Whether you run your own shop, provide a service, or make products with a personal touch, you know that success is more than just turning a profit. You also need to keep looking ahead to the things that will help you grow and stay competitive. And if you haven’t yet mapped out your plans for growth and change this year, there is a boot camp for business owners and entrepreneurs that will help you achieve your business dreams in 2014.
Run by small business consultant Holly Howard, who has worked with more than 30 other Brooklyn businesses, artisans and artists like Red Hook Lobster Pound, Works Manufacturing, and Hello Super Studios, the From Artisan to Entrepreneur Business Growth Program begins this Monday, January 13 and runs for 12 weeks. During that time, you’ll set strategic and financial goals for the next five years; review and set financial projections for five years; create operating systems and implement a marketing plan to achieve those goals; and most importantly, you’ll develop your leadership role. Great strategies and a clear roadmap will get you nowhere if you don’t have the leadership skills to communicate your vision, build committed teams, inspire your customers, and claim your space in the marketplace.
All classes will be held at The Moderns, 900 Broadway at 19th St. in Manhattan, and in addition to class time, Holly will set aside 60 minutes each week for you to call in and go over any aspect of the strategy you need help with. You’ll also be learning alongside other business owners in your community, and become part of a private Facebook group with other class members for access to solutions and support, so you can build relationships to sustain your growth long after class ends. Register now for a spot and take charge of your business in 2014.
If you have any questions, Holly will be hosting an informational webinar this Friday, Jan. 10 at 1pm, which you can access online here or by phone, using the guest pin code 330058# when you dial in to 425-440-5100 or 347-464-3150. (The full list of dial in numbers is here.) And if you can’t make it to the webinar, you can still ask Holly any questions you have about the program or the process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing a business takes courage to put yourself out there, and commitment and dedication to make it work. Make it happen, either in Holly’s class, an investment of $1495, or through private sessions. Check out her testimonials, then register online, and follow her weekly advice column on Brooklyn Based for insights along the way.