When:
August 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-08-30T09:00:00-04:00
2017-08-30T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies
36 Montford Ave
Asheville
NC 28801
Cost:
375.00
Contact:
Alpine Business Course @ Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies

Alpine Course with Annie Price (Asheville @ Lenoir Rhyne)

August 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

August 30th – September 27th, 2017 from 9am -12pm

**Please note this class is held at Lenoir Rhyne University and not at our downtown office on S Lexington Ave.**

We are excited for the return of our Alpine course, a 5-week opportunity for existing entrepreneurs to get up and out of day-to-day operations and regain an aerial perspective of where they have been, where they are now, and where they are headed.
If you are finding yourself at a crossroads with your business, possibly experiencing a sense of burn-out or overwhelm, or simply would like the chance to critically reflect with a peer group on how things are going, our Alpine course is designed for you. The course begins with a look at the heart of the venture and the primary value of your products or services. Participants then comprehensively assess their financial picture and marketing efforts to date and start setting course towards their newly defined or refined future vision.
This course also revisits some of the core concepts of our popular Foundations course while also assisting entrepreneurs in determining whether our Scale Up program may be a good fit for them in the future.

The peer-to-peer learning environment coupled with one-on-one coaching support will give you the confidence to make the next steps towards growing and generating results for your business.  The class addresses challenges and opportunities directly related to your venture.  Alpine also provides you with the tools to determine if and when to scale your business model and can serve as an excellent precursor to our ScaleUp WNCprogram.

Sign up today or contact us with additional questions!

  • Week 1: The focus this week is on regaining perspective of your venture today, your mission and vision, and what your goals are for this course and for the future. It is also a chance to get to know your fellow cohort members and begin learning from their entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Weeks 2 and 3: During these sessions we focus on the numbers and the stories that they tell. In Week 2, we will interpret key financial statements and look closely at each line of business within the venture in relation to units of sale, break-even points, and profit and sales goals. During Week 3, we will utilize Birds Eye Financial Tools to create cash flow projections for the future based on new ideas or opportunities surfacing within the business.
  • Week 4: We focus on the marketing efforts to date: how is the venture generating awareness about its products and services and gaining feedback from its audiences? During Week 4 we will review all current marketing materials and revisit core concepts of creating a strong brand identity while gaining feedback from peers. During this week we will brainstorm and create new ideas and pathways for connecting with our clients and customers.
  •  Week 5: The last week will be final presentations of participant’s action plans for moving forward.  The remaining time participants will have a potluck celebration and final reflections.

The course fee is $375/ person; some partial scholarships are available (see below). A minimum deposit of 50% of the total is due upon enrollment to reserve your seat and will be followed by an email confirmation of your placement.  At Mountain BizWorks, we value the human connections and relationships that develop through getting to know you and understanding your business better.  A pay link will be included in your email confirmation, but we welcome you to stop by between 9-5pm Monday through Friday to pay your balance in person!  Both Jill Kichefski, Business Coaching Coordinator,  and Kate Schwartz, Lending Services Manager, are seated at the front and happy to assist you with your learning and lending questions.  Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, and credit card.