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Entrepreneurship Series Program for the Fall

The fall program has started today. The series is broken up into several topics

How to Write a Business Plan – Sept 2, 9, and 16th
Creating a Value Driven Business – Sept 23 and 30
Pitching to Investors – Oct 7 and 14
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding – Oct 21 and 28
Resources for Entrepreneurs – Nov 4, 11, and 18
Overcoming the Struggles of Starting a Business Dec 2, 9, and 16

You can download today’s Writing a Business Plan presentation file. Everything we covered in class is included in the power point. Please review the slides as we will cover them next week and start on new material. Remember the class starts at noon and ends at 2 and the library opens at 10 am.

If you would like to review the kickstarter that we covered in class today you can click on this link. You can also read about the TIME’s article citing them as the Most Successful Kickstarter campaign ever.

The movie I mentioned in class is called “No Cameras Allowed” you can click on the name to learn more about the film and why you should watch it. You can read what the Wall Street Journal has to say about the film.
You can watch the full film here. Please take the time to watch this film with your family!

The two books I mentioned are here

The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis

Adult and Teen Summer Program Starts Today

The summer entrepreneurship program starts today for adults and teens. This program will spend the whole summer walking students through the process of what it takes to start any kind of business. This is great for anyone looking for a summer project or needing the push to turn their idea into a reality.

The course is broken up into 5 parts with each section taking two weeks.

June 3rd and June 10th
Part 1 – The Basics of Business
The Basics of Business will cover simple terminology, different types of businesses, and the various ways they are created.

June 17th and June 24th
Part 2 – Creating a Brand or Product
Building a brand or product is the basis for running a business, here students will learn the direct relationship between their business, their product/service and their customers.

July 1st and July 8th
Part 3 – Putting a Business Together
Businesses only work if all the parts fit perfectly, so students will learn what parts they will need and what parts they won’t. This phase of the program students will start to fit all the pieces together and start selling their business idea.

July 15th and 22nd
Part 4 – Entering the Market
Everyone has a brilliant idea but that doesn’t mean everyone will race to buy it. In this phase students will enter their business idea into the market to learn how people react to it. Do they like it? Do they hate it? The feedback they get will help them to understand what changes need to be and how to go about doing that.

July 29th and Aug. 5th
Part 5 – Refining Your Business
Running a business that works requires constant change in order to keep up with the market. Students will learn in the last continuing phase that after they have their business up and running that they will forever be in this stage in order to keep up with competition.


Hope you can make it.