Business Design Series - August 6 - ZOOM- CRN 32253

Thu 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
4 sessions ending Thu, Aug 27
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!

In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in-class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

This class meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine to start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?"

At the end of this course, entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.

Fee: $ 125.00

To complete your reservation and pay the program fee, please contact PCC Registration Help at 971-722-8888 (Option 2) or go to:

Phone: 971-722-5080


Portland Community College SBDC
Willow Creek Center
241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, OR 97006