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Virtual Launch & Grow (Seattle)
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$399.00
Prerequisite for Grow & Thrive
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.
NOTICE: In an effort to follow the guidelines regarding the Coronavirus, Launch & Grow Seattle sessions starting April 7 will be held via a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform until in-person meetings are deemed appropriate, not in-person. We will notify all enrollees prior to the start of the series with instructions for accessing the online workshop and workshop materials.
In response to the current employment situation, we have decided to eliminate the $399 registration fee for the April Launch and Grow: Seattle class.
This opportunity is designed to be an immersive, seven-week program and is a paid course.
Session I: Planning (April 7)
- 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 (April 14)
- Features versus Benefits
- Competitive Matrix
Session III: Marketing Part 1 (April 21)
- SWOT Analysis
Session IV: Marketing Part 2 (April 28)
- Components of marketing strategy, including:
- An in-depth look at social media marketing and budget strategies.
Session V: Financial Planning Part 1 (May 5)
- Understanding Financial Statements
- Chart of Accounts and Financial Ratios.
Session VI: Financial Planning Part 2 (May 12)
- Cash flow projection
- Financing options
- The 5 “C”s of Lending
Session VII: Growth (May 19)
- Human Resource Management
- Contractor vs. Employee
- Growing Your Business
- Group Presentations
This course is offered at a generous discount thanks to the Washington Women’s Business Center