October 20, 2018
Components Program Components

Advancing Entrepreneurship in the Mon Valley Region programs will help firms improve access to capital, provide business and management education, and expand connections to other resources to help them grow. New entrepreneurs can learn what it takes to get their business off the ground or move it to the next level.

Two hour programs offered frequently throughout the year in various locations to help start and grow your business. One-on-one consulting specifically tailored to emerging and existing businesses.
Make It Happen in the Mon Valley

An interactive workshop designed to help you determine if starting a business is right for you and how to begin searching for the "right" business for you.

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The First Step:  Mechanics of a Small Business

This workshop is specifically designed for individuals who have never operated their own business or who want to take it from their garage to a storefront. You will learn the steps necessary to start a new enterprise as well as how to avoid some common pitfalls.

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The Second Step:  Creating a Business Plan

Successful business owners have a vision and develop a plan to achieve their vision. A business plan is one tool successful business owners use that guide their businesses´ growth - addressing strategic, financial and operational issues.  As you search for funding options, it is invaluable in garnering the support critical to the growth of your business.

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The Third Step:  Refining Key Areas of Your Business Plan

As you work to establish and grow your business, you need to pay special attention to defining your target audience, determining budgets and financing needs. An experienced Institute consultant will meet with a small group of emerging business owners to provide a forum where critical issues are discussed and solutions explored.  Emerging business owners leave each session with templates on which to build their business.

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Individualized Consulting

Institute business consultants meet one-on-one with emerging and existing small business owners to work with these individuals to establish and grow their businesses.  Consulting focuses on finding practical solutions to business problems.  It is confidential and provided at no fee.

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Next program(s):
February 2, 2015
Next program(s):
February 26th, 2015
Next program(s):
March 5, 2015
Ongoing throughout the year
Mon Valley Entrepreneur
"Advancing Entrepreneurship in the Mon Valley"
Phone: 412-624-3095  |  Contact Form