StartingUp Now believes in the idea of opportunity for all. Entrepreneurship is how we see this occurring for under-resourced individuals and communities. Our goal is to help the individual or community with no prior business background, which includes those experiencing challenges in accessing resources and tools necessary to start a business.
StartingUp Now provides solution-based tools and services that aim to help you attain your goals and successfully build your business. StartingUp Now is a catalyst, similar to that of a guide, which will assist the entrepreneur in getting familiar with the "journey" of business planning and starting-up. StartingUp Now provides easy-to-use templates and tools facilitating business training for the entrepreneur, as well as quality information for what the journey will look like.
Who is this course for?
Business owners who are either in the first years of business or have less than 5 employees, and wish to create sustainable, scalable structures internally in order to plan for projected growth
Entrepreneurs who have a business idea and are trying to test the model to see if it's a profitable enterprise to pursue
Business owners who understand their craft but have never learned the foundational business concepts and would like to supplement their education without going back to school
Details Of The Course
This course will meet once a week for 3 hours on Fridays from 1-4pm for 5 consecutive weeks: April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4.
This course includes:
Learning in a small-group setting from a small business consultant and SUN entrepreneruship facilitator StartingUp Now business plan model Light refreshments
Free parking Networking with other entrepreneurs and business professionals
To reserve a spot in the course, register at www.ihub.co.ke/events. Only 20 spots available.
The 24-step course curriculum to be covered during the 5 weeks:
Core Values, Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Executive Summary, Elevator Speech, Biography, The Big Idea, Legal Structure, Year One Goals & Activities, Industry Analysis, Marketing, Target Customer Profile, Features & Benefits, Sales Strategies, My Competition, S.W.O.T.S., My Advertising, Startup Costs, Operational Expenses, Costs Of Goods, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Management Team.
At the end of the 5 weeks you will have a thorough knowledge of all topics covered above and a completely written business plan. Though some may use the business plan in order to obtain financing and loans from official sources, often the most important part of the business plan is the amount of thinking and deliberating involved. We will make sure all questions are asked and all rocks unturned. With this information, you can move forward with confidence on launching and/or growing your business.
About The Instructor: Angela Jackson
Angela hails from Chicago, USA and is a small business consultant and entrepreneurship facilitator. With an MBA and over 8 years of experience working in small business, she understands the difficulties that owners face in creating and growing a sustainable business. She has helped a wide variety of small businesses solve internal problems and grow. The industries include: coffee roasting, fitness, meat manufacturing, interior design, clothing retail, non-profits and social enterprises, restaurants, accountants, lawyers, housekeeping, web design and creative services, tech and software, e-commerce.
She is also an advocate for women affected by violence and human trafficking. For 5 years she has volunteered with organizations, both locally and internationally, that support women who have been sexually exploited. During her time in Nairobi she is learning from and working with women-empowering social enterprises in order to create more sustainability and jobs for women.