Fall Registration & Schedule

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Fall 2019 Schedule *

Tuesday, September 17th-

  • Welcome to the Journey 
    Starting your own company... Trials, Tribulations & some success too! 
  • Business Plans: Your Playbook, Elevator Speech & Lifeline 
    Getting started, staying focused, building a plan to get there
  • Finding Your Mission, Vision and Values in Your Plan & Profile
    How these can and should be reflected in your business

October 1st-

  • Understanding, not underestimating credit   
    How credit can help (or hurt) you
  • A Man Walks into a bank...
    How not to be a bad joke when asking for a business loan 
  • How SBA Programs Can Work for You
    SBA Programming to help finance your venture 
  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business... Legally
    LLC, Corporation... which setup is best for you and what it means 

Tuesday, September 24th-

  • Taxes, Reporting, Payroll.. How to stay on top of accounting  
    Know your numbers and how to use them (and avoid surprises!)  
  • Navigating Commercial Real Estate Agreements
    Learn tips and expectations for both landlords and tenants
  • Cover your... business- what type of insurance is necessary
    Protect your assets without going overboard
  • Downtown Monticello: A Virtual Tour**
    Great spaces, lots of potential! Find one that is perfect for your venture!

* Schedules are planned, but last minute changes may occur.

**This topic is presented based upon the interest of the class.

Tuesday, October 8th-

  • (Re)Vamping your marketing strategy
    Learn ways to effectively market your business... better!
  • Find (& Build) Your Brand, Grow Your Business 
    Don't advertise harder, advertise better  
  • Sharing (Advertising) on Facebook  
    How to effectively use Facebook... and "Like" the results  

Tuesday, October 22nd-

  • The Health Department - They aren't just looking for food **
    When and how you need their approvals
  • Where to go from here? Finding resources in your community
    Where to find help if you get stuck- anywhere!
  • Bootcamp Presentations (the fun part!)
    Whether you're presenting or pitching your plan, let's hear about it!

Registration opens August 1st.