Grow and Thrive: Seattle Oct. 16 – Nov. 27

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November 6, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Business Impact NW

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Grow & Thrive

Grow and Thrive is a course perfect for any business owner who wants to take their business to the next level. This 8 week course is designed for business owners who have been in business at least a year and are averaging over $25,000 in sales a year. Each week business owners will be paired with topic experts and spend time with mentors to design a plan to strategically grow their business.


Been in business 12 months or longer

$25,000 or more in revenue


Completed Launch and Grow

Session One: Know Your Business (Oct. 16)

Business Model Canvas

Capability Statement

Mission statement

SWOT analysis

Customer analysis

Competition analysis

Strategic Plan Part #1

Session Two: Understand Your Operations (Oct. 23)

Operation processes and procedures

Retail, wholesale, and distribution

Quality control

Supply chain

Inventory management, point-of-sale

Regulatory compliance

Customer service and customer relationship management

Strategic Plan Part #2

Session Three: Manage your human resources (Oct. 30)

Human resource management

Employees: hiring, managing, separating

Federal, state, and local labor laws and standards

Training and retention

Manuals and policies

Strategic Plan Part #3

Session Four: Grow your finances (Nov. 6)

Financing options (traditional and non-traditional access to capital)

Debt versus equity financing

Lending and the loan process

Margins: Profitability, Efficiency, Leverage

Understanding data and trends


Financial projections

Strategic Plan Part #4

Session Five: Build your marketing strategy (Nov. 13)

Types of marketing

Building a brand

Social media and web presence

Marketing plan

Pitch basics

Strategic Plan Part #5

Week of Nov. 20 no class- prepare for pitch presentations

Session Six: Pitch presentations and networking reception (Nov. 27)

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