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Lean Business Blueprint: Start or Scale with Confidence

Sep
18
2024
Wed, Sep 18 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics

Unlock Your Business Potential with Practical, Interactive Learning! Join our hands-on cohort session designed to equip you with the skills to create a comprehensive Lean Canvas business plan. Perfect for entrepreneurs at any stage, whether you're launching a new venture or scaling an existing business. Objective: Gain the expertise to craft a focused, actionable business plan using the Lean Canvas model in just 3 hours, with additional no-cost one-on-one expert consulting to assist you with your unique business plan. What You'll Learn: Introduction to Lean Canvas: Understand the benefits and applications for both startups and scaling businesses, a process you can use at all stages of your business journey or lifecycle. Defining Purpose and Why: Articulate your business purpose, cause, or belief—the very reason your organization exists—which can unfold your mission statement. Identifying Target Customers: Create detailed customer personas and understand their needs and behaviors. Problem-Solution Fit: Identify the problems your business addresses and develop effective solutions for your customers. Unique Value Proposition: Learn how to differentiate your business from competitors with a strong value proposition. Identifying Marketing Channels: Determine the most effective ways to reach your target customers. Key Partners: Identify crucial partners and alliances that will support your business. Revenue Streams: Explore different ways to generate income and define your pricing strategy. Key Expenses: Understand the major costs associated with running your business. Affinity Mapping and Hypothesis Testing: Organize ideas and test hypotheses rapidly. Peer Collaboration and Feedback: Engage in group discussions and refine your Lean Canvas with peer feedback. Outcomes: A complete understanding of the Lean Canvas business plan process tailored to your business. A clear understanding of your business purpose and target customers. Defined problems, solutions, and unique value propositions for your business. Identified marketing channels, key partners, revenue streams, and major expenses. A solid plan to help you start, scale, or grow your business using this management tool. Preparedness for lending, grant outreach, and team acceptance. Projections and/or revenue and expense items to then be put into a Proforma. Don't miss this opportunity to take your business to the next level. Secure your spot today! And join us for Part 2 of the Lean Business Blueprint Process: Finance Sense - Understanding Financial Statements + Proformas.

Speaker(s): Jamie Billesbach, Center Director - With over 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur and consultant supporting entrepreneurs, Jamie has been instrumental in operational business expansion, marketing and product brand development/positioning. She excels in assisting clients from the retail, online, specialty and service sectors, among others. Her expertise encompasses strategic planning, brand positioning, product assortments and scaling, training, and special events significantly benefiting small businesses and non-profits globally. Through her professional journey, Jamie has established herself as a leader capable of navigating the complexities of business growth and innovation. Her approach is holistic, integrating personal interests with professional expertise to foster environments that encourage both economic development and personal fulfillment.

Co-Sponsor(s): Lake County

Please bring a notepad, laptop or cell phone.


Fee: $ 25.00

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Phone: 719-221-0374

Location

Colorado Mountain College Leadville Campus
901 US-24 Leadville, CO 80461
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade logo
Colorado-SBDC
Funded by SBA
Member of America's SBDC