Find Your Path
Congratulations! You are in the GROWTH PHASE of your business! We think of growth in a holistic sense. You may very well be looking to grow your business, but you may also want to keep your business size while growing as a business owner. What matters is that you are looking to grow in the way that works best for you. That might mean adding staff, strengthening your understanding of your business, automating annoying tasks, changing a location, adding a location, increasing sales, mechanizing your production, taking on a national distributor or digging deeper into your business.
Depending on your exact scenario, there are a couple of options to make the most of CWE’s offerings at this phase...
- If you are facing imminent growth (or would like to be!) You may want to enroll in our 13-session strategic planning course: Power Forward.
- If you are looking to grow your business through federal or corporate contracting, you may want to consider WBENC certification. We host “Why & How to Certify Your Business as "Women-Owned" webinars monthly. See the link below to sign up for one! Check out more about our certification program here.
- If you are looking to take your business in a whole new direction, you may want to enroll in our Business Planning Course. This course will take you through all the components of your business plan and help you build your plan over 10 sessions. *
- If you want to gain some specific skills in marketing, accounting, financials, social media or more, look at our class catalogue for our current offerings in skill specific classes.
- If you have some specific questions about your business, reach out to your home office for 1:1 consultations. Our 1:1 consultations are arranged by your home center and are intended to help you dig into specific questions in your business. You can find the contact information for your office here.
- Join our online CWE Community Hub. We know that being a business owner can be a lonely journey, so we are here to support you with community as you go. In this community you will find CWE clients who are going through the same joys & challenges as you are! Let no question go unanswered, by joining our online community. To join our hub, please sign up as a client below!
Your next steps will likely look like....
- Write your strategic plan
- Formalize your business operations to prepare for growth
- Determine if certification is right for your business right now
- Hire additional staff to take on the growth
Take in a capital infusion (loan, investment etc) to allow growth
* Please note that most people who take this class are brand new business owners. As an existing business owner, you may find the information too basic for you but we have had many existing business owners who really want to fully redevelop their business have great success taking this class!