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Virtual Grow & Thrive: Improving Performance and Charting Your Path for Growth
September 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm$399.00More Information / Register
Grow & Thrive is a structured mentor program with expert guidance & advice, perfect for any business owner who wants to take their business to the next level. Participants create a strategy for growth by charting a path to future success with 3–5-year objectives working with their current financial statements, operating manuals, marketing materials, etc. You will also identify issues and improve your business model and evaluate current operations to determine your path for growth. The course will conclude with pitch presentations, presented before a panel of business professionals, followed by a networking reception.
This course is designed for business owners who have been in business at least a year and are averaging over $25,000 in annual sales or have completed the Launch & Grow program. Through seven, 2.5-hour sessions held over a 12-week period, business owners work with subject-area experts to design a plan to strategically grow their business. Additionally, they are paired with mentors and business coaches for further guidance and support. Grow & Thrive is an opportunity to share, learn, and network with other successful business owners in a small cohort setting.
This opportunity is designed to be an immersive program and is a paid course. Each participant can expect to budget 9-12 hours per session to ensure success in this class—this includes 2.5 hours of class time and 7-9 hours of “pre- & post- session work” outside of class. Sessions 1-6 meeting every 2 weeks.
Grow & Thrive Sessions (10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.):
- Orientation (Sept 28)
- Session One (Oct 5): Know Your Business: Strategic Assessment and Setting Goals
- Session Two (Oct 19): Marketing & Sales
- Session Three (Nov 2): Financial Management
- Session Four (Nov 16): Resource Management: Operations
- Session Five (Nov 30): Resource Management: Human Resources
- Session Six (Dec 14): Hybrid In-Person Pitch & Networking Event (Seattle location to be determined) with virtual online option for cohort members outside geographic area
NOTICE: In an effort to follow the guidelines regarding the Coronavirus, Launch & Grow sessions will be held via a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Session six on 12/14/2022 will be an in-person (Seattle location to be determined) with virtual online option for cohort members outside geographic area.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact WBC@businessimpactnw.org or call (206) 324-4330 x 103