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CWE Eastern MA: 6-Week Power Forward Program: Small Business Strategic Growth - Spring 2021

Course Overview

It is the goal of this class to provide both the opportunity and information necessary to take a business beyond the initial steps like a business plan and into strategy and success. This journey allows the student to move beyond the road map and into the next stages of planning that a business person must have to move forward. A plan is only as good as the amount of time it is used in the development and progression of a business owner’s experience. Since the prospect of writing plans and goals can be daunting some people might come to the class without a truly formal plan. This class also provides the resources and opportunities to review, revise and revisit a powerful plan: the one that shows the journey to your success. From financing to employees this class will examine how to strategically maneuver the plan and the possibilities.

The online class meetings will involve both lecture/workshop, with access to other business owners who will come prepared to share their journey and learn in the process as well as one-on-one consulting opportunities. In addition, CWE offers additional resources that will enable participants to complete their strategic growth and business plans in entirety.


Required Course Materials

This course will use a variety of written materials including but not limited to articles, websites, and templates for use in preparing the final strategic plan and updated business plan.


Final Project: This course culminates in the presentation of a strategic plan. The completion of this document will be presented at the final class to be shared as part of the graduation celebration.


When: Wednesdays from February 3rd to March 10th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Where: Online

Fee: $180 or FREE for residents of Lawrence, North Andover and Andover.

Join the Waiting List here

Enrollment starts in January. Those in the waiting list, will be considered first.