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+Virtual: Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Select small business & entrepreneurship topics are available virtually for your remote workforce. New options are added as demand warrants with all available in a live, interactive format.

Check out popular topics, review module descriptions and contact us to schedule virtual training for your workplace.

  • E-seed Express: Entrepreneurship Training
  • Explore Starting a Business
  • Get the Right Financing for Your Business
  • Intro to the Selling Platform
  • Marketing Made Lean
  • Work for Yourself at 50+

Additional Information

Module Options

**E-Seed Express: Entrepreneurship Training**

  • Determining if you have a feasible idea
  • Identifying and analyzing your industry, competition and market
  • The legalities, risks and regulatory issues facing business owners
  • Developing strategies to secure talent, professional services and capital
  • Available financing including SBA Loan Guarantees, working with banks and credit unions, angel inventors, venture capitalist and more

**Explore Starting A Business**

  • Complimentary session provides a look at what it takes to launch a start-up or small business
  • The entrepreneur/business owner mindset
  • Critical questions to consider when launching or growing a business
  • Entrepreneurship Trainings: The experience and the results
  • 12 essentials for ramping up your business

**Get the Right Financing for Your Business**

  • The lender concept, use of a risk rating and what makes a good rating vs. a poor one
  • How daily business decisions create the cash flow of business
  • Ways to create better short-term and long-term cash flow
  • Successful techniques to negotiate with lenders and how to choose the right lender for you and your business
  • The value and benefits of projections supported with written assumptions
  • Developing an action plan to get funding
  • Submitting your financial request by presenting to a panel of lenders for feedback and insight

**Introduction to the Selling Platform**

  • Amazon product sourcing vs. launching a new product
  • Amazon MFN and FBA Programs
  • Upsides and downsides to selling on Amazon
  • Critical concepts to selling on Amazon
  • Third party tools to simplify selling on Amazon
  • Strategies to move your business off the platform

**Marketing Made Lean**

  • Defining your business purpose
  • Connecting with your vision
  • Positioning and developing marketing channels
  • Customer relationship strategies
  • Marketing ROI, strategic planning and implementation

**Work for Yourself at 50+**

  • What it means to work for yourself
  • The advantages and challenges of starting a business
  • Moving your idea forward
  • Avoiding common self-employment mistakes
  • Find your focus and put your options to work
  • Discover sources of support and additional services available to entrepreneurs and/or business owners
Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771

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