Investigate, Articulate, Disseminate

Small-biz.XLR8 is a flexible training and support program empowering entrepreneurs to create actionable growth strategies for their business. The Small-biz.XLR8 program teaches essential business growth principles while forming mentorship relationships among peers, regional business experts, and links to funding groups.

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    Class Will be held for 10 weeks and a final pitching presentation will follow starting in May 18, 2021.
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    A methodology to design and execute market-fitted growth strategies.
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    Access to a network of peer business owners, local mentors, and regional experts.

Class Schedule

Class Sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoon

Session 1

May 18, 2021 Tuesday

Defining the Market Problem

Session 2

May 25, 2021 Tuesday

Understanding Your Value Proposition

Session 3

Jun 01, 2021 Tuesday

Communicating Your Sales Message

Session 4

Jun 08, 2021 Tuesday

Designing a Sales Pipeline

Session 5

Jun 15, 2021 Tuesday

Pivoting to Reach New Markets

Session 6

Jun 22, 2021 Tuesday

Building Sales Channels

Session 7

Jun 29, 2021 Tuesday

Linking Your Sales Plan with Budget

Session 8

Jul 06, 2021 Tuesday

Defining Goals and Plan

Session 9

Jul 13, 2021 Tuesday

Building a Growth Roadmap

Session 10

Jul 20, 2021 Tuesday

Pitching for Partnerships

"Joining the program marked the beginning of my company becoming professional and profitable, we are forever grateful! As a business owner without prior business training and just my experience, I appreciated how the program made business principles easy to understand and apply."

– Eloisa Alvarez, It's Cleaning Time! LLC.

"The information I learned from the course plus the relationships I developed in the class were invaluable!"

– Bianca Neal, ReRoute Music Group

"Before joining, we were working on straight intuition. The program empowered me with the vocabulary and working knowledge of business concepts that have been crucial to our evolution as a business."

– Kristin Fields, mmmpanadas

"This course has been fantastic! I am not only gaining insight, I'm receiving the support and encouragement to dig deeper into the data to build my business."

– previous participants

"The mentor sessions have been extremely beneficial. Having the opportunity to pitch our business and receive feedback is great! Even without feedback, the experience from the opportunity sharpens our communication about our business every time."

– previous participant