create a fully-realized business plan
connect with like-minded entrepreneurs
develop a plan that leads to business growth
The LEADING EDGE™ Entrepreneurship Series is a hands-on, step-by-step business planning program for start-up and early-stage businesses across any industry. Through this 10-part cohort series—with expert help all along the way—you can test the feasibility of your idea, solidify your business model and build a road map to growth. The series includes a subscription to Live Plan, the premier on-line business plan tool. You will finish the series with an actionable business plan to access potential financing or to use as a blueprint to manage your business.
The LEADING EDGE Entrepreneurship Series makes you an active participant in a program designed for (and with) entrepreneurs just like you. Facilitators and guest presenters are knowledgeable entrepreneurs and specialists who are attuned to the issues you will face every day. They will give you information and guidance during the sessions and be available to meet with you one-on-one to the address your issues and assist you with your business plan. Thoughtful, insightful—and above, all practical—the series covers all aspects of successful business planning.
During the series, you will:
- Develop your value proposition
- Research your target market
- Formulate your marketing and sales strategy
- Create detailed projections of income and expense
- Finalize a written business plan
Dates & Location
September 26 – December 12, 2023*
6:00 – 8:30 pm
*No sessions on October 31 (Halloween) or November 21 (Thanksgiving week)
Longmont Economic Development Partners
1925 Pike Road
Longmont, CO 80501
SBDC consultants will guide you along the way, but you must be committed to completing a business plan within the series timeline. This will probably require 2-4 hours a week outside of the sessions.
- $125/attendee for City of Longmont-based businesses (or residents who are launching a business in the City of Longmont), thanks to a sponsorship from the City of Longmont
This series is also offered at a discounted rate in the City of Boulder. Learn more here.
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