SBA Participating Event
Nov 20
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Seattle - Grow & Thrive Oct. 16 - Nov. 27

Business and Economy

November 20, 2017 | 10:00 am PST - 1:00 pm PST

Location Name:
Business Impact NW

1437 S Jackson st., Seattle, WA,98144



Grow and Thrive is a course perfect for any business owner who wants to take their business to the next level. This 8 week course is designed for business owners who have been in business at least a year and are averaging over $25,000 in sales a year. Each week business owners will be paired with topic experts and spend time with mentors to design a plan to strategically grow their business.


Been in business 12 months or longer

$25,000 or more in revenue


Completed Launch and Grow

Session One: Know your business

Business Model Canvas

Capability Statement

Mission statement

SWOT analysis

Customer analysis

Competition analysis

Strategic Plan Part #1

Session Two: Understand your operations

Operation processes and procedures

Retail, wholesale, and distribution

Quality control

Supply chain

Inventory management, point-of-sale

Regulatory compliance

Customer service and customer relationship management

Strategic Plan Part #2

Session Three: Manage your human resources

Human resource management

Employees: hiring, managing, separating

Federal, state, and local labor laws and standards

Training and retention

Manuals and policies

Strategic Plan Part #3

Session Four: Grow your finances

Financing options (traditional and non-traditional access to capital)

Debt versus equity financing

Lending and the loan process

Margins: Profitability, Efficiency, Leverage

Understanding data and trends


Financial projections

Strategic Plan Part #4

Session Five: Build your marketing strategy

Types of marketing

Building a brand

Social media and web presence

Marketing plan

Pitch basics

Strategic Plan Part #5

Session Six: Pitch presentations and networking reception