Start the New Year Right-Springboard Your Business to Success!
As a small business owner or someone who has a dream to start a small business, you may wonder if there are resources to support your efforts. The Cumberland Business Incubator is sponsoring the “Springboard Your Business to Success” program, beginning January 2012!
Springboard is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a program guided by a coach and working with fellow entrepreneurs. Springboard allows you to discover for yourself the elements of good business planning. Springboard is perfect for individuals interested in starting a new business or growing an existing one. Believing in yourself and your business idea, along with the desire to work hard and persist in spite of difficulty will determine your success!
“The idea for Springboard originated in the creative community of Chattanooga and has grown successfully to support all types of businesses,” according to Nancy Burns, CBI Volunteer and Business Coach. Nancy attended the Chattanooga sessions on behalf of the CBI. Thanks to the CBI and CoLab group of Chattanooga, we are now able to offer this opportunity in Crossville!
Springboard’s program offers basic tools, information practice, access to financing and support groups.
The curriculum covers eight, three-hour sessions, devoted to the following areas: Business planning, applying for financing and marketing.
Session 1 (1/19): Welcome, Introduction, Licensing and Legal Structures, Personal Budgeting
Session 2 (1/26): Personal Credit, Start-up Costs, Overhead Costs
Session 3 (2/2): Sales Unit, Break Even Point
Session 4 (2/9): Sales and Profit Goals, Cash Flow, Review
Session 5 (2/16): Target Markets, Market Research, Mission Statement, Marketing Message
Session 6 (2/23): Target Markets, Market Research, Competition, Pricing, Marketing Goals and
Methods, Time Line
Session 7 (3/1): Financing Sources, the Loan Process, Review
Session 8 (3/8): Presentation of Business Plans, Certification, and sendoff
Springboard is offered Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, starting on January 19, 2012 at the Roane State campus at 2567 Cook Rd., Crossville.
The price for all eight sessions is only $99 (scholarships are available). Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register by January 13.
For more information contact: Brad Fox at the CBI- 931-456-9880 ext. 4173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit their website at http://cumberlandincubator.com