Launch & Grow Your Business – SEAP Approved

Launch & Grow Your Business is a Washington State SEAP approved course designed to train participants on starting and running their business. Through seven, 3-hour sessions participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their business while creating a solid business plan.

This opportunity is designed to be an immersive, six-week program and is a paid course.

Sign up for the next course here. Classes begin January 4th!

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 and 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—in the computer lab, Financing options and the 5 “C”s of Lending

Session VII: Growth

Human Resource Management, Contractor vs. Employee, Growing Your Business and Group Presentations.

If you would like more information regarding SEAP approval, or have questions regarding the registration process, please reach out to us.