Getting Ready

A 3-part online series that outlines what it takes to start a small business

The course is designed to walk you through the basics of entrepreneurship and how your skills, personality traits, and financial habits align with your business goals.

Course Overview

  • Clearly define your business idea and how it will make money
  • Identify your unique knowledge, skills & interests, and apply them to your business
  • Learn strategies for effective goal setting - both personal and financial
  • Determine the target market for your business and use the resources provided in class to undertake market research
  • Develop a basic budget
  • Start to develop a network of entrepreneurial women that can support you on your journey to successful business ownership


I definitely felt more prepared for the Small Business Essentials Course after taking Getting Ready.

Beyond the logistical thinking and insight into financial planning, there's an emotional benefit of finding a group of like-minded and motivated people to grow with. [Getting Ready] answered the questions I needed in order to go forward trusting myself.

Getting Ready is Your First Step

Getting Ready is the first business training course in our series. The second course, Small Business Essentials, builds on your learning in the first course. Therefore, you must take all three classes of Getting Ready to be eligible for the Small Business Essentials series.

If you want to know more about WomenVenture training courses, please attend the WomenVenture Overview. If you want to know more about the contents of Getting Ready, please contact the WomenVenture Training Team at

Course Schedule

Start Date 11/4

Friday Morning 10 am - 12 pm

Course Outline

  • Personal Readiness


  • Idea Readiness


  • Financial Readiness


Scholarship Program

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