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JumpStart - Workshop 1: Before You Start

Thu, Aug 22 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

Before You Start is designed to help you become thoroughly familiar with the fundamentals of self-employment/business ownership and begin work on the transition from employee to business owner.

In this workshop you will:

  • Assess yourself personally, financially, and in relation to starting your own business.
  • Evaluate your business idea.
  • Learn the pros and cons of self-employment. *Learn how to identify business opportunities.
  • Learn how to make the transition from job holder to business owner.
  • Identify steps and resources to make your dream a reality.

This workshop is part of our JumpStart series: a low cost, five-week webinar series that helps prospective business owners increase their chances for success and reduce the risks associated with starting a business. Register here and on the other individual workshop pages to pick and choose the webinars that most interest you, -OR- register for the entire series for a discounted registration fee at the JumpStart Full Series page.

The JumpStart Series workshops:

  • Thursday, August 22, 2024 - Before You Start: Learn how to move from employee to business owner
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024 - Market Research: Teaches how to assess the feasibility of your business ideas
  • Thursday, September 5, 2024 - Financial Analysis: Provides financial basics critical to business success
  • Thursday, September 12, 2024 - Business Plan: Helps business owners plan for growth and profitability
  • Thursday, September 19, 2024 - Business Launch Panel: Understand the legal, financial, insurance, employment and tax requirements

Each class is held 6:00 - 8:00PM. Registration for individual classes will close day-of at 5:00PM.

Limited financial aid is available to those who qualify. To apply, complete the business training scholarship application below before registering. Course fees are non-refundable.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us at (215) 790-9232 to arrange.

Fee: $ 35.00

This required fee holds your place in the class and is non-refundable. Limited financial assistance is available to those who qualify; complete the linked application before registering.

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Phone: 215-790-9232


Women's Business Enterprise Center--East (WBEC-East)
Suite 500
123 S Broad St, Suite 500 Philadelphia, PA 19109