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Building a Better Business – April Session
April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The program “Building a Better Business” consists of three classes. Each 2-hour class will be educational and interactive as we will use group brainstorming and technology throughout the session. We will be assigning homework to move you along in the business planning process.
Building a Better Business 101 – Starting and Growing
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 6-8 PM
In this class, we will discuss being and/or becoming a business owner and asking basic questions that will help define your business.
- Micro Moments
- Being an Entrepreneur
- Personal Credit
- Business Types & Tax Responsibilities
- Your Idea
- Your Product and Customer
Building a Better Business 102 – Marketing Tools that Work
Tuesday, April 11, 2022 from 6-8 PM
In this class, we will discuss the importance of marketing and it’s many useful tools. The least funded, yet most important, marketing can ultimately make or break your business.
- Living through 2022
- SMB Marketing Challenges
- The Marketing Wheel
- Your Website
- Integrating the Tools
Building a Better Business 103 – Working through Your Concept
Tuesday, April 25, 2022 from 6-8 PM (Please note we are skipping Tuesday, April 18 due to vacation week)
In this interactive class, we will walk through the research and development of your product or services. We will search for information that will help to understand your financial projections and give you solid results on starting and/or growing your business.
- Industry Experience
- Executive Summary – Your Story
- Team Approach
- Start-Up Cost & Monthly Expenses
- Pricing & Breakeven
- Cash Flow & Projections
- Accountants & Accounting Software
After completing the classes, we will be available to help you in the building of your planning process. We will also guide you through the growth process, if you need assistance. We will help you identify key growth factors that will grow your business to a point where additional cash input is needed.
If you are interested in taking the Building a Better Business classes, Building a Better Business Bootcamp or any of our Marketing Monday classes, please register through our Upcoming Classes.
If you have questions about the program, see our Small Business Education FAQs page.
This program is open to any and all individuals that would like to learn more about starting and growing a business. If you are starting, growing or moving to Brockton, you may be eligible to apply for the $1M Venture Loan Fund. If you are from other surrounding communities, we are in the beginning stages of creating other loan opportunities. See the Community Loan Programs page for more information.