Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Business Design Series was created to help you turn an idea into a business. You probably already know how to "do the thing" (make the widgets, serve the food, etc.) Most people need help designing a business to wrap around the "thing". 

Business Design Series is a 3-week program that meets once a week for 2 hours. In order to get the most out of the program, you will need to do work outside of class - about 3-5 hours each week. After the series, you are invited to participate in a Business Launch Pad session where you can discuss your progress, challenges, questions, and successes in a group setting.

Week 1: What business are you in?

* Learn about GrowthWheel and how to use it in the class

* Conduct a personal assessment to determine your business competencies

* Explore ways to articulate key aspects of your business including: Mission, Vision, Core Values, Unique Value Proposition, Business Entities and Budgeting

Week 2: Who are your customers?

* Develop key sales and marketing tools including: Products, Price, Customers, and Market Research

* Create a bare bones budget

* Create a Start-up Expense Sheet

Week 3: How will you organize your business?

* Develop a framework for creating a budget, forecasting sales, and setting up tools for financial accountability

* Begin to develop systems that will drive your business to success

* Create an Action Plan with milestones

Write down the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes to register.
CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
42424 SE Campus / TABOR / 127 06:00 PM-08:20 PM Th 01-Oct-2015 thru 22-Oct-2015
Instructor: Analizza D Lambino
Tuition: $125.00 Fees: $0.00
45570 Willow Creek Center / WCC / 208 06:00 PM-08:20 PM M 02-Nov-2015 thru 23-Nov-2015
Instructor: Analizza D Lambino
Tuition: $125.00 Fees: $0.00