CLASSES:

 

Classes will take place at the Entrepreneur Center from 1:30-4:30p.m. and will include small group discussion. We are working on a virtual plan as well. In addition to the classes taught by Michael Burcham and Matt Charette, we will offer a goal setting & accountability session with Andy Bailey of Petra, as well as forum training and placement and invitations to many EO Nashville events.

The classes take place on Wednesday afternoons. Specific dates and class topics for 2021/2022 are listed below, so please check your calendar to make sure that you are available during these dates/times. 
 

August 18th, 2021 – Session 1: A New Attitude.  The Problem: The overall challenges of 2020 and 2021 and the uncertainty in my industry has disrupted my business. The Solution: In Session 1, you will develop a clear starting point to launch your journey to success. 

 

September 1st, 2021 – Session 2: Framing the Future. The Problem: I need an orderly way to look at my business. The Solution: In Session 2, you will learn tools to frame your business, so your team fully understands it - and to frame your own future. 

 

September 15th, 2021 – Session 3: Smart Design. The Problem: We need to make more money: The Solution: In Session 3, you will learn the essentials of a profitable business model and smart process design. 

 

September 29th, 2021 – Session 4: Who’s on the Bus. The Problem: I’m not so sure I can grow my business with my current team. The Solution: In Session 4, you will learn how to hire and develop the right team, design effective roles, and create accountability. 

 

October 6th, 2021 – Session 5: Advisors, Boards & Stakeholder Analysis. Problem: I have a very small team; how can I leverage relationships to help me grow. Solution: In Session 5, you will learn stakeholder analysis and how to secure advisors. 

 

October 20th, 2021 – Session 6: Working ON the Business. Problem: I get so deep in the weeds I struggle to think about growth. Solution: In Session 6, you will discover tools to help you work “on” the business, not just “in” the business. 

 

November 10th, 2021 – Session 7: Your Vital Signs. Problem: I’m not sure what measures really help me manage my business effectively. Solution: In Session 7, you will learn about KPI’s and the measures essential to lead a growing business. 

 

December 8th, 2021 – Session 8: Creating Scale. Problem:  I struggle to really understand how I scale my business successfully. Solution: In Session 8, you will learn where to focus to build success and what meaningful growth looks like. 

 

December 15th, 2021 – Session 9: The Funnel of Fortune. Problem: I really want to better understand how I lead marketing and sales when I’m not the only person trying to engage customers. Solution: In Session 9, you will learn how to link marketing plans and sales strategies. 

 

January 5th, 2022 – Session 10: Thinking Like a CEO. Problem: I really want to be a better leader. I had a great idea - but I’m not sure I have the skills to lead. Solution: In Session 10, you will learn about best-practices in what it means to be a high performing CEO - how to focus your time and your energy to achieve meaningful success. 

 

January 19th, 2022 – Session 11: Money Matters. Problem: My business is growing but each month it takes every penny to pay the bills - I’m worried that it’s just not worth it. Solution: In Session 11, you will learn how cash fuels growth and the tools to effectively manage your cash flow so you can grow. 

 

February 2nd, 2022 – Session 12: What’s Next? Problem: We have built a great company, but our valuation is low. What are we doing wrong? Solution: In Session 12, you will learn how to evaluate the strategies of successful exits and apply those insights to your business to make it valuable - even if you don’t ever plan to sell. 

 

February 9th, 2022 – (Alternate date in case needed) 

 

February 16th, 2022 – Final Goal Setting Session with Andy Bailey. Problem: I’m too busy working
to have a life. Is all this hard work worth it? The Solution: In this final session, Andy Bailey will teach you how to achieve your life’s most important goals despite being incredibly busy. 

 

March 2nd, 2022 – Mandatory Forum Training (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) from Ellie Byrd of Forum Sherpa