Launch and Grow Your Business- Lynnwood

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July 31, 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Verity Credit Union- Alderwood Branch

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Launch & Grow Your Business

(WA State SEAP Approved Course)

This course will teach you how to start and grow your business. During seven sessions, participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their businesses, with a focus on writing a business plan. Participants will also enjoy networking with other people who are starting or running businesses.

Session One: Planning (June 12) 

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 Two: Products & Services (June 19)

Products/Services, Price, Distribution/Place, Features versus Benefits, USP, Competitive Matrix

Session Three: Marketing I (June 26) 

Industry, Customer, competition, SWOT Analysis

Session Four: Marketing II (July 10)

Components of marketing strategy, including in-depth look at social media marketing, budget

Session Five: Financial Planning I (July 17)

Understanding Financial Statements, Recordkeeping, Chart of Accounts, Financial Ratios.

Session Six: Financial Planning II (July 24)

Cash flow projection—in the computer lab, Financing options, 5 “C”s of Lending

Session Seven: Growth (July 31)

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

*No class on July 3- holiday


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