|Cleveland Spring 2014 Class Schedule|
Classes held at:
The Lakewood Campus of the University of Akron
(1415 Warren Road, Lakewood, OH 44107)
BGV Fall 2013 Graduation - Register Here
Thursday, December 5th (5:30pm - 8:00pm)
Join us as we celebrate the graduation of the fifth class of Bad Girl Ventures Cleveland. The finalists have spent hundreds of hours over the past nine weeks to improve and strengthen their businesses. Don't miss the opportunity to congratulate these remarkable women in person and be there as
we announce the winner of the $25,000 BGV loan and other exciting awards!
February 20th (2:30pm-7:30pm)
Fourteen applicants give business pitches to the BGV selection committee to determine the 10 finalists. The semi-finalists will be notified by September 12th of the BGV selection committee's decision.
Saturday, March 1st (9:00am - 12:00pm)
In the first half of class we will review the BGV program, goals, expectations, and the journey ahead. The second half of class will include a Credit Education Seminar and a workshop on mastering the 3-minute pitch.
Week 2 – Essential Compontents of a Business Plan - Register Here
Saturday, March 8th (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Review the structure of the business plan and how to develop your plan. This class will help you understand the basic components and address the important questions and issues about developing your Business Pland and handling Business Insurance.
Week 3 – Legal Essentials - Register Here
Saturday, March 15th (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Understanding and implementing the appropriate legal structure is imperative from the very beginning. Learn which structure suits your business and how to set this structure with the the Secretary of State. Learn the basic legal skills necessary to negotiate and sign contracts, lease property, and act on behalf of your business.
Week 4 – Accounting I: From Start-up to Cash Flow - Register Here
Saturday, March 22nd (9:00am - 12:00pm)
This class will help you understand cash flow management by teaching the importance of anticipating events so that you can manage your business and the essentials of how to interpret and understand your financials.
Week 5 – Marketing Essentials & Branding - Register Here
Saturday, March 29th (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Knowing what products and services your customers are looking for is a key component in any business. This class will help you understand the importance of knowing your competition as well as knowing and reaching your consumer base. Some of the questions you will be exploring in this class include: who is your target market, what is your message, and how often do you deliver the message?
Week 6 – Pricing Your Product or Service - Register Here
Saturday, April 5th (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Pricing your product or service requires you to take many things into consideration. This class is designed to help you understand and determine the best price for your product or service by considering your product base, your competition and what the market will bear.
Week 7 – Using Social Media as a Market Place - Register Here
Saturday, April 12th (9:00am - 12:00pm)
You have seen it, you are probably doing it, but are you doing it right? Are you measuring your returns from social media? Are you sure your customers are finding you at the right place and time? This class will help you optimize your online marketing strategy.
Week 8 – Accounting II: Application - Register Here
Saturday, April 26th (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Learn the basic accounting principles to manage your business. This class will provide you with tools to manage your accounting and the know-how to use these tools effectively, as well as instruction on creating a three year financial projection. The last hour of class will focus on how to pitch your business to investors.
Week 9 – Financing your Dream - Register Here
Saturday, May 3rd (9:00am - 12:00pm)
Defining your dream and understanding credit are important elements to obtaining your goal of entrepreneurship. This class is designed to help you identify your gifts, talents and interests, while learning to communicate your business idea to people in the interest of building financial and consumer support. Meet a panel of financing experts as they explain financing options that may fit your business.