This immersive course is designed to provide information, tips, exercises and tools to help you think about your business idea and how to take action. As you progress through the course, you’ll work to: Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision. Align your business concept with a real market opportunity. Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage. Determine the unique features and benefits of your product/ service. Learn how to set realistic financial goals for your business. 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. This class is offered as a cohort consisting of two 1.5-2 hour sessions per week for 5 weeks. All class sessions will be via webinar. Registration and payment is also required on our website here: https://aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/7311 Content is online and self-paced with weekly webinars and check-ins, and one-on-one time with the instructor upon request. It is taught by Kauffman certified SBDC business advisor Allan Carraway. Available to anyone in Alaska! All content is presented through online modules and webinar. For more information, and for any questions regarding this course, please reach out to instructor Allan Carraway at (907) 786-6298 or email@example.com. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org. MUST HAVE: Computer with reliable internet connection, webcam, speakers, and microphone.