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10 Week Business Planning Course | CWEVT

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm



| Free

CWE Vermont: Community Entrepreneurs Program (CEP) | Rutland Business Planning Course May 12 to July 7th | 10 weeks (Tuesdays) | 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

It might seem weird to make a business plan in the middle of a pandemic but at CWE we will believe there is no time like the present. As companies pivot and adjust to this new reality, they are seeing that having done the work of planning is helping them through this process.

Do you have an idea for a business that you want to launch or explore more deeply? Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start?

This course will help you to take the necessary steps to become an independent business owner, while gaining confidence in yourself and your knowledge of small business management.

In this 10-class business planning course, you will:
• Explore and assess the financial and market viability of your business concept
• Learn how to market yourself and your business to target customers
• Explore options for funding the start-up and ongoing costs of operating your business
• Actively participate in class time and in one-on-one consulting sessions
• Build a network of fellow entrepreneurs that can support you in launching and growing your new enterprise

At the end of this program, you will leave with a completed business plan to guide you in the launch and growth of your new company.

This course does not require any previous experience or education in business management. However, access to a computer and knowledge of MS Word and Excel is strongly recommended.

When: Tuesdays, May 12th – July 14th, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Zoom
Fee: Free. Must register to attend.

Instructor: Christie Garofano. For eight years Christie has started, grown and re-configured her business, Body Essentials Personal Training & Wellness in Rutland, VT. She is currently blending her in person fitness studio with her remote/virtual coaching business in order to be fully sustainable in person online and in her physical studio. It is Christie’s passion for business ownership and life long learning that brought her to CWE as a counselor for Southern Vermont and instructor for the 10-Week Business Planning Course & Business Planning Basics Workshop.