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.
- 1Class Will be held for 10 weeks and a final pitching presentation will follow starting in May 18, 2021.
- 2A methodology to design and execute market-fitted growth strategies.
- 3Access to a network of peer business owners, local mentors, and regional experts.
Class Sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoon
May 18, 2021 Tuesday
Defining the Market Problem
May 25, 2021 Tuesday
Understanding Your Value Proposition
Jun 01, 2021 Tuesday
Communicating Your Sales Message
Jun 08, 2021 Tuesday
Designing a Sales Pipeline
Jun 15, 2021 Tuesday
Pivoting to Reach New Markets
Jun 22, 2021 Tuesday
Building Sales Channels
Jun 29, 2021 Tuesday
Linking Your Sales Plan with Budget
Jul 06, 2021 Tuesday
Defining Goals and Plan
Jul 13, 2021 Tuesday
Building a Growth Roadmap
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."
"The information I learned from the course plus the relationships I developed in the class were invaluable!"
"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."
"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."
"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."