Business Launch Workshops

Our Business Launch class is offered through the Women’s Business Center and  is free to enrolled META and WBC clients. This is our recommended first step for startup entrepreneurs.  This class is offered every other Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. or from 5:30 to 7:30, and you can register online here.   The class allows for interactive participation as we cover the following material:

  • Why some businesses fail and how you can position yourself for success
  • How/why/when/where to conduct marketing research using primary and secondary sources
  • Developing a unique selling proposition to differentiate your business from competitors
  • Choosing a legal structure
  • Business insurance
  • Recordkeeping systems
  • Compliance with Idaho law
  • Calculating startup costs and working capital needs to access funding for the business
  • How to do a breakeven analysis and how it relates to a 12 month cash flow projections worksheet
  • Major sections of a business plan and resources to create a business plan
  • Low cost/no cost marketing ideas
  • Networking for success
  • How to keep customers close
  • Recommended reading for entrepreneurs
  • And more!