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 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.