Launch & Grow Your Business – February 23 through April 6, 2015

Launch & Grow Your Business – February 23 through April 6, 2015
Event on 2015-02-23 13:00:00

Launch & Grow Your Business (WA State SEAP Approved Course)

This course will teach you how to start and grow your business. During seven, 3-hour sessions, participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their businesses, with a focus on writing a business plan. Participants will also enjoy networking with other people who are starting or running businesses.

Session One: Planning (2/23)

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 Two: Products & Services (3/2)

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

Session Three: Marketing I (3/9)

Industry, Customer, competition, SWOT Analysis

Session Four: Marketing II (3/16)

Components of marketing strategy, including in-depth look at social media marketing, budget

Session Five: Financial Planning I (3/23)

Understanding Financial Statements, Recordkeeping, Chart of Accounts, Financial Ratios.

Session Six: Financial Planning II (3/30)

Cash flow projection—in the computer lab, Financing options, 5 “C”s of Lending

Session Seven: Growth (4/6)

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

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED: 10 seats available for this class – Payment of class fee required to register

at Community Capital Development
1437 S Jackson St
Seattle, United States

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