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GROW: Planning for Success in 2020

Gaining Real Outcomes through Women Supporting Women
GROW: Planning for Success in 2020: 3-Part Series
January 23rd, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
What You'll Gain:
  • You’ll learn from your teacher and your peers – Yes, there will be an expert who will guide each session and share industry knowledge, but you’ll also learn from your GROW-mates.
  • You'll get support from your fellow entrepreneurs who can relate to your struggles and will celebrate your successes.
  • You’ll gain accountability. You and your accountability buddy will make sure you both stay on track and will be there to offer support and advice to each other along the way.
Cost: $30

Thursday, January 23 – Learn from the Past; Plan for the Future – It’s a new year – time to reflect back on 2019 to determine what went well and what didn’t, and to look to the future to plan for success in the coming year. In the first of our 3-part GROW series for this quarter, you’ll have an opportunity to examine the current state of your business and determine how to move ahead with the guidance of WBDC Business Advisors Carol Cheswick and Beth Scarborough. You’ll also have the perspective of fellow entrepreneur, Leyla Dam, who has been successful in expanding her Lorca coffee shop into a booming multi-location business.

Thursday, February 20 – Time to Take Action – Once you’ve identified your business goals are for 2020 in session #1, it’s time to make an action plan that will help ensure that your goals are accomplished. Come to session #2 prepared to present your action plan to a panel of business experts who will provide feedback and advice so that you can revise and refine your plan.

Thursday, March 26 – Pivot or Plow Ahead? – At this point in the year, it’s time to reevaluate. Are you progressing toward the goals you set? Or do you think it may be time to change direction and revise your plans for the future? Come talk through your status with WBDC Business Advisor Carol Cheswick, as well as other business experts and fellow business owners.

Registration Required

Fee: $30

Thursdays, January 23rd, February 20th, March 26th | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Stamford

Instructor: Carol Cheswick, Beth Scarborough, and a panel of experts
Title: Industry Experts
Bio: Carol Cheswick is a Business Specialist with the Women's Business Development Council (WBDC). Since joining the organization in 2012, Ms. Cheswick has empowered hundreds of clients through one-on-one counseling on specific business and career challenges. She also teaches GPS – a Guide to Plan for Success, WBDC’s signature business plan development program for aspiring entrepreneurs who seek to start a small business and make their vision a reality, and existing business owners looking to take the next step.
Register for GROW: Planning for Success in 2020- 3-Part Series
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