2023 WORKSHOP DATES
2023 workshops are free and open to the public!
Check out the schedule below for previous dates and topics.
|JANUARY 10||WELCOME & INTRODUCTION||Kicking off the 2023 WRSC program with introductions and a more detailed outline of the WRSC. You’ll receive a calendar of upcoming workshops and key dates, and we will end the session by completing a brief 3C’s evaluation.|
|JANUARY 24||STARTING A BUSINESS||Starting a business begins even before you bring in customers. This session provides a roadmap for your path to entrepreneurship including how to get a business license and why it’s necessary, what types of business structures are available, and we’ll begin to identify and clarify your values.|
|FEBRUARY 7||BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS||An introduction to the Business Model Canvas (BMC), including a run through of each of the nine building blocks. A solid BMC is a good start to turning an idea into a viable and successful enterprise.|
|FEBRUARY 21||VALUE PROPOSITION CANVAS||A compliment to the Business Model Canvas, the Values Proposition Canvas (VPC) helps you identify your customers pains, gains and jobs to be done so you can create the products and services they want.|
|MARCH 7||VIABILITY & RAISING CAPITAL||We’ll develop a budget and outline the different ways you can bring in income, including the difference between seed funding, loans, and investors. This session will also help you decide on how to price yourself for profitability|
|MARCH 21||MARKETING & BRANDING||Who are your target customers and how do you get them to find you? Not only do you need to find (and define) your business’s voice and brand, but you need to also decide on the right channels to communicate to your customers with.|
|APRIL 11||PRESENTATIONS & STORYTELLING||Your business’s success depends a lot on your ability to communicate your purpose and why people need you…and quickly. Making your story unique, interesting, personal, and powerful is important.|
|APRIL 25||MAKING A BUSINESS PLAN||You’ve spent 4 months creating the building blocks of your business. Now, we’ll put them together to create a business plan. We’ll provide templates and examples of business plans so you can develop your own strategic roadmap for your business venture.|