Business Development Programs
Bring your passion, purpose, vision, and mission to developing,
growing, and maintaining your business or organization.
Business Development, Entrepreneurship &
programs are available for small businesses in a start-up or a growth
phase, and for organizations involved in leadership transitions or times
of change. They are available in the following formats:
- Workshop - small groups, highly interactive,
short time frames (1-3 hours)
- Seminar - larger groups, moderately interactive,
longer time frames (typically half-day or 1-day)
- Training - any size group, interactive, often
a series of sessions, perhaps spread out over a number of days or weeks
- Keynote - any size audience, minimally interactive,
usually 10 - 60 minutes
Each of these programs is designed to either stand alone
or to be a part of a larger business, entrepreneurial, or organizational
Does It Take To Be an Entrepreneur?
An overview of things to consider before starting
your own business
Your Personality Type, and Your Business
Understanding your Meyers-Briggs personality type
(MBTI) and how it relates to starting and running a business
a Values-Based Business and Life
An exploration of your core values and how they
impact your business and your personal life
Purpose, Vision, and Mission
An exploration of the four cornerstones underpinning
your business. Your passion provides the energy and momentum for your
business; your purpose provides the "why", your vision provides
the "what", and your mission provides the "how". A
good Mission Statement will include all four cornerstones.
a Vision for Your Business
An opportunity to sharpen and clarify your business
vision and to write a Vision Statement as the basis for your Business
Plan. A Vision Statement describes the "what" of your business.
a Mission Statement
An opportunity to convert your purpose and your
vision into an expression of your business mission and to write a Mission
Statement. A well-written Mission Statement describes the "why, what,
and how" of your business.
An exploration of what makes a realistic and attainable
goal, how to identify obstacles to goal completion, and how to create
and employ strategies to overcoming those obstacles.
an Action Plan
An exploration of how to build and follow a step-by-step
plan of action for any phase of your business.
An exploration of how to manage your time in your
business and/or personal life.
Obstacles to (Business) Success
An opportunity to identify real or imagined obstacles
to your success and to develop strategies to overcoming these obstacles.
Habits for Business Success
An opportunity to identify and develop a set of
daily practices that will set you up for success in your personal and
a Business Plan
Training or coaching in the step-by-step process
of putting together and writing a business plan that will truly guide
your business and will also meet a bank's guidelines for business loan
Planning: The SWOT Method
Using the SWOT method (analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses,
Opportunities, and Threats) to periodically evaluate and update your business
and your Business Plan
Your Personal and Business Lives
Learn to set your priorities and organize your
time so that you always have time for the most important things in your
life and you enjoy a healthy balance in all the areas of your life.
with Your Organization in a Time of Transition
When organizations are facing a time of transition,
such as a change in leadership or a change in focus or direction, it is
a good time to re-evaluate, and possibly re-work, the basic premises of
the organization, including re-examining the values, goals, purpose, vision,
mission, rules, and ways of doing things.
Your Presentation Skills
Learn the nuts and bolts of public speaking and
presentation skills, including the use of PowerPoint and other audiovisual
presentation aids, and the art of creating a value-packed handout.
For a downloadable
list of available business and organizational programs, with descriptions,
visit Info to Go and select Programs
for Business & Organizational Development.
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"This is the thing that
I was born to do."
- Samuel David