Grow a Sustainable Business - 21 Acres Course Begins Feb. 19. Register now for early bird rate!
Get Started Launching a New Sustainable Business: Course for Entrepreneurs at 21 Acres
NOTE: EARLY BIRD RATE EXTENDED THROUGH FEB. 5. SPECIAL COMPANY OFFER FOR MULTIPLE ATTENDEES. Register now.
Have you always wanted to pursue an entrepreneurial vision? Considered starting a new business but need help knowing where to begin? Already have a business but want to launch a new product line? If so, the 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is offering a six-session course titled, Growing a Successful Sustainable Business. This course will be taught by Tiffany McVeety, Author and Entrepreneur Trainer of the Girandola Center and Entrepreneurial Edge, and will help you establish the foundation and business plan you need to launch a new business, new product or service. (Click on the graphic to download info as a pdf.)
According to Tiffany McVeety, entrepreneurs start an average of seven businesses, often with a high rate of failure. Tiffany’s expertise lies in helping new business get off the ground with a strong probability of success. As a consultant to Microsoft, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the Small Business Administration, and the USDA providing small business support, Tiffany has designed each of the six classes in the 21 Acres’ course to equip students with the knowledge and confidence they need to act on their ideas and apply appropriate business strategies to see their concepts through to fruition. Individual course session descriptions:
1. Tools for Success Learn the 10 Keys to Success to help you design and launch your new small business. Entrepreneurship means understanding and being able to access available and often free resources as you design and launch a new commercial enterprise.
2. The Strategic Start covers a wide range of topics related to entrepreneurship with an emphasis on pre-planning your entrepreneurial initiative and learning the steps—before you take the leap. An overview of sustainable business structures is introduced.
3. Startup Success covers a wide range of topics related to entrepreneurship with an emphasis on designing a sustainable business—one with a clear competitive advantage, customers who you want to serve, and a strategy to reach them. Leave this class with your first single-page business plan!
4. Money Rules™ will introduce you to the financial language of your business plan. Financial statements are “banker talk” for your business and you will learn how to prepare your own.
5. Professional Business Design introduces you to the art of sustainable business design. Learn about the five main components of a business model and integrate each as you design the business model of your dreams.
6. The Executive Business Plan™ is the business plan your banker wants to see. Any entrepreneur or small business owner seeking funding will find this model to be a simple, easy way to create a compelling business plan.
Girandola Center (Entrepreneurial Edge) is an Eligible Training Provider approved by the Washington State Workforce Development Coordinating Board. This Entrepreneurial Edge Mastery curriculum may be used in Self-Employment Training (SET).
It is important to note that Tiffany’s organization, Girandola Center (Entrepreneurial Edge) is an Eligible Training Provider approved by the Washington State Workforce Development Coordinating Board. This Entrepreneurial Edge Mastery curriculum may be used in Self-Employment Training (SET).
The class runs for six Tuesdays evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, February 19; March 12, April 2 & 23; May 14 and June 4, 2013. The Early Bird Rate is $295 for the series; After January 25 the rate is $495 for the series. The class fee includes the Entrepreneurial Edge Small Business Toolkit ($49.98 value) and a 21 Acres Membership ($35 Value).
Entrepreneurial Edge 10 Keys Primer
Did you know that there are a set of tools that uniquely contribute to and speed up your entrepreneurial success? These key concepts, when implemented, will jumpstart your new venture and help mitigate your risk. Entrepreneurs start an average of seven businesses. The 10 Keys to Success can help you find success the first time–instead of the seventh. Here is the list.
1. Know what you want
2. Seek advice and counsel
3. Understand your options
4. Plan with your future in mind
5. Design your perfect business
6. Know how to access OPA (Other People’s Assets)
7. Protect your intellectual assets
8. Create a strategic marketing plan
9. Develop and implement a sales process and plan
10. Use your leadership dashboard
Eighty percent of entrepreneurs expect to have five or fewer employees—a microenterprise. Business planning is personal planning when you have a microenterprise. The 10 Keys to success will arm you with the rules of the business game so you can fully engage on a level playing field. Whether you’re a serial entrepreneur, serial inventor, social-entrepreneur, solopreneur, or you are building an emerging growth venture–follow the 10 Keys to Success as you plan, design, launch, and build your business.
BIO: Tiffany McVeety
Tiffany McVeety teaches entrepreneurs the rules of the game so they can play. Her books, workshops, and startup solutions are your guide on the side and lead you on your path to entrepreneurial success. According to the SBA, the average entrepreneur will start seven businesses. Her tools help you find success the first time -instead of the seventh. Tiffany McVeety is founder of the Entrepreneurial Edge Academy, an initiative of Girandola Center, and authored four of the Entrepreneurial Edge series of small business guidebooks. In her latest book, Tiffany uncovers the universal keys to entrepreneurial success and core principles that every entrepreneur—local or global—needs to master. The Small Business Toolkit is a “must read that can help an existing business owner, or potential entrepreneur, navigate the intricacies of starting—and and funding—a business” writes Jim Thomas, appointed advisor to the U.S. Small Business Administration and CEO of Community Capital Development. The Entrepreneurial Edge curriculum is used by business incubators in five countries to foster best practices in micro-enterprise development. Many of her programs, including the one being taught this February at the new 21 Acres School, are certified by the Washington State Workforce Coordination Board for “Self Employment Training” and approved for use in colleges and schools. The new series at 21 Acres teaches Sustainable Business Design to socially responsible entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs through a series of six consecutive hands-on workshops. Learn more about Tiffany at TiffanyMcVeety.com and register for the upcoming sustainable business startup series at www.21acres.org .