Loading Events

Foundations Business Planning Class – For Residents of Henderson County

with Christopher Murrey


Dates

Wednesdays
Apr 3 - May 8

Time

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Price

$225

Location

125 5th Ave
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
+ Google Map

Request a scholarship within the online registration form if you live in a rural WNC location, have a low-to-moderate income, or are an agricultural business. You may qualify for a partial scholarship (discounted rate is up to 90% off for qualifying individuals).

Each class offering has a limited number of scholarships and they are available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please visit our Scholarship Page.

This class is for residents of Henderson County as part of the Hendersonville Opportunity Fund. This class will be held in-person and meet every Wednesday, April 3rd – May 8th from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Our Foundations business planning class helps guide ideas from concept to reality in a participatory, supportive learning environment.

Join a cohort of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to gain an aerial perspective of your vision and the comprehensive business skills necessary to help bring your visions into reality. Participants will gain a clear aerial perspective of their business operations, financials, research and development, and marketing strategies. They will leave the course with a comprehensive business plan, a clear vision for their business, and concrete tasks for future work.

Throughout the class, emphasis will be placed on developing the social capital of the group. Participants will be encouraged to gather feedback from their peers, creating a strong network of deep support and synergy. For more info, visit the Foundations Business Planning overview page.

If you have any questions please contact Holly Rivers holly@mountainbizworks.org.

 

Registration

Complete our online registration form to hold your seat in the class of your choice.  We will follow up with you within a few days. You are welcome to contact us with any follow-up questions or ask about the status of your request.

 


Facilitator

Meet our facilitator for this course.

Mountain BizWorks event presenter, Christopher Murrey

Christopher Murrey

Christopher Murrey is the Chief Credit Officer at Mountain BizWorks. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. Before working at Mountain BizWorks, Christopher was the Dire...

addRead more

Christopher Murrey is the Chief Credit Officer at Mountain BizWorks. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector. Before working at Mountain BizWorks, Christopher was the Director at Carolina Financial Group LLC, Vice President at BB&T, and Senior Analyst at Morgan Keegan. 

Class Schedule

Attendance for all classes is recommended to not fall behind in any of the material.  Week 1 is required, but if you have a scheduling conflict where you would miss any other classes, please let us know. Additional support may be available for any missed class material.

Schedule

Week 1

Gaining Perspective

Christopher Murrey

add

We start by viewing our business concepts from a high altitude, in order to define our visions and get a good look at the main topics to be addressed.

Week 2

Laying the Foundation

Christopher Murrey

add

Next, we return to the ground level to define our lines of business and analyze financial essentials, from overhead costs to break-even points.

Week 3

Building the Financial Plan

Christopher Murrey

add

In the third session, we’ll cover the financial bases of cash flow, sales forecasting, and financial documents.

Week 4

Mission & Markets

Christopher Murrey

add

Then, we’ll revisit our mission, discuss market research, and identify competitors in order to align with our target markets.

Week 5

Get the Word Out

Christopher Murrey

add

Next, we’ll discuss creative marketing strategies and give peer feedback on marketing materials.

Week 6

Goodbye & Good Luck

Christopher Murrey

add

Finally, we’ll present our business plans, share final pitches, and plan for next steps.

1-on-1 coaching

Our dreamers build stronger companies with coaches.

During or following the course, One-On-One Business Coaching may be a great way to reinforce and deepen your understanding of the topics you learn in class and relate them to your business concept.

Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks

Details

Date
April 3
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event categories:
, ,

Organizer

Mountain BizWorks
Phone
828-253-2834 ext 10

Venue

125 5th Ave W
125 5th Ave
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
+ Google Map