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 & Industry Services (BIS)
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655

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