BUSINESS WORKSHOP STARTUP – SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
CIELO’s 3-‐workshop program is designed to give you a deeper understanding of how to start your own business. Explore the feasibility of your business ideas and consider the pros and cons of being your own boss. Highly interactive with lots of exercises and discussion, there will also be guidance on legal and organizational logistics for starting a small business.
Major points we cover:
Session 1-‐ Begin with End in Mind-‐ Designing Your Vision & Mission
Why be an entrepreneur?
What skills and attitudes are crucial?
Self-‐Assessment -‐ Entrepreneur’s Personal & Financial Attributes
Determining YOUR criteria for picking a business venture
Session 2-‐ Picking Your Business
Assessing Opportunities & Threats
Determining your Market
Doing Your Own Market Research
Session 3-‐ Planning & Funding Your Business
Legal & Organizational Concerns
Business plan building blocks
Accessing resources, especially seed capital