+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 Amazon.com Selling Platform
  • Marketing Made Lean
  • Work for Yourself at 50+

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  • 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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com 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

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