Do you have big dreams and ideas for your creative business but aren’t clear on how to break them down into actionable steps?
Are you intimidated by funding opportunities, applications for programs or opportunities to meet with investors because you don’t have a business plan or forecasted financials?
Have you shied away from business planning because you’re “bad with numbers”?
Are you ready to make 2020 the year you take your business to the next level?
If you answered yes to any of the above, good news, you’re in the right place.
Introducing SPARK: A business planning and goal setting workshop for creative entrepreneurs
Spark is a 5-week, live, online workshop designed to guide and support you on your journey to developing a robust business plan, a realistic financial forecast and achievable, measurable goals all in an effort to get you taking strategic, effective action on your business FASTER.
Spark is designed for the creative entrepreneur (artists, makers, designers, crafters, musicians, etc.) who are ready to take the next big leap in their business (launching, scaling, pivoting) but need structure, support and a helping hand to articulate their vision and put it into action.
Weekly one-on-one consulting sessions
Participants will meet weekly one-on-one with the instructor for targeted support developing their business plan, financials and goals. Participants will select a time that works best for their schedule, meeting in 90 minute increments over the course of 5 weeks.
Group co-working sessions
Entrepreneurship can be lonely! With our group co-working sessions, each week participants will meet for 90 minutes -2 hours as a group. Guided by the instructor, the participants will work through their business plans, collaborating with one another. Co-working sessions allow each participant to get feedback on their plan and generate ideas from a diverse audience.
Bi-weekly email prompts + downloadable worksheets and templates
With the zillion things you need to do as a small business owner and entrepreneur, it can be easy to get off task. With bi-weekly email prompts, we’ll keep you laser focused and motivated working towards your goals. Plus the full business plan template, financial workbook and goal setting worksheet that I used to launch and scale my own creative business will be made available to each participant.
After 5 weeks participants will have created:
-A complete business plan that’s READY for implementation. Participants can use this plan as a guide to apply for funding, launch a crowdfunding campaign, build momentum around their vision and GET TO WORK. No more wondering about the next step to take in your business: your plan will lay the ground work for the actionable steps you need to achieve each day, week, month, and year to reach your goals.
-A detailed budget and financial forecast that plots out the next 12 months + the option to create two and three year financial forecasts based on your business’ growth plan. If you’re planning to apply for funding we can use this worksheet to simulate different funding scenarios as well.
-A goal worksheet that uses SMART objectives (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) to measure and track your progress towards reaching your goals.
-Unrivaled support from your instructor: because hey, I’ve been there. I’m not just a small business consultant teaching business planning, I AM a small business owner who knows the challenges you may face. I’m here to support you.
Meet your instructor
Hi! I’m Mary Alice Duff, founder of Alice Alexander, a size-inclusive, ethical and sustainable apparel company based in Philadelphia. So, how did a social worker, nonprofit executive and former grant writer wind up as a fashion designer and entrepreneur? I made a plan, laid out goals and worked the steps. With that plan in hand in the past 2 years I’ve built a team of 5, achieved 6 figure revenues, landed over $75K in funding and helped women around the world (literally on 5 different continents) build better wardrobes.
In this course I will share my exact process for business planning, financial forecasting and goal setting that I’ve used to start and scale my business PLUS the very workbooks I’ve created to keep my goals focused.
Are you ready to invest in yourself and your business? Let’s do this!
Spark: A business planning and goal setting workshop for creative entrepreneurs. Monday, February 24th- Friday, March 27th 2020.
This purchase includes access to the 5 week LIVE online course including: Business planning, financial forecasting, and goal setting workbook and worksheets; 5+ hours of one-on-one business consulting; 10 hours of group work with likeminded creative entrepreneurs; bi-weekly motivational prompts, downloadable workbooks + so much more.
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