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NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs – Reno

 

Event: NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs - Reno

Presenter: Cheri Hill

Description:

NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs (also known as the “Existing Business Course”) is a 13-week, 40-hour course that gives entrepreneurs the professional knowledge and management skills they need to grow an existing business. Participants will learn to identify feasible opportunities for profitable and sustainable growth, and bring them to fruition by preparing a comprehensive business plan based on proven market research, financial management and project management.

Topics taught include:

  • Introduction, Overview and Entrepreneurship
  • Planning and Research: Entrepreneurial Essentials
  • Planning and Research: Entrepreneurial Essentials: Business Research
  • Organizational Matters: Management and Legal Structure
  • Marketing: Analysis and Understanding
  • Marketing: Strategies, Tactics and Implementation
  • Financial Overview: Books, Records & Controls
  • Managing Your Money: Financial Planning and Budgets
  • Managing Your Money: Developing and Using Cash Flow Projections
  • Managing Your Money: Understanding and Using Your Financial Statements
  • Financing Your Business: Sources of Money
  • Green Business Opportunities: Environmental Solutions
  • Your Business Future: Negotiating, Managing Growth and Plan Completion

Learning Objectives include:

  • Profitable growth and the entrepreneurial mindset; The NxLeveL Business Plan: your roadmap for growth; Setting goals and objectives for sustainable growth
  • Business planning and feasibility studies; The internal and external uses of a business plan; Market research for growth opportunities; The importance of networking
  • How your business structure affects your growth options; Legal issues that affect growing businesses; Managing the risks of growth; Building, motivating and managing teams; Outsourcing and growth
  • The impact of marketing on profitability; The need for market analysis; Identifying new markets and competitors; Using customer and competition profiles to analyze new market potential; Balancing the Four Ps
  • Building a global brand; Setting the right price in new markets; Maintaining excellent customer service during business growth; Choosing the right promotional tools for your growing business; Online marketing, sales and relationship management
  • Financial statements and their uses; How accounting systems guide growth; Preparing a Personal Financial Statement and current Business Balance Sheet; Using ratios to analyze Balance Sheet information; Examining bookkeeping and recordkeeping activities and controls
  • Budgeting for growth; How budgets provide performance feedback; Reviewing and adjusting budgets
  • Calculating the break-even point for your growth opportunity; Managing your cash flow cycle; Internal controls for cash management; Monthly and annual cash flow projections
  • Preparing the Monthly Projected Income Statement and understanding how it differs from the Cash Flow Projection; Developing a Projected Balance Sheet and comparing it with the Beginning Balance Sheet; Understanding the Statement of Owner’s Equity and Annual Statement of Cash Flows; Managerial uses of financial statements
  • Debt and equity financing for growth opportunities; Alternative financing sources; Preparing a financing proposal; Communicating your financial needs to lenders and investors
  • Green growth opportunities; Feasibility and benefits of greening your business; Energy efficiency and pollution prevention strategies; Green branding and marketing techniques; Assessing the competitive landscape for green business
  • Negotiating and managing deals and contracts; Avoiding the pitfalls of unmanaged growth; Project management, financial management and other tools for managed growth; Growing your supply chain; Completing your NxLeveL Business Plan

About the Presenter:

Cheri Hill, “Wealth Protection Diva” has been a successful entrepreneur/business owner/premier business strategist for the past 20 years as President & CEO of Sage International, Inc. She is a national speaker, best-selling author, host of the “Cheri Hill Show” on 99.1FM Talk Radio and motivational teacher of financial education, business development and wealth protection strategies.

Her passion centers on eliminating the statistic that 96% of small businesses (1–99 employees) that enter the marketplace only survive for one full year. You’ll find her insights enlightening and her frankness inspiring. In fact, it’s often said that she helps people believe enough in themselves to spark and fuel their entrepreneurial dream while at the same time kicking them in the butt when necessary, so they develop the mental clarity to move forward, without excuses and without a fear of failure.


Currently:
♦ Vice-Chairman of Entrepreneurship Nevada
♦ Serves on the Executive Board of The Chamber: Reno ▪ Sparks ▪ Northern Nevada
♦ Founding member of the Reno/Tahoe Chapter of eWomenNetwork
♦ Certified NxLeveL Program Instructor for the Nevada Small Business Development Center

Please note that classes will be held at the Redfield Campus, for 13 consecutive Thursday evenings, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, starting February 13 and ending on May 8, 2014.

Date: February 13, 2014 - May 8, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway - Nell J Redfield Bldg A, Room 215

City: Reno

Fee: 395.00

Registration: Online or (775) 784-6879 or (775) 784-1717