Take your big picture goals, and figure out what it will take in the day to day to get there. This workshop will help you answer some basic operations questions: What legal status should you pursue? What kind of team do you need and how do you retain them? What do your financial operations look like? Do I need a contract for that, and when should I ask for legal help? How should I track sales? and how these things change as the stage of your business advances. After learning about options and the dos and don'ts of cutting corners, participants will walk away having mapped and estimated costs for necessary elements of their day to day as a operational social venture.
This workshop will be led by Steven Byler of GrowthLab and Grinnell Bookkeeping. Steven has over 10 years experience working with startups; he partners with founders to develop business strategy, finance that strategy, and drive business development. He works as a finance and operations partner to CXOs leading early and growth stage companies. Steven enjoys working with entrepreneurs in developing financial models, diagnosing and addressing operational challenges, and building investor communication. Steven lives in Melrose, MA and enjoys getting outside with his wife, Christine, and two sons in all seasons.
SEG 101 Workshops: Building Blocks for Social Entrepreneurs
The SEG 101 Workshop series helps motivated, coachable entrepreneurs turn ideas into action! SEG 101 Workshops provide entrepreneurs the practical knowledge and skills to plan and launch businesses that do well and do good.
Build business skills in our monthly SEG 101 Workshops:
- September 21st: Operations: How to execute on your social enterprise plan
- October (Date TBD): Fundraising and Development: How to find the funding and resources you need to get started
- November (Date TBD): Social Entrepreneurship: How your business can do well by doing good
- December (Date TBD): Value in the Marketplace: Who are your customers and how do you capture them?
- January (Date TBD): Business Planning: How to create a social enterprise plan
- February (Date TBD): Finance: Build and manage your dollars and cents
Cost: $20 for each workshop, $100 for the series
Scholarships are available for committed entrepreneurs who want to complete all six 101 workshops.