Kickstart Your Business in 4 Weeks
April 4 - 25, 2023
In this FREE four week long cohort, 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!Apply Below
Network with other entrepreneurs in a fun and collaborative environment
Uses proven methodology for starting diverse businesses
Learn how to conduct thorough market research from the experts
Expand your Resume
Certificate of completion
Help with establishing your business structure
Dreams to Fruition
Learn steps needed to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true
Create your unique business plan
Learn how to create a customer-centric foundation that will keep your customers satisfied and returning
April 4 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Voice of Your Customer
A human-centered design thinking experience to understand future customers and their needs. Experiment with solutions through storytelling to gather feedback and learn quickly.
Homework: Sign up as an SBTDC client. Begin the Ice House Opportunity Discovery Canvas (Customer only). Talk to at least 3 potential customers.
SBTDC Business Launch Specialist: Send Start-up guide prior to next session to all attendees. Check in with participants about feedback received from future customers and how that affects their idea/business model.
Upon registering as an SBTDC client, you will receive: Industry market research/IBIS research results.
Select the city closest to you and apply for this online event.
(Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point)
(Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill)
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