This dynamic business training program is designed to accelerate and ease the transition from a small business owner to CEO. BE STRATEGIC: Grow Your Own Business is for entrepreneurs operating businesses for 1-2 years who want to work on their business, not just in it.
The facilitated 6- session training
provides a forum for owners to develop strategic plans, review marketing strategies, discuss challenges and develop solutions to propel their businesses forward. To accommodate busy business owners each session is held at a convenient location, in the evenings and facilitated to meet participant needs while keeping within the time frame.
- 6 interactive facilitated sessions, 3 hours per night, dinner included.
- Materials and workbook provided with simple, practical tools to define marketing, sales, ans financial goals.
- A strategic plan, network of peers and a team of experts to share in accountability, challenges and successes.
Session 1: Cultivating the Growth Mindset
Session 2: Building Your Plan: Mission & Vision
Session 3: Financial Strategies and Marketing Audit
Session 4: Reaching Your Target Customer
Session 5: Putting It All Together
Session 6: Sharing Your Plan (Presentations)
Session 1: September 17 Session 4: October 15
Session 2: October 1 Session 5: October 22
Session 3: October 8 Session 6: October 29
The $600 cost covers class time, materials, and dinner. Full scholarships are available.
ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION
Class size is limited - no more than 8 non-competing businesses will be selected.
- The business must have been operating at least 1 year
- Commitment to 6 learning sessions, individual advising meetings and post-class meetings
- motivation to grow by 25% over two years and report growth on request
- Confirmation of selection is made 3 weeks prior to first session