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LEADING EDGE™ Strategic Entrepreneurship Series

Thu 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Facilitated by Central Mountain SBDC
Topic: Managing a Business

Does your business need focus? The Leading Edge business/strategic planning series is an 10-week hybrid (in-person or online) series that helps move your business to the next level. This intensive training course provides business owners and entrepreneurs expert guidance in the areas of cash flow management, marketing, operations, finance, personnel, legal issues, and more. The series engages a variety of learning modalities, including reading, worksheets, videos, an online platform, and live interaction with presenters. Thursday evenings, Mar 3- May 5, 6- 8 p.m. Course Outline: Week 1: What do you want your business to do for you? Week 2: SWOT, Competitive Analysis Week 3: Marketing Week 4: Operations Week 5: Legal Aspects Week 6: Cash Flow Week 7: Financial Statements Week 8: Ratios and KPIs Week 9: Funding Week 10: Presentations and Celebration! What people are saying about Leading Edge: * Amazing speakers and resources all in one place! Very comprehensive information. * Helped get my business started on the right foot * I wish I had taken this class BEFORE I started my business! * Starting a business? Reviving a business? TAKE. THIS. CLASS! * I’ve taken this class twice and will probably take it again— an invaluable resource! This series is available in-person in Montrose or online via Zoom. Please register to receive the link to join.

Speaker(s): Meet our facilitator: Nancy Murphy, Region 10’s Small Business Development director, is a forward-thinking business executive with a proven track record of creating industry trends and strategies that have impacted the expansion and profitability of global luxury/lifestyle brands including BMW, Benetton, and the Olympics. Since 2003, she has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses around the world to successfully launch products and services, expand markets, and increase profitability-- building a solid foundation for business success. Showcasing a variety of successful business advisors & specialists including: Kelly Johnston: Kelly Johnston has a large amount of experience in both the public accounting and private industry accounting fields. Her background includes a Bachelor in Finance and a Master of Science in Accounting, with experience in the healthcare industry with critical access hospitals and physician offices, audit, and tax preparation. Her education and experience can add value to new start-up organizations, developing businesses, and healthcare entities by creating a strong financial reporting set up and assisting in new financial reports.

Co-Sponsor(s): West Central SBDC and Northwest SBDC

Fee: $ 250.00

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