Small Business Essentials

This in-depth, multi-session course series covers all critical components of creating and fine-tuning a business plan. Upon graduation from the course, you will have a robust business plan to take you from launch to expansion and beyond.

Course Overview

  • Learn the key components to launching a successful business: creating an executive summary, legal compliance, marketing, finance, human resources, operations, sales and more
  • Connect with your classmates, a community of fellow women-entrepreneurs
  • Receive one-on-one support from a business mentor throughout the class
  • Attend bonus lab nights and get support from classmates and business experts
  • Present your completed business plan at the graduation celebration at course conclusion
  • Gain access to a large pool of subject matter expert volunteers to help with specific needs


  • You must first complete WomenVenture’s Getting Ready course before enrolling in Small Business Essentials.
  • Registration for Small Business Essentials is currently closed. Please check back in March or contact Zoila Guachichulca, WomenVenture Training Specialist with questions regarding the course. Thank you for your interest!

Scholarship Program

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