This course offers you the opportunity to step back and think about business idea and how you want to develop it, in a supportive and relaxed environment. Our expert tutors take you through a step by step process to understand your customers, their problems and the value you can offer. With a maximum of 12 members in each group we create a collaborative atmosphere where we can draw on each other’s experience and expertise as professionals and parents.
Each session includes a 2 hour workshop and 30 minutes of time in the Calthorpe Garden Co-working Cafe. If you have an under 5 you can book them in to our lovely on site creche for a creative play session while you learn.
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Week 1: Find Your Customers: Learn how to get your start up noticed by solving your customers’ problems. Start to use the lean canvas to create a one page business plan. Discuss how you will balance your priorities and reduce your stress as a parent and entrepreneur
Week 2: Social Media Strategy: Create empathy maps to understand more about your early adopter customers. Build a social media strategy that will get them singing from the roof tops about you
Week 3: Business Model You: Great start ups work because of the resources and passion their founders draw on, not because of a ‘killer’ idea. Explore how you can use your personal, professional and network resources to build a value proposition that is true to your passion and your customers will love
Week 4: Managing the Money: Understand the finances behind your enterprise, by working on your cost structure and revenue streams. Learn about business eco-systems and begin to develop your value proposition
Week 5: Your MVP: Start to test out your solutions by creating a minimum viable product and securing pre-orders from customers or interest from funders. Work more on your budget and how you will manage your cashflow
Week 6: Your Pitch: Complete and share your lean business canvas. Pitch your business proposition to the group and get feedback