Launch & Grow Your Business – May 31 to July 12, 2017

Launch & Grow Your Business – May 31 to July 12, 2017
Event on 2017-05-31 09:00:00
Launch & Grow Your Business This course will teach you how to start and grow your business. During seven, 4-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 (May 31) 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 (June 7) Products/Services, Price, Distribution/Place, Features versus Benefits, USP, Competitive Matrix Session Three: Marketing I (June 14) Industry, Customer, competition, SWOT Analysis Session Four: Marketing II (June 21) Components of marketing strategy, including in-depth look at social media marketing, budget Session Five: Financial Planning I (June 28) Understanding Financial Statements, Recordkeeping, Chart of Accounts, Financial Ratios. Session Six: Financial Planning II (July 5) Cash flow projection—in the computer lab, Financing options, 5 “C”s of Lending Session Seven: Growth (July 12) Human Resource Management, Contractor vs. Employee, Growing Your Business and Group Presentations.

at Washington Women’s Business Center
1437 South Jackson Street
Seattle, United States

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