Business Design Series (BDS)

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Want to start a business, but have no idea where to begin? In BDS, we'll work with you to develop a plan of action so you can launch your business successfully. 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 Relationship 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

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List of classes for Business Design Series (BDS)
CRN Location & type Days & time Dates Seats available More info Sign up
12118 CED Remote
from 6 to 8pm

From January 7 through January 28, 2021
Instructor: Jackie L Babicky-Peterson
Tuition: $125 Fees: $0
12125 CED Remote
from 6 to 8pm

From February 1 through February 22, 2021
Instructor: Jackie L Babicky-Peterson
Tuition: $125 Fees: $0
16883 CED Remote
from 6 to 8pm

From March 4 through March 25, 2021
Instructor: Jackie L Babicky-Peterson
Tuition: $125 Fees: $0