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December 2017

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Power Up: Create Your Business, Financials, and Marketing Plan - Dec 2017
12/05/17 4:00 PM to 12/12/17 8:00 PM

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Prospera Business Network, MT Women's Business Center, Small Business Development Center, and MT Manufacturing Extension Center presents

Power Up: Create Your Business, Financial, and Marketing Plan - December 2017

This course consists of two classes (Dec. 5th and 12th). Class meets both Tuesdays for two weeks, starting Dec. 5th, 2017.

Class is 4pm- 8pm

Class will be held at:
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
2310 University Way Building 2
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Registration: $175 for Prospera Members, $200 non members. This registration amount covers both class days.
$75 for a second attendee (business partner)  

REGISTER HERE

(registration deadline is Friday Dec. 1st)
*We reserve the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollments are not met.  In which case, all course fees will be fully refunded.

This course has specifically been designed for individuals who are brand new to business, wanting to start a business, and new business owners or individuals looking to start a second business.

Please bring a laptop with you to this class (if you do not have access to one, please send a message to info@prosperabusinessnetwork.org or call 406-587-3113)

What you will learn:

- Clarity and fresh perspective about starting a new business

- Solid first draft of your Business Plan

- In-depth understanding of your industry and competition

- Documented sales projections and marketing strategy based on industry research & geography

- Projected cash flow for one year

- Shared experience with other local entrepreneurs and subject matter experts

- Valuable resources and processes that support your business planning journey
 

If you are unfamiliar with or would like more practice with these programs, we recommend taking the following online classes prior to or during the Power Up class:

a. Introduction to Microsoft Excel

b. Introduction to Microsoft Word
 

*Due to high demand for business counseling services, the MWBC requires individuals looking into starting a brand new business or business owners who have been "in business" less than six months, to complete this course prior to scheduling a one-on-one counseling appointment.


Charitable Support from: 
First Security Bank Foundation



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The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Business Tours

Dec. Women-Owned Business Tour: Heyday + Dawn Josephine Collective
12/13/17
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Montana Women’s Business Center Presents: 

Women-Owned Business Tour: Heyday + Dawn Josephine Collective

Woman-Owned Business Tour featuring
Heyday + Dawn Josephine Collective

Join us for a walking business tour of two woman-owned businesses. Each business owner will share her experience with starting, operating, and growing her business. There will be time for networkign and shopping!

Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017
noon-1pm 

Meet at Damselfly Clothing Company
115 E Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715 

REGISTER HERE 

GOLD SPONSOR

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The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


Montana Women's Business Center Trainings

Profit Mastery: Business Finance for Small Businesses 12/6-7
12/06/17 8:30 AM to 12/07/17 4:30 PM

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Prospera Business Network, Montana Women's Business Center present 

Profit Mastery: Business Finance for Small Businesses

Instructor: Julie Jaksha, Director of the Headwaters RC&D Area, Inc.’s Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, December 6
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration: $225 for non-memebers, $175 for Prospera members, lunch is included both days

Register Here

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Conference Room
2310 University Way, Bldg. 2
From Kagy turn south onto 7th Ave.
Park in the first lot and follow signs to Building 2.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The most successful businesses have found that the key to long-term success revolves around effective financial management. Through case studies and a down-to-earth style, experience this remarkably powerful program:

  • Understand why and how to benchmark your company performance.
  • Establish the difference between “making a profit” and “having cash” volume and costs.
  • Learn how to correctly compute your break-even, and the effects of price, and how to do more of both.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Julie Jaksha is a Profit Mastery Trained Facilitator. Julie has been the Director of the Headwaters RC&D Area, Inc.’s Small Business Development Center in Butte, Montana since July 2009. Julie is a professionally trained roundtable facilitator and has recently earned her Certified Business Advisor certification. She has over 16 years of banking experience and earned certification from the national Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

Profit Mastery is a financial performance system that provides the differentiating point in the market that can catalyze your client’s success. Over the years, we have worked extensively with hundreds of companies, universities, trade associations, banks, pharmacies and franchise networks — large and small — to bring the Profit Mastery resources to thousands of their staff, customers, and prospects.

 The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

QuickBooks Online Basics 12/14
12/14/17
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

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QuickBooks Online Basics 12/14

InstructorDeb Niedermeyer, CPB

Thursday, Dec. 14th
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Online Version)

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
2310 University Way, Bldg. 2
From Kagy turn south onto 7th Ave.
Park in the first lot and follow signs to Building 2.

Registration: $125 for memebers, $150 for non-memebers

REGISTER HERE

(registration deadline is Tuesday Dec. 12th)
*We reserve the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollments are not met.  In which case, all course fees will be fully refunded.

If you are bringing your own laptop, please make sure QuickBooks is installed.  If you need to borrow a lpatop, please call 406-587-3113 to reserve.
 

Interested in self-paced courses online? VISIT OUR ONLINE TRAINING SITE for details on the over 200 online courses available through the Montana Women's Business Center, including various QuickBooks courses.

 The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.