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Launch and Build Your Business

If you are thinking about or are ready to start and grow your business you'll want to join like-minded individuals for this six-week course designed to help launch your business successfully. This program is geared toward aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who want to learn the critical steps to starting or growing a small business. Course includes weekly face-to-face workshops, combined with access to self-paced online content and Business Plan Pro's LivePlan. You'll build out your business toolkit with new contacts and skills as well as gain access to local resources and mentors. By course end, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of running a business
  • Develop a complete business plan in Business Plan Pro's easy LivePlan
  • Network with local business owners and professionals
  • Gather resources for growing your business

Registration fee includes:

  • Enrollment in Palo Alto Software's Start, Run & Grow Your Business
  • Six weekly roundtables, including interviews with local successful entrepreneurs
  • Six-month subscription to Business Plan Pro's LivePlan to write your business plan
  • One textbook and two eBooks: The Art of the Start, The Business Startup Kit, The Plan as You Go Business Plan
  • Approved SEAP students receive six months access to personalized technical business counseling.*

Local small business resource experts Jennifer Shelton of WWU's Small Business Development Center and Lara Merriam-Smith of the NW Innovation Resource Center will lead the interactive workshops that include roundtable discussions and interviews with local successful entrepreneurs. A light lunch and beverages will be provided.

This program is approved for the Employment Security's Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP)! WCC is a SEAP Provider for this program. SEAP is a unique opportunity for qualified students to pursue self-employment entrepreneurial training and receive business counseling while collecting unemployment benefits. For more information and eligibility requirements go to:

*Note: You do not have to be in the SEAP program to take this class.


Dates:September 24 - December 3, 2013 Check for other dates
Meets:Tu : 12 N - 1:30 PM
Location:WCC - Foundation Building #201C
Instructor:Instructor Information

Notes:Class meets 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. every other Tuesday: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. Textbooks and log-in information will be distributed at Sept. 24 session.

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

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