Launch & Grow Class Series

Class Information and Sign Up below.

Upon payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately. Your course instructor will reach out to you in the days preceding your series with information on making the most out of your class.

Class payment policy can be found here.

Class Information

January 3rd - February 14th

  • 7 class series
  • 10:30am to 1:30pm Wednesdays
  • Verity Credit Union (Alderwood)
    18530 33rd Ave W
    Lynnwood, WA 98037
  • Class Dates:
    January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,
    February 7 & 14

February 21st - April 4th

  • 7 class series
  • 10am to 1pm Wednesdays
  • Business Impact NW
    1437 S Jackson Street
    Seattle, WA 98144
  • Class Dates:
    Feb 21, 28,
    Mar 7, 14, 21, 28,
    & Apr 4

Find information about the Grow & Thrive series here.

Session I: Planning

  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • What does it mean to be a business owner?
  • Feasibility and business planning.
  • Key components of a business plan, leadership and business ethics.
Session II: Products and Services
  • Products/Services
  • Price
  • Distribution/Place
  • Features versus Benefits
  • USP
  • Competitive Matrix
Session III: Marketing Part 1
  • Industry
  • Customer
  • Competition
  • SWOT Analysis
Session IV: Marketing Part 2
  • Components of marketing strategy, including:
  • An in-depth look at social media marketing and budget strategies.
Session V: Financial Planning Part 1
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Record-keeping
  • Chart of Accounts and Financial Ratios.
Session VI: Financial Planning Part 2
  • Cash flow projection
  • Financing options
  • The 5 “C”s of Lending
Session VII: Growth
  • Human Resource Management
  • Contractor vs. Employee
  • Growing Your Business
  • Group Presentations

Reserve & Pay for Your Session

Launch & Grow Payment Policy

Total Class Fee
Class fee is $399 for the course. However, scholarships and discounts are available (see below).
Discounts are awarded after class completion per rules below; register and pay full price now to receive a partial refund after course completion.
Scholarships are partial, but are also eligible for additional discounts. You must apply before registering; see requirements below.

Class Discounts
Discounts are available in the form of partial refund to participants who complete the required steps below.
  • Discounts: for individuals paying full class price
    • $100 discount given for attending all 7 weeks of class
    • $100 discount given for meeting with a business counselor during the 7 week class period
  • Scholarships: for individuals who receive a scholarship
    • $25 discount given for attending all 7 weeks of class
    • $25 discount given for meeting with a business counselor during the 7 week class period
Discounts will be given within 14 days of the completion of the 7th class.

Class Scholarships
  • Scholarships up to $299 are available for those individuals in the SEAP Program.
  • Submission of SEAP paperwork is required by the first day of the class.
  • Completion of the scholarship application is required for all class scholarships given.
  • Learn more about the SEAP program here.
Payment Plans
Payment plans are available upon request. The total class fee must be paid by the start of week 4.

To request further information, please contact wbc@businessimpactnw.org
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