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Entrepreneurship & Small Business Programming

Behind every successful entrepreneur is a trusted mentor and guide. Partner with FVTC [Venture Center](http://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/business-industry-services/venture-center) entrepreneurship educators to develop entrepreneur and small business programming for your community. Learn how to launch business planning services in your college, organization or region using the proven *E-seed™* entrepreneurship training series that has been successfully implemented and replicated across the country. Benefit from the **[E-seed Co-Creation Train-the-Trainer Model](http://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/business-industry-services/venture-center/e-seed-co-creation)** to bring *E-seed™* to your organization and start mentoring and guiding local entrepreneurs.


Additional Information

Learn About
  • How to cultivate and support entrepreneurs in your community
  • How entrepreneurship and small business development drive your regional economy
  • How to stimulate and harness community-wide support for your entrepreneurship program
  • How to successfully market *E-seed™*
  • How to facilitate, deliver and maximize the *E-seed™* curriculum
  • How to measure impact with stakeholders
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Gain insights and resources for creating an across-the-community approach to entrepreneurship and small business start-up and growth
  • Provides supporting tools including textbooks, templates and materials for the 13-week *E-seed™* course; courses are mapped out and pre-planned -- you just apply your own market information
  • Receive marketing materials that include the *E-seed™* brand identity for co-branded use, communication templates, marketing tactics and ideas that work
Target Audience

Entrepreneurship educators, community college partners and economic development entities providing entrepreneurial services

Training Outline

***E-seed™* Training Series: How it Works**

Entrepreneurs complete mentor-guided training that provides business planning assistance. Participants receive one-on-one support and coaching inside and outside of each session. All materials for a full 13-week session include a textbook, workbook and online template digital resources. The experiential series helps start-up businesses:

  • Solidify their vision, identify and analyze their industry, competition, market, customer segments, financial opportunity, etc.
  • Learn legal, risk and regulatory issues facing business owners
  • Design a business model and develop a business plan to guide the launch and growth of their new business
  • Identify needs and develop strategies to secure talent, professional services, capital and more
  • Learn about available financing including: SBA loan guarantees, working with banks and credit unions, securing private equity via angel and venture capital resources, alternatives financing including bootstrapping and micro-credit as well as crowdfunding
  • Develop and grow their resource network

**E-seed Co-Creation: How it Works**

The train-the-trainer model introduces *E-seed™* facilitators to the tools and information they need to drive the creation of startup businesses and entrepreneurial firms. This *E-seed Co-Creation* training series provides a business model to help launch businesses in your region and grow revenue for your organization. Facilitators will learn:

  • How to cultivate and support entrepreneurs in your community
  • How entrepreneurship and small business development drive your regional economy
  • How to stimulate and harness community-wide support for your entrepreneurship program
  • How to successfully market *E-seed™*
  • How to facilitate, deliver and maximize the *E-seed™* curriculum
  • How to measure impact with stakeholders

**E-seed Co-Creation: What it Includes**

Our entrepreneurship train-the-trainer model includes a combination of in-person or technology-enabled sessions, workbooks, web resources and program support services that provide the basis for launching entrepreneur education. Learn more about *E-seed™* and experience the advantages of launching this innovative entrepreneurship education with minimal effort.

  • In-person or technology-enabled train-the-trainer approach
  • Examples, insights and resources for creating an across-the-community approach to entrepreneurship and small business start-up and growth
  • Supporting tools including textbooks, templates and materials for the 13-week *E-seed™* course; courses are mapped out and pre-planned -- you just apply your own market information
  • A business model workshop designed to identify your best customers while driving sales for your organization
  • One instructor and participant manual/workbook with classroom management outlines
  • Tour of a entrepreneurial startups and small business with Q & A session for FVTC-based training sessions
  • Guest speakers and Q & A sessions include service professionals and economic development experts
  • Marketing materials that include the *E-seed™* brand identity for co-branded use, communication templates, marketing tactics and ideas that work
Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
1825 N. Bluemound Road
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis
View BIS Calendar

P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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