“ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition,” an education and training partnership between the Washington State Department of Commerce and Thurston Economic Development Council, has scheduled three new eight-week course tracks for small businesses interested in achieving exponential growth as the economy reopens.
Each interactive course is two hours long and held once a week for eight weeks. The ideal participant is a business owner or president who has operated a business for at least two years and had pre-COVID annual gross revenue in excess of $100,000. The course, which ordinarily costs $1,599, is free to qualifying businesses, thanks in part to a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
The program is based on the Thurston Center for Business Innovation’s ScaleUp program, which uses the proven Kauffman Foundation’s Fast Trac® Growth Venture coursework as its foundation. To date, more than 350 businesses throughout the state have benefited from the program.
Participants in the ScaleUp coursework will learn how to strengthen their strategic decision-making, create new operational efficiencies, explore new markets and improve the bottom line. Topics include creating efficient business systems, improving product/service alignment, creating a stronger competitive advantage in the marketplace, understanding financial statements and key business drivers, increasing sales leads and improving the sales funnel. A special “study hall” provides additional opportunities for private mentoring and coaching.
Interested businesses can choose from three different tracks HERE. Class size is limited to allow significant time for questions and group interaction.
Session #6 Wednesdays: July 7 – Sept. 1, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Session #7 Thursdays: July 8 – Sept. 2, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Session #8 Thursdays: July 8 – Sept. 2, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
There is no cost to qualifying businesses. For more information, contact James Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (360) 464-6051.