Essentials for Starting a Small Business (Online)

Thinking of starting a small business? Get an overview of the startup process beginning with common characteristics and attitudes of successful small business owners. The class will also explore major planning areas as a way to reduce risk in your venture. From marketing, finance, operations and writing a business plan, we’ll focus on practical steps, not only to determine the feasibility of your idea, but to set you up for future success. Explore ideas for getting customers in the door, working out your operations and procedures in advance for a flawless opening, and some key financial ideas necessary during the startup phase and in ongoing operation. You’ll leave class with numerous resources to help you fill any skill or knowledge gaps you may have discovered along the way and build upon what you have learned. New lessons will be posted each week on Wednesdays for 5 weeks, with an optional video call for those who wish to attend.

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  • Jul 01, 2020 to Jul 29, 2020
  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Session(s): 5; Wednesday
  • Location : Online, Other

  • Fee: $225
  • Item #: 7062
  • Summer 2020

Michael really, really knows what he's talking about. It was refreshing to see that he knew about the subject so deeply, he could pull examples for everything on the spot. He's also very interested in it (as opposed to only being knowledgeable), and could offer us extra material in the way of book/podcasts recommendations. He's also a really funny guy, which made the class even more enjoyable.

- Laisa