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Power Forward! (13 Week Strategic Growth Planning Course for Food/Beverage or Product Businesses) - CWE VT - Apr 2-June 25


If your business is in early-stage growth, we know things feel overwhelming.  You are not alone!  Join Center for Women & Enterprise for the 4th cohort of women-owned businesses preparing for the next stage of development.  In this intensive 13-week strategic growth planning course, participants gain knowledge, skills, resources, and networks to explore new markets and overcome barriers to growth, followed by ongoing support.  Women-owned food and product businesses with revenue of at least $50,000-$400,000 and are in pursuit of expanding, such as creating jobs, generating increased revenue, or taking on more contracts, are invited to apply for Power Forward!

What will be covered in class?

Facilitated by Annette Rexroad and Carolyn Cooke, and featuring many experts from across the business development sphere, the 13-week course will cover topics including:

·      Developing a brand for growth

·      Product development and pricing strategies

·      Supply chain and distribution channel management 

·      Digital marketing strategies

·      Examining leadership roles & legal responsibilities

·      Financial assessment & projections

·      And more!

When & Where?

Tuesday evenings, April 2 through June 25 from 4:30-7:30 PM

Held at:

Center for Women & Enterprise VT

431 Pine Street, Suite 101

Burlington, VT 05401

How much does it cost?

This program is provided at no-cost to accepted participants through a generous grant from the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the City of Burlington and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


Application: Please click here to fill out the application form.