Grow My Business

program description

Grow My Business is a 7-week, 45-hour class for entrepreneurs in year 1 or 2 of business operation. The class helps small business owners understand key principles of business growth and expansion. Learn how to think clearly and objectively about problems and develop solutions that work best for your business. Participate in highly effective, hands-on exercises that will equip you with the knowledge, tools and resources to manage daily operations effectively.

program topics

 

  • Product/Service development

  • Marketing

  • Supply chain and distribution

  • Economics

  • Insurance

  • Accounting concepts

  • Fundamentals of financial statements

  • Small business law

  • Financing options

  • Human resource management

key dates

Grow My Business is offered twice a year – summer and fall.

  • Summer 2019: June 19 - July 31, graduation August 7

  • Fall 2019: October - November, graduation November 20                

  • benefits

Information that can be used to launch a new business, increase sales, improve management skills, write a business plan, and apply for financing

  • Folder or binder containing participant’s notes, handouts, worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Subject matter experts providing insight on topics requiring deeper exploration of financial, legal or technical issues

  • One free follow-up counseling session

  • Opportunity to participate in client showcases

  • Eligibility to participate in LMB Alumni program:

    • 12 months of membership benefits

    • Business plan review

    • Eligible for business success story feature

    • Discounts for training labs, counseling, and workshops

    • Discount for Mink Wahine luncheons

    • Networking events

cost

Grow my Business – $400

Scholarships and payment plans may be available to those who apply and qualify.

application

APPLY HERE Deadline to apply June 1

for more information, please email mcbl@ywcaoahu.org.