Course Overview

  • Learn key components to launching a successful business including creating an executive summary, marketing, finance, operations, and sales.
  • Connect with your classmates and create a community of fellow entrepreneurs
  • Attend bonus lab nights and get support from classmates and business experts
  • Present your completed business plan at the course graduation celebration
  • Gain access to subject matter expert volunteers
  • Receive one-on-one support from a business mentor

Course Requirements

  • Completion of WomenVenture’s Getting Ready course
  • Access to a computer with a webcam during class

2023 Course Dates

February Cohort: Registration opens January 2023

April Cohort: Registration opens March 2023

June Cohort: Registration opens May 2023

July Cohort: Registration opens June 2023

August Cohort: Registration opens July 2023

October Cohort: Registration opens September 2023

Interested in taking Small Business Essentials? Make sure you’ve completed the first two training steps, WomenVenture Overview and Getting Ready. Please email us at training@womenventure.org with questions.

Scholarship Program

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