Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center

LEADING EDGE: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR EXISTING BUSINESSES is an 8-week business development course featuring the nationally-recognized GUIDED Business Plan™ curricula. The program is a combination of in-classroom sessions, interactive learning exercises and conversations with subject experts. Not only will you write the majority of your strategic plan in class, you will also learn best practices and money-saving tips from your fellow entrepreneurs. Leading the course is facilitator Mark Bittle, who has built seven-figure businesses in the real estate and financial industries. His expertise, combined with that of the weekly guest speakers, will help you get to your goals faster as they share what has worked for them. As you develop your business plan, you will also prepare a presentation to pitch to lenders, investors and/or potential clients. You will develop tools to attract customers, gain exposure and become financially efficient. At the end of the eight week course, you will have the foundation of a business plan, media kit, operations plan, sales strategy, customer acquisition plan, and financial analysis. This is a fast-paced course for the ambitious business owner who wants to get to their goals faster.

 Course Dates May 23-July 25 | Mondays from 5:30–8:30 pm
(No classes on May 30 or July 4 due to holidays.)
Free Info Sessions Thursday, May 12 | 4:30–5:30 pm

Monday, May 16 | 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Registration Deadline       Friday, May 20 at 12 pm
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