Be Strategic: Grow Your Business

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Name: Be Strategic: Grow Your Business
Date: September 17, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Event Description:
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. 

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

Central Lakes College 
501 West College Drive
Brainerd MN 56401
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