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Virtual Launch & Grow: Lynnwood

March 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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launch your business

Launch & Grow is for aspiring and early-phase small businesses owners, or those that have already launched a business but need to create a business plan to support their strategic growth or secure financing.  Launch & Grow 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.

This opportunity is designed to be a comprehensive program and is a paid course. Each participant can expect to budget 10-12 hours per week to ensure success in this class—this includes 3 hours of class time and 7-9 hours of “pre- & post- session work” outside of class.

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


Launch & Grow Sessions (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.):

Session I: Planning (Mar 22)

  •        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 (Mar 29)

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

Session III: Marketing Part 1 (Apr 5)

  •        Industry
  •        Customer
  •        Competition
  •        SWOT Analysis

Session IV: Marketing Part 2 (Apr 12)

  •        Components of marketing strategy, including:
  •        An in-depth look at social media marketing and budget strategies.

Session V: Financial Planning Part 1 (Apr 19)

  •        Understanding Financial Statements
  •        Record-keeping
  •        Chart of Accounts and Financial Ratios.

Session VI: Financial Planning Part 2 (Apr 26)

  •        Cash flow projection
  •        Financing options
  •        The 5 “C”s of Lending

Session VII: Growth (May 3)

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


NOTICE: Launch & Grow Your Business sessions will be held via a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform, not in-person.


March 22, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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