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Business Startup Bootcamp

The Commons on Champa

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM (MST)

Business Startup Bootcamp

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Registration Type Price    
Regular Ticket
Sales End Mar 2, 2018 More info
from $149.00
Full price
$199.00 +$0.00 Fee
Early Bird Discount
Offer Ends February 4, 2018 9:00 PM
$149.00 +$0.00 Fee

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Your business idea is calling. Answer it!

Whether you plan to start a part-time or full-time business, this bootcamp is for you. In the fast-paced, collaborative 2-day session, you'll learn how to successfully turn a burning idea into a reality. Explore how to properly set up your business and how to market your products and services. Learn about pricing, cash flow, financing, employees, taxes, business plans and more. The information you’ll take away can be applied to any type of business, including: home-based, online, retail, service, tech, manufacturing or distribution.

Get your business going in this 2-Day weekend bootcamp!
$199 i
ncludes over 15 hours of professional instruction,
lunch and all program materials

$50 Early Bird Discount
When you register by February 25

Bootcamp SCHOLARSHIPS Available
Please contact us about any payment plan options or scholarship opportunities made available based on financial need. Email Jacqui at:


Business Viability
Vision for your business
What will you sell
Who will you sell it to
What’s going on in your industry
Who are your competitors
How will you differentiate yourself in the marketplace
How will you market your products and services

Start-Up Steps
Start-up checklist
Start-up costs
Sources for start-up funds
Start-up timeframe
Choose a legal entity
Taxes & Insurance

1-Hour Lunch Break

Marketing strategy/plan/goals
Target market
Marketing mix
Marketing/sales cycle
Testing and tracking

Workshop Time


Overview of pricing
Pricing products (cost of goods, gross profit, gross profit margin)
Pricing services (pricing by the hour, pricing by the job)

Income And Cash Flow
Flow of money in and out of business
4 ways to make more money
Sales projections
Cost of goods projections
Gross profit projections
Overhead/monthly expenses projections
Breakeven projections
Cash flow projections

1-Hour Lunch Break

Day-To-Day Operations/Processes
Policies and procedures
Organizational chart
Employees vs independent contractors

Business Planning 
Uses for a business plan
Borrowing money
Fill-in-the-blank business plan

Worktime / Wrap Up

Your Bootcamp Instructor: Jennifer Croft, Founder of 5 Minute Classes

Self-employed since the age of twenty, Jennifer Croft, owner of 5 Minute Classes has successfully started and run seven small businesses. Through her teaching and one-on-one consulting, she has helped more than 3,000 people start and run their own businesses. 

Jennifer's teaching and instruction experience includes:

  • Small Business Development Centers (Littleton and Denver)
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Colorado Free University
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeffco Business Resource Center
  • Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Grand County Business and Economic Development Association (BEDA) 
  • Dozens of colleges and universities, including: Arizona State University, Temple University, Portland State University, University of California, University of Texas

Transportation Options

  • Limited metered parking in area
  • Public paid parking at Denver Performing Arts Center / Entrances on both Arapahoe & 13th Street
  • 3 blocks from RTD 16th Street Free MallRide
  • 1 block from RTD Light Rail Theater District/Convention Center Station (D, F, H lines)
  • B-cycle to 14th & Stout
  • Convenient Car Share drop-off at Champa & 13th

Business Startup Bootcamp is Presented by
The Commons on Champa & 5 Minute Classes

The Commons on Champa is Powered by The Downtown Denver Partnership

Have questions about Business Startup Bootcamp? Contact The Commons on Champa

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The Commons on Champa
1245 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80204

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM (MST)

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