We offer training and support for entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey to help them create profitable, sustainable small businesses. Experienced and professional facilitators, mentors, and consultants provide a community of support to grow your business. Courses are available in-person and online.
Our 3-session course is designed to walk participants through the basics of entrepreneurship and how skills, personality traits, and financial habits align with business goals.
Small Business Essentials
This in-depth, 20-session course covers the critical components of creating and fine-tuning a business plan.
Intended for entrepreneurs who have been in business for more than two years and have revenue more than $100k per year to create a plan for growth.
Designed to jump-start experienced owners who have been in business for more than five years and have annual revenue more than $500,000 to achieve exponential growth and create new jobs.
“I’m so grateful that these courses exist to help me fill in the business knowledge that I need to stabilize and grow my business so that I can keep doing what I love!”
– Ashely Mitlyng, AIA, Mitlyng Design, LLC
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for Small Business Essentials?
To apply for Small Business Essentials, contact our Training Team at email@example.com for an application.
How many people will be in my class?
To allow for personal interaction, Getting Ready is limited to 30 participants, and Small Business Essentials is limited to 20 participants.
Do you have a more specific schedule for your Small Business Essentials class?
Contact us if you need specific course calendar information.
How do scholarships work?
Our class pricing is based on income level and household size. Please check our scholarship chart for more information. If you believe you are eligible for a reduced fee based on the chart, please attend our free WomenVenture Overview Session. Our staff will be able to answer any questions you may have and provide you with your discount at that time.
Even if you are not eligible for a reduced class fee, everyone gets a discount code for the Getting Ready course JUST for attending the free WomenVenture Overview Session.
Why do I need a business plan?
A business plan will guide you in all aspects of your business. The work you do on your business plan will allow you to fully understand the objectives, direction, and financial aspects of your business. How much money your business needs to make to cover expenses and make a profit, how market trends could affect your business, and what sort of financing you will need to launch – all of these topics and more are discussed in a business plan. In addition, if you wish to get a loan for your business, either from a bank or from WomenVenture, you will need to have a completed business plan to be considered.