Startup 425 Foundations (Online): How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business
Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup 425, the King County Library System, and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of seminars focused on bringing your ideas to reality, from crafting a financing and marketing strategy to developing a business plan.
Each session will focus on a different aspect of the startup process, and participants may choose to attend one, multiple, or all sessions, depending on individual needs and interests. Light refreshments included!
Ultimately, participants will exit this series with the skills and tools necessary to start or grow a business, and information on the resources available to them to assist in further refining business plans and strategies, exploring and pitching to financing partners, and marketing a product or service.
Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas (Monday, March 2): Learn how business planning can help you manage the risk of starting a new business. We will show you how to use the lean canvas to put all the pieces together in a compelling way to turn your idea into a new product or service, and then into a business.
Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Busines (Monday, March 16): An overview of the key marketing actvities you need to work on when launching a new business will be covered. They include defining your target market, designing, pricing and packaging your product or service, and ways to promote your business at launch.
Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business (Monday, March 30): Explore the financing options for starting a new small businss. We will help you determine the option that makes the most sense for supplying the capital your business needs.
How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business (Monday, April 13): Learn how developing partnerships with other small businesses, networking with other entrepreneurs and working with a mentor can support you when starting and growing your business.