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1. Participant Introductions (May 16 to May 22)
Please share the following details about yourself in this discussion:
- Your Name
- Your location
- Your service details
- Your entrepreneur stage (new or existing business owner)
- Your business idea
- An interesting fact about yourself
- Two burning questions you have for this course
- 2 months, 1 week ago
1A. Form a Peer Learning Group (May 16 to May 22)
Learning with a peer group is more fun and impactful, therefore, we encourage you to explore the other participants and connect with one or two to form a peer learning group. Use this discussion forum to connect with each other.
- 2 months, 2 weeks ago
2. Inspire Section Discussion (May 16 to May 22)
This discussion aligns with the course section titled “Inspire”, which is about exploring and harnessing your inspiration for your business. You will explore your personal values and purpose and develop your WHY, your business’ WHY, and your customers’ WHY. Share how you are connected to your business idea, what inspires you to be a business owner and how your personal values align with the business. Tell us about your WHY and your business’ WHY, and together we will explore the customers’ WHY.
- 1 month, 2 weeks ago
3. Ideate Section Discussion (May 23 to May 29)
This discussion aligns with the course section titled “Ideate", which is about learning how to develop prototypes. You will draw on the insights gained through your Discovery Interviews (assignment), to begin exploring problems worth solving, understand your customers’ needs, and evaluate ways that you can deliver value. Once you are clear on what you offer, and to whom, you can decide how you will reach them and build lasting relationships. Share your thoughts and strategies on problem solving and the customer relationships. The old saying in business is – “If you ain’t selling you ain’t in business”. What exactly is selling?
- 2 months ago
4. Implement Section Discussion (May 30 to June 21)
This discussion aligns with the course sections titled “Implementation” and “Information”, which is about defining key activities, key resources and key partners for your business which creates the structure of how your business operates day by day. Once you have the business functions defined, you will define the costs for the business marketing and operations along with the streams of revenue for your business. The “Information” component is about where to source business information/resources now and in the future. Share your thoughts, plans and questions about the day to day operations of your business and valuable information sources.
- 2 months ago
5. Inform Section Discussion (May 16 to June 26)
As a component of the business bootcamp, you can have a 1-hour coaching session with one of the instructors (Erin or Judy) to discuss/explore/strategize on any business topic. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your coaching session. Post any questions related to the coaching session here.
- 1 month, 3 weeks ago
6. Booking Your Presentation Spot (June 20 to June 26)
Following are the dates and times to book your spot for presenting your 'Business Model Canvas' and gain feedback. Each 2 hour session can accommodate 4 presentations maximum, which allows for 30-minute slots. Plan to attend the full session and/or more than one session to engage and learn from your peers. We will begin at the defined start time (MST) and end when that session group has completed their presentations and feedback process. In other words, each session may wrap up at different times depending on the number of presentations. Optional presentation Dates/Times:
- Monday, June 20th at 5 pm MDT
- Wednesday, June 22 at 9 am MDT
- Saturday, June 25 at 9 am MDT
- 1 month, 3 weeks ago
7. Any Questions at Any Time (May 16 to June 26)
This is a place to post any questions you have about the course.
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- 1. Participant Introductions (May 16 to May 22)