Getting Started: Building a Small Business That Works
A session which helps participants understand the personal and financial commitment needed to create a successful small business. Specific actions and steps to be taken are also discussed. Specific topics such as: establishing a name, what information is needed about the service or product offered, how strong the competition is, how easy will it be to enter into the marketplace, what start-up issues and problems might be anticipated, and tips to improve success. Participants are provided an understanding of why research is important and explore what information is needed.
The Road Map: The Plan
An overview session designed to introduce the value and use of a business plan. participants are provided an understanding of why research is important and explore what information is needed. A checklist of steps to take is provided to help participants organize and guide themselves to the steps necessary to properly start a new business.
Money Matters: Introduction to Financial Statements
A basic introductory session designed to provide information about relevant financial terms, rations, and financial statements. This seminar focuses on helping the non-financial oriented participant understand what they need to know to manage the financial aspects of their business, define common finical terms, and the impact of finances on a business plan.
Denver Public Library Resources
A session to provide information about the resources and information available. Focus is placed on the resources available at the Denver Public Library. Participants are exposed to the common sources of information and participant examples are used to demonstrate the information available.