Business Training

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Business Model Canvas

The business model is at the core of any successful start-up and provides a viable way of making money to sustain your business.

In this workshop, you will learn how to apply and use the Business Model Canvas (BMC), a one-page innovation plan to provide clarity and demonstrate why your business exists.

The BMC workshop is for you if you are:

*considering starting your own business,
*a first-time entrepreneur with just the start of an idea,
*in the early stages of your venture,
*looking to join a start-up and want to understand the process of building a new business.

Over this three-day workshop you will:

*Understand and identify the 9 key building blocks of business development,
*Learn how to discover and validate customers before spending money, and
*Be prepared to gather, evaluate and use customer feedback to develop your product/service, or marketing plan, to generate revenue.

THREE DAYS TOTAL
One half-day · Three hours with one 15-minute break
Two days · 9 am – 4 pm · One-hour lunch · Two x 15-minute breaks.

**This is our flagship workshop that we recommend all current and aspiring entrepreneurs to take before expansion or launch of a business or social venture. **

Cost: $150 + FEE & GST

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The Customer Journey

The Customer Journey: GET | KEEP | GROW

Over this half-day workshop, you’ll define how your customer interacts with you:

*through the sales and product life-cycle (GET)
*the best way to manage that customer relationship (KEEP)
*to turn prospects into repeat customers (GROW).

What you will achieve in this workshop:

*You will develop a customer experience that demonstrates your value to them with every interaction,
*understand your customer and market,
*you’ll be able to develop a community of loyal brand ambassadors that will help promote and grow your business.

Half-day workshop · Three hours with one 15-minute break.

Community Futures recommends attending the ‘Business Model Canvas’ workshop in preparation for ‘The Customer Journey’.

Cost: $50 + FEE & GST

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Digital Channels

It is important to understand which pathway (or channel) is best for your company to reach your customers.

This half-day workshop focuses on how you utilize digital channels to communicate your product or service’s value proposition to your customer segments.  

You’ll deep dive into digital channels, necessary for any business in the digital age we live in, and learn:

*The five types of channel phases,
*Owned direct vs. Partner direct channels,
*which technologies you can leverage to deliver your product or service to your customer,
*how to identify and measure the success of the best digital channels your business will use to reach your customer.

Half-day workshop · Three hours with one 15-minute break.

Community Futures recommends attending the ‘Business Model Canvas’ workshop in preparation for ‘Digital Channels’.

Cost: $50 + FEE & GST

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Physical Channels

It is important to understand which pathway (or channel) is best for your company to reach your customers.

This half-day workshop focuses on how you utilize physical channels, necessary for any business with a physical location, to communicate your product or service’s value to your customer segments.  

You’ll deep dive into physical channels and learn:

*Which location and point of sale system best allows customers to purchase your products or services,
*How to navigate your relationship with distributors/suppliers,
*Delivery options including direct/indirect mail systems, and
*How to identify and measure the success of the best physical channels your business will use to reach your customer.

Half-day workshop · Three hours with one 15-minute break.

Community Futures recommends attending the ‘Business Model Canvas’ workshop in preparation for ‘Physical Channels’.

Cost: $50 + FEE & GST

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Unit Economics

Whether you’re a for-profit business or social enterprise, the value to the customer has to exceed your product’s price when making a sale (and revenues have to exceed costs to stay in business!).

Over this one-day workshop, you will:

*Determine a revenue model that reflects how you deliver value to your customer and covers the costs to do it,
*How to segment your total market, and
*How to choose the right pricing strategy that will maximize both price and sales.

One day · 9 am – 4 pm · One-hour lunch · Two x 15-minute breaks.

Community Futures recommends attending the ‘Business Model Canvas’ workshop in preparation for ‘Unit Economics’.

Cost: $50 + FEE & GST

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Business Planning

Every business launch or expansion needs a plan and financing.

Over this one-day workshop, you’ll learn how to create an action plan that clearly defines what you need to do, when you need to do it, and the related financial costs. Business planning is about the steps you need to take to make your business model reality and we recommend you attend the ‘Business Model Canvas’ workshop in preparation.

In this one-day workshop, you will learn the fundamental actions every business needs to take to launch and strategies to sell before you build. You will also learn how to:

*Prioritize and schedule key actions,
*Create projected financial statements,
*Determine your cash burn rate and the amount of financing you need, and
*Negotiate with financial lenders and potential investors.

One day · 9 am – 4 pm · One-hour lunch · Two x 15-minute breaks.

Community Futures recommends attending the ‘Business Model Canvas’ workshop in preparation for ‘Business Planning’.

Cost: $50.00 + FEE & GST

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