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Entrepreneur Boot Camp

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What will you learn?

Gain the tools, strategies, and confidence you need to assess, determine the feasibility of, launch, and grow new businesses or reinvigorate existing businesses. In the process, you’ll gain a better understanding of yourself as an entrepreneur, including your motivations, roles, and key responsibilities.

Exploring common challenges faced by founders and CEOs, specific topics include:

Session  Date/Time Topic Objective
1 Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm

Business Concept 
An overview of the business idea, product/service portfolio, revenue model, customer portfolio 

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Business Organization
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An overview of ownership, employees, partnerships, business processes, and legal issues.
3 Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Business Operations
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An overview of financials, funding, production and deliveries, IT systems, and facilities.
4 Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Customer Relations
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An overview of networking, marketing, sales and service, communications and PR, and branding
5 Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Product Portfolio & Revenue Model
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Determining the product/service portfolio.  Determining price and understanding pricing methods.
6 Wednesday, July 18, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Sales and Marketing Strategy
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Accessing contracts and targeting opportunities.
7 Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Financial Management
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How to manage the business from financial reports.  Determining adequate levels of capital.  Understanding forms and uses of capital.
8 Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
People & Partnerships
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Developing and leveraging key relationships.
9 Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Systems & Processes
Evaluating business process and systems for efficiency, opportunity, and need.
10 Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm
Feasibility and Action Planning Complete a feasibility plan and assess whether to drop, delay, or do the planned business startup, growth or expansion activity.  Identify most impactful business tasks and make a plan to execute them.
Who should enroll?
Whether you are an entrepreneur attempting to create a startup or an executive working on an internal venture, the Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp will give you the skills you need to recognize and pursue new opportunities. Participants usually hold titles such as CEO, Founder, Owner, President, and Director.

What will you get out of the series?
Participants of the business boot camps will finish the series having a better understanding of what it takes to build a viable and sustaining small business enterprise.  You will finish the series with a document portfolio to include the following important items:
  • Business plan
  • Loan request summary
  • Personal resume
  • Personal financial statement
  • Credit score
  • Business financial statement
  • Current projections
  • Tax returns
  • Contracts
  • Letters of support
  • Commitment letters
  • Evidence of intellectual property
  • Professional licenses
Registration is $25
Early Bird Registration - First 30 registrants is waived

Seating is limited.

 Montgomery County Business Solutions Center
1435 Cincinnati Street #300
Dayton, OH 45417