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Strategic Planning & Mentorship Program

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.

You will evaluate current operations and determine your path for growth. You will identify issues and improve your business model working with current financial statements, operating manuals, marketing materials, etc.  Participants create a strategy for growth to chart a path to future success with 3–5-year objectives. You are supported and guided by both a business coach and a business mentor. The course will conclude with a networking reception and opportunity to hone your pitch.

This opportunity is designed to be an immersive program and is a paid course. The series cohort is limited to 8 participants.  The course includes an orientation and 6 class sessions, spanning a total of 12 weeks with sessions 1-6 meeting every 2 weeks. Each participant can expect to budget 9-12 hours per session to ensure success in this class—this includes 2 1/2 hours of class time and 7-9 hours of “pre- & post- session work” outside of class. For questions, contact wbc@businessimpactnw.org.

 

What's Covered

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  • Orientation
  • Session One: Know Your Business: Strategic Assessment and Setting Goals
  • Session Two: Marketing & Sales
  • Session Three: Financial Management
  • Session Four: Resource Management: Operations
  • Session Five: Resource Management: Human Resources
  • Session Six: Pitch & Networking Reception
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Prerequisites

Been in business 12 months or longer

with $25,000 or more in revenue

Or Completed Launch & Grow

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Grow & Thrive is a program of the Washington Women's Business Center

SBA logoReasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact wbc@businessimpactnw.org or call 206.324.4330.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration.  All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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