Grow & Thrive: Seattle
September 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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. Class fee is $299 for the course including materials.
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 (Sep 19)
- Session One (Sep 26): Know Your Business: Strategic Assessment and Setting Goals
- Session Two (Oct 10): Marketing & Sales
- Session Three (Oct 24): Financial Management
- Session Four (Nov 7): Resource Management: Operations
- Session Five (Nov 21): Resource Management: Human Resources
- Session Six (Dec 5): Pitch & Networking Event (hybrid)
NOTICE: Grow & Thrive sessions will be held via a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform, not in-person, with the exception of Session Six, which is a hybrid event.
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 155