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Foundations Business Planning Class

with Brandy Mills


Dates

Tuesdays
Nov 3 - Dec 15

Time

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Price

$375

Location

153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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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 80% off for qualifying individuals).

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

The first and last sessions of this class will be offered in person to fully vaccinated individuals at the Mountain BizWorks office in downtown Asheville. Please refer to the Return to In-Person Learning page for more information and email millie@mountainbizworks.org with any questions or concerns. Class will meet every Tuesday, November 3rd – December 15th from 6pm – 8:30pm, with no class November 24th.

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.

To inquire about adding your name to a waiting list for full classes, contact Millie Smith, millie@mountainbizworks.org or (828) 253-2834 ext. 10

 

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, Brandy Mills

Brandy Mills

Brandy Mills is President & Co-Owner of T.B.M Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery, a locally owned cupcake bakery, that has been in business over four years. She is also the founder of Woman St...

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Brandy Mills is President & Co-Owner of T.B.M Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery, a locally owned cupcake bakery, that has been in business over four years. She is also the founder of Woman Strong where her vision is to connect everyday women with support and resources needed to feel fulfilled. Brandy has a variety of experience in business, leadership and growth coaching, including business operations, coaching leaders with vision sharing and staff development and helping entrepreneurs determine their next steps.

Additional Course Details

Course Pricing

The course fee is $375; however, we offer a modest discount for virtual classes and needs-based scholarships are available (see below). If you are not applying for a scholarship, a minimum deposit of 50% of the total is due upon enrollment to reserve your seat and will be followed by an email confirmation of your placement within a few business days.  A pay link will be included in your email confirmation for submitting any remaining class balances.

Class Schedule

Some classes have a built-in make up class for holidays or inclement weather. 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 - IN PERSON

Gaining Perspective

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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 - VIRTUAL

Laying the Foundation

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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 - VIRTUAL

Getting into the Flow

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

Week 4 - VIRTUAL

Mission & Markets

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

Week 5 - VIRTUAL

Get the Word Out

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

Week 6 - IN-PERSON

Goodbye & Good Luck

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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.

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Mountain BizWorks
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Details

Date
November 3
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organizer

Mountain BizWorks
Phone
828-253-2834 ext 10

Venue

Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office
153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Phone
828-253-2834
Website
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