Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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". Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. 

Discover the key aspects of building a business so you can develop a working plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. Begin with a series of self-assessments to help determine your level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Continue with instruction, in class activities, articles and worksheets that provide tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

In 4 weeks students will be able to:

-Select a business entity and start a business

-Utilize the Customer Relathionship Arc model to design a successful business

-Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business

-Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona

-Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers

-Create an effective Elevator Pitch

-Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business

-Determine start up costs and create a basic budget Create and action plan with key milestones

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/Business-Design-Series

Write down the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes to register.
CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
21600 CLIMB Ctr / CLIMB / 307 06:00 PM-08:00 PM Th 08-Jun-2017 thru 29-Jun-2017
Instructor: Jarvez D Hall
Tuition: $125.00 Fees: $0.00
22874 SE Campus / TABOR / 135 06:00 PM-08:20 PM Th 06-Apr-2017 thru 27-Apr-2017
Instructor: Jarvez D Hall
Tuition: $125.00 Fees: $0.00
22306 Willow Creek Center / WCC / 208 06:00 PM-08:20 PM Th 04-May-2017 thru 25-May-2017
Instructor: Jarvez D Hall
Tuition: $125.00 Fees: $0.00