalls made by many businesses.
In the Pitching to Investors class, learn:
Investor pet peeves
Selling your product
Do’s and don’ts of financial slides
The “ask” and the “leave”
This workshop is presented by Michele Weigand, managing partner of Focused Perspective with more than 27 years of finance and business development experience. She was the former chief investment officer for KTEC and managed investments for GE Mortgage and GE Reinsurance.
Dates: Feb 29 OR June 6, 2024 Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Fee: $49 Make your payment at our Marketplace
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements (Virtual/Zoom)
Learn how to identify key business information that is captured on an income statement and balance sheet in this basic financial class. Participants will learn to calculate several ratios and understand what those ratios mean in terms of business productivity and success. Leave this session with a greater understanding of how to read and interpret financial documents and how to use that information to drive business decisions.
Dates: Feb 27, 2024 OR October 1, 2024 Times: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee: $49 Make your payment on our Marketplace
If your early-stage company has just formed a board (or are about to), Startup Boards 101 is designed for you.
This series of three workshops (attendence at all three required) helps entrepreneurs and potential board members understand the whys, whats and hows of early-stage boards.
Those selected founders will have moved beyond the startup stage, will be seriously considering the benefits of an advisory or fiduciary board and will benefit from networking with potential board members.
Spots are limited . Complete the application for consideration as a founder or potential board member.
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fee:$49 fee for founders, $149 for potential board members – pay links will be sent after acceptance