The Opening Soon Inc. Entrepreneurial program (OSI) is a business and product development program for entrepreneurs, start-ups and micro-enterprises in Kanawha County,surrounding areas, and now with Zoom has become world-wide. The program provides education and guidance in launching participants’ business ideas into a viable product or service through a series of workshops, peer meetings and technical assistance.
The WVSU EDC is offering this free business development program geared towards entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses.
This 10-week program will provide education and guidance in launching participants business idea into a viable product or service. These webinars will be held each Saturday from 11am-1pm.
We will cover various topics in product development; business plans; credit and financing; social media and marketing. Technical assistance such as one-on-one business coaching and mentoring will be provided to participants.
Professor Clinton Arnold, WVSU College of Business
Roxy Turner, Marz Strategies: Online & Social Media Marketing
Marlene Hackett, Hackett Praxis: Project Management
Professor Susan Graves, Accounting: WVSU College of Business
Schedule of Courses
Week 1- Entrepreneurship and Ideation
Week 2- Problem Definition, Feasibility and Elevator Pitch
Week 3- Recognizing Opportunities, Generating Ideas, and Leadership
Week 4- Prototype and Financial Statements, Taking Chances
Week 5- Testing, the Business Plan, and Leadership Primer
Week 6- Online Marketing, Social Media, and Websites
Week 7- The Business Plan, Legal and Ethical Foundation
Week 8- Business Marketing and Business Sales
Week 9- Financial Institution Overviews, Banks, and SBA-Tax Implications
Week 10- Project Management Workshop and E-Book
Those who complete the course will receive a certificate at the end.
Completion requirements will be announced during the course.
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