Kickstart Your Business

Participants will learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running the finances of a business, and marketing a business. You'll work with mentors and peers in fun breakout activities designed to help strengthen your business ideas and prepare you for success!

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Network with other entrepreneurs in a fun and collaborative environment

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Proven Approach

Uses proven methodology for starting diverse businesses

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Market Research

Learn how to conduct thorough market research from the experts

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Expand your Resume

Certificate of completion

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Business Structure

Help with establishing your business structure

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Dreams to Fruition

Learn steps needed to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true

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Business Plan

Create your unique business plan

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Solid Foundation

Learn how to create a customer-centric foundation that will keep your customers satisfied and returning

Conducted Across the State

Opportunities near you and virtually statewide.

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"Over the course of four weeks, I tackled everything, from refining our value proposition to developing a comprehensive business plan. Lindsay's hands-on approach, which included breakout rooms, guest speakers, and other engaging activities, allowed me to learn more than I could have ever thought possible."

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Taking the Leap Cohorts

Starting a business without any guidance can be daunting. Why leap without having the tools to soar? Have an idea for a product or service but don’t know where to start?

Our free Taking the Leap cohorts are your first step! These interactive sessions will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals, share your ideas and learn from one another. You'll also have the chance to ask questions and receive personalized advice from our instructors and guest mentors.

Entrepreneurs can expect to add the following items to their toolbox:

  • Business Plan Templates / Outlines / Guides
  • Financial Projection Templates
  • Intellectual Property Guide
  • Digital Marketing Guide
  • Market and Industry Research
  • Customer Discovery Guide
  • Startup Checklist
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Taking the Leap Focused Workshops

These free, short-form events allow participants to gain valuable insights into the key elements of starting and running a successful business.

Learn about and apply the fundamentals to your business idea including identifying your target market, business planning, developing your financials, and more. These events are the perfect way to get the knowledge and inspiration you need to take your business idea to the next level.

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