"Never let a good crisis go to waste," said Winston Churchill in the early 1940's and there are plenty of well known companies that have taken a chance to start and grow during a time of recession.
Microsoft was created during a financial crisis as was FedEx, Disney, Instagram, Stone and Wood Brewing and Uber.
Adversity can lead to creativity which can lead to starting a successful business based on what people need to help them through the crisis. Starting a business doesn't need to cost much money - a domain name is really all you need.
Getting Down to Business offers everything from a one day Big Ideas Day to a 10 month incubator program.
Turn your dream business into a reality by Getting Down to Business!
Activate your community's economic development.
2020 is the perfect time to start.
Big Ideas Day
A Big Ideas Day is perfect for introducing the concept of business ownership or activating entrepreneurial and problem-solving mindsets.
Working through a process of evaluating business viability and market opportunities, participants identify the potential for further financial or time investment in their business idea.
Business Builder Weekend
Two days of focusing on a business or idea creates motivated, knowledgeable and well networked participants.
Facilitating a process of customer validation, value proposition, costs and revenue, channels to market all ensure that participants leave the Business Builder Weekend with skills and resources to take the next step to business ownership or growth.
12 week pre-accelerator
6 month accelerator
To scale or go global, this accelerator program provides intensive business development, online learning, management coaching, mentoring, peer to peer learning and pitch skills.
A blend of online and in person coaching, mentoring, roundtables. web development and pitching, our 3 month pre-accelerator programs provide ongoing and intensive business support to participants.
Many businesses have launched or grown in this short time and the tools and resources have lifetime value for participant business owners.
10 month incubator
Joining with like-minded, ambitious business owners, our incubator begins in February and finishes in December.
Over 10 months, participants with an idea or an early stage startup are taken through a process of business building to increase the likelihood of business success after 2 years.
The ability for a business owner to tell their story is a basic skill requirement.
Whether you need to create a 30 second elevator pitch to answer the question, "so, what do you do" at networking events or a longer pitch to convince investors to finance the next stage of your company's growth, pitching is an essential skill for all business owners.
Business owners need information and skills at the time they need them.
On demand webinars are one of the most popular ways to gain skills in a hurry.
From social media to raising funds to legal basics and building a business based on referrals, on demand webinars will help you get more from your business.