START Peninsula and Thomas Nelson Community College have partnered to provide “Building a Successful Startup Business.” If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with an idea or a seasoned professional looking to launch a new product or service, this program will give you the support you need to get started and be successful.
The cost of the course is $450, however START Peninsula will underwrite $300. With those savings, your cost is only $150.
Class begins April 12, weekly from 6 - 9 p.m.
What can you expect?
In this five-week, three-hour course, you will receive an in-depth knowledge on critical next steps to move your business forward. As entrepreneurs, our instructors understand the intricacies of starting and growing a business and can provide real-world examples you can apply to your own business. During the five-week program, you will dive deep into the following topics:
Week 1: Ideas to Action I – How do entrepreneurs make things happen? What are the fundamental building blocks of a successful business? Learn how to use the Business Model Canvas to turn your idea into a viable product or service.
Week 2: Ideas to Action II –How do you make sure you have the right customer for the right product? Where do you start to attract potential customers? Learn about the Customer Development process and how to test and validate your assumptions to make sure you’re on the right track. We’ll cover the basics of marketing and branding.
Week 3: Creating Your Sales System – Focus on sales and marketing strategies to create clients, sales and ultimately revenue.
Week 4: Your Startup in Numbers – Focus on basic understanding of how the two basic reports [profit and loss, balance sheets (assets, inventory, and loans)] work together. Learn how to determine your operating budget, break even analysis, profit margins and forecasting/projection to tell the success story of your business.
Week 5: Developing an Actionable Business Success Strategy – Focus on continued revisions of your Business Model Canvass, present your business strategy basics, receive feedback from instructors and discuss next steps for success.
Register for classes online using the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development registration system.