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Business Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Business Maryland Innovation Center (MIC)

Enrollment for this course has closed
You have a business idea and you want to start a business  - what do you do next?  

In this 10-week guided program, aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs will develop and refine a business concept, taking it through each step of the business planning process. Each session is lead and guided by a certified Kauffman Facilitator.

During this program, you'll work to:

-Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision.
-Align your business concept with a real market opportunity.
-Learn how to set realistic financial goals for your business.
-Determine the unique features and benefits of your product service.
-Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage.
-Define your company’s brand and marketing.
-Learn how to manage business functions and develop an organizational culture.
-Determine the steps to profitability.
-Identify potential sources of funding for your business.
-Launch your business

At the end of the course all participants will be provided the opportunity to participate in a business pitch competition with their fellow classmates. The top three pitches will receive the following:

1st Place: $1000 + $250 Course Fee Refund + 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership
2nd Place: $250 Course Fee Refund + 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership
3rd Place: 3 Month Innovation Center Affiliate Membership
  1. Delivery

  2. Location

    Columbia, MD
  3. Fee

  4. Start Date

    July 17, 2019
  5. Enrollment Close Date

    July 24, 2019
  6. End Date

    September 18, 2019