We have a full day of awesome sessions planned for you on September 28th.
Come ready to work on your business (or idea!) with peers. All sessions will be introduced and facilitated by experts and include worksheets designed to walk you through the steps needed to get to the topic goal.
While the topic can be the same, the goal can be very different for businesses depending on what stage it’s in. That’s why some sessions have two sub-topics, so you can work on the topic best suited for where your business is today.
8:00 – 9:00
Registration and Networking
9:00 – 10:00
Keynote Speaker – James Pineau – Senior Area Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maine District Office
10:05 – 10:55
What’s YOUR Why?
Starting and running a business is hard work. When you’re tired and worn out it can be easy to lose that spark that you started with and start thinking about throwing in the towel.
In this session you’ll work on identifying and documenting YOUR personal why for starting or running a business so you can easily be reminded of why you embarked on this journey in the first place.
11:05 – 11:55
Do the Numbers Work?
Before you start your business, try these exercises to help ensure you’ll be earning enough to cover all your costs.
You know what you want to get for your business. How can you prove its value to a potential buyer?
11:55 – 1:00
1:05 – 1:55
People Make the Business Work
Learn how to attract and retain staff that are aligned with your company values and mission.
As your company grows, so should your staff. What is your plan for staff development?
2:05 – 2:55
What Are You Selling and Who Are You Selling To?
How to identify who is going to purchase your goods and services. Hint: It’s not “everyone.”
How to demonstrate the value of your goods and services to those who need them.
3:05 – 3:55
Network Like a Pro
Networking isn’t about how many hands you can shake and cards you can pass out.
Learn how to identify those you can help and can help you and then how to connect with them in order to build a meaningful relationship.
4:00 – 5:00
Use the skills you learned in the previous session to meet and connect with other Blitz attendees!