Resource Partner Event
Oct 05
NOTE: This event has expired.

Lakewood- Launch & Grow Your Business Aug. 31- Oct. 12

Business and Economy

October 5, 2017 | 10:00 am PDT - 1:00 pm PDT

Location Name:
Harborstone Credit Union

6019 Lake Grove St SW, Lakewood, WA,98499



This course will teach you how to start and grow your business. During seven sessions, participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their businesses, with a focus on writing a business plan. Participants will also enjoy networking with other people who are starting or running businesses.

Session One: Planning (Aug. 31) What is an entrepreneur? What does it mean to be a business owner? Feasibility and business planning. Key components of a business plan, leadership and business ethics.

Session Two: Products & Services (Sept. 7) Products/Services, Price, Distribution/Place, Features versus Benefits, USP, Competitive Matrix

Session Three: Marketing I (Sept. 14) Industry, Customer, competition, SWOT Analysis

Session Four: Marketing II (Sept. 21) Components of marketing strategy, including in-depth look at social media marketing, budget

Session Five: Financial Planning I (Sept. 28) Understanding Financial Statements, Recordkeeping, Chart of Accounts, Financial Ratios.

Session Six: Financial Planning II (Oct. 5) Cash flow projection—in the computer lab, Financing options, 5 “C”s of Lending

Session Seven: Growth (Oct. 12) Human Resource Management, Contractor vs. Employee, Growing Your Business and Group Presentations.