Getting Ready

Getting Ready is a 3-part series that will help you determine if small business ownership is right for you. The course is designed to prepare you for successful participation in our Small Business Essentials series. Our classes do sometimes fill up; registration is subject to seating availability.

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Course Benefits & Overview

  • Clarify your understanding of your unique skills, interests and attributes, and your personal idea of success.
  • Learn strategies for effective goal setting, both personal and financial, and the skills needed to reach those goals, including budgeting to build a start-up support fund.
  • Generate and refine start-up ideas that are aligned with your unique skills, interests and attributes, and which have solid potential for success.
  • Assess your business idea's feasibility to meet your financial goals.

I definitely felt more prepared for the Small Business Essentials course with the foundation of Getting Ready. Beyond the logistical thinking, the guided self-reflection and the insight into financial planning, there's an emotional benefit of just finding a group of like-minded and motivated people, and finding an organization that is genuine in their mission to support that community. It's uplifting. It answered the questions I needed to have answered to go forward trusting myself. The Getting Ready class did just what it was trying to do: it prepared me for the next step on my journey.

Cana Potter
Getting Ready Participant and Small Business Essentials Graduate

Course Schedule

Start Date 11/1

Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3 Week Workshop

Course Outline

  • 11/1

    Personal Readiness

  • 11/8

    Financial Readiness

  • 11/15

    Idea Readiness

Start Date 12/1

Friday Mornings 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

3 Week Workshop

Course Outline

  • 12/1

    Personal Readiness

  • 12/8

    Financial Readiness

  • 12/15

    Idea Readiness

Start Date 12/6

Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3 Week Workshop

Course Outline

  • 12/6

    Personal Readiness

  • 12/13

    Financial Readiness

  • 12/20

    Idea Readiness

Start Date 1/3

Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3 Week Workshop

Course Outline

  • 1/3

    Personal Readiness

  • 1/10

    Financial Readiness

  • 1/17

    Idea Readiness

Start Date 1/12

Friday Mornings 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3 week workshop

Course Outline

  • 1/12

    Personal Readiness

  • 1/19

    Financial Readiness

  • 1/26

    Idea Readiness

Scholarship Program

We have a generous scholarship program for our classes. Find out if you are eligible to attend for a reduced fee.