EGBI  BIZ/Idea Training

EGBI offers 3 workshop series to assist aspiring and existing business owners develop their business idea, put together a business plan, and build the platforms they will need to run their business.

DrawingBoard   REGISTER NOW

  • Does your business need more customers or clients?
  • Do you have an idea for a business and need guidance moving forward?

Workshop your business idea until you have the right focus for the right client; and develop a better idea how you will make money with your business idea.  Attendees will meet other aspiring and existing business owners to build connections, receive feedback, and create community.

DrawingBoard is a series of 3 workshops.  Our next DrawingBoard will be from February 8th to February 22nd on Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can also select to attend DrawingBoard series from June 6th to June 20th, October 10th to October 24th, and November 28th to December 12th Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., or on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from July 11 to July 25th.   Participants receive a notebook to record your ideas, and up to 2 private coaching sessions with an EGBI business coach.  The cost for DrawingBoard is $75 for all 3 sessions.

Drawing Board is a stepping stone to the next series.

BluePrint      REGISTER NOW

  • Are you ready to build your business plan?

This workshop series helps you build your financial projections and your marketing plans so at the end, you know how to launch your business. Local subject matter experts assist in helping you develop your strategy for your business.

BluePrint is a series of 8 workshops, usually held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can also select to attend this series either March 5th through April 9th or August 2nd to August 30th.  Participants receive a notebook to record your ideas, and up to 2 private coaching sessions with an EGBI business coach.  The cost for BluePrint is $150 for all 8 classes.  Income based scholarships available.

Prerequisite: Completion of DrawingBoard or permission of EGBI Program Director.

Platform     REGISTER NOW

  • Do you have a date to launch your business?
  • Do you need help building the platforms for running your business?

This workshop series builds processes for managing money, building your online presence, managing and paying staff, and other processes you will need to make your business run smoothly. Prepare for a successful grand opening.

Platform Building is a series of 8 workshops, usually held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can also select to attend this series either April 16th to May 10th or September 6th to October 1st. Participants receive a notebook to record your ideas, and up to 2 private coaching sessions with an EGBI business coach.  The cost for Platform Building is $150 for all 8 classes.

Prerequisite: Business plan completed or permission of EGBI Program Director.