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2.5 DAY SCALE IT UP! SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WORKSH...

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the award-winning green restaurant Uncommon Ground

1401 W. Devon Ave.

Chicago, IL 60660

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JOIN US FOR THE FIRST SCALE IT UP! SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING INTENSIVE IN CHICAGO

Are you a woman entrepreneur, and want to start your own business?

Are you developing a brand new product to bring to market?

Do you have an existing business and want to make it more sustainable?

Do you want to learn how to build a triple-bottom-line business and how it benefits you?

If your answer is YES to any of these questions, then come join us for our premiere Chicago triple-bottom-line business strategy workshop and get equipped with the knowledge and skills to build a business that takes people, planet and profit in mind! Learn how to create a business beyond usual, giving you a competitive edge for your business now and in the future!

At this intensive, hands-on workshop, you'll:

  • Reflect on your role as entrepreneur and business leader
  • Think deeply about the passion that drives you
  • Learn about entrepreneurs creating sustainable businesses
  • Develop a sustainability vision for your business
  • Build your case for creating a sustainable business and products
  • Get experience using a proven sustainability planning approach
  • Learn to market sustainability to your customers
  • Understand the benefits and opportunities of sustainability

Workshop includes Wed. dinner, Thurs. & Fri. breakfast, refreshments, and lunch - specially designed sustainably-sourced cuisine by the Chef of Uncommon Ground and a tour of the restaurant's renowned organic roof-top garden.

RESERVE NOW by January 28 for 10% off special using Promotion Code Earlybird25

This workshop has limited availability - 20 women entrepreneurs max!

PARTIAL AND FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Are you nterested in building a sustainable business but it's a stretch for you financially to take this workshop? Please write Reed Evans, Program Director, reed@scaleitupsustainability.org, and provide (500 words, max):

  • your name & business name, contact information & website (if you have one)
  • AND one paragraph each about: your business; financial need; why you are interested in taking this workshop

Wednesday 5:00 – 10:00pm

5:00 Check-in, introductions, agenda, agreements

5:45 Entrepreneurship and leadership

6:45 dinner + guided, informal conversation about entrepreneurship and leadership

7:30 World Café: Benefits, opportunities, and challenges for women entrepreneurs

8:30 Going deeper – Your passion, interests, motivation for your business

  • Self-reflection, pitch & presenting to and about each other’s business

9:30 Defining sustainability, check-out

Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00 light breakfast

9:20 Check-in, centering

9:30 Sustainability: Investigation, history, importance

  • Presentation, video, case studies, group product analysis

10:45 break & refreshments

11:00 Human needs: Definition, products and services

  • Presentation, video, examples, group product analysis

11:30 Sustainability planning process overview

11:50 Building & pitching sustainability

  • Includes guest entrepreneur presentation and Q&A

12:30 lunch + guest entrepreneur stays for lunch to talk to participants

1:30 Strategic planning in depth: ABCD Backcasting planning process

1:45 A Step: Envision your sustainable business

2:30 B Step: Current Reality Analysis: House Model, Operations, Stakeholder

3:00 break & refreshments

3:15 Cont. – B Step: Current Reality Analysis: SWOT, PESTLE

4:45 Checkout

Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00 light breakfast

9:20 Check-in, centering

9:30 The importance of stakeholder engagement

9:45 Systems thinking: Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development

10:00 Sustainable product and service innovation

10:45 break & refreshments

11:00 C Step: Brainstorming actions toward sustainability

12:15 lunch

1:15 D Step: Prioritizing actions toward sustainability

2:15 Prep presentation for your business: Vision and Current Reality

3:00 break & refreshments

3:15 Presentations – Video taped

4:30 Communicating sustainability with authenticity

4:50 Closing circle

For more information about Scale it Up! Sustainability Training for Women Entrepreneurs, go to:

scaleitupsustainability.org or email Reed, Program Director: reed@scaleitupsustainability.org

AND, please TAKE OUR SURVEY AND YOU'LL BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR MONTHLY DRAWING FOR PRIZES INCLUDING 1 ENTRY TO THIS 2.5 DAY WORKSHOP!

Coming from out of town for our workshop? Let us know and we'll make suggestions for accomodations.

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This is a nonprofit program. Our fiscal sponsor is StratLeade Sustainability Education Inc., a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization.


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