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BOC Entrepreneur Roadmap Program

In an effort to provide comprehensive business assistance, the BOC developed a training program for entrepreneurs called "Entrepreneur Roadmap". This program is an intense 2-day, boot-camp style training and is open to anyone interested in learning the steps to open a business. Upon completion, the entrepreneur will have a roadmap with all the tools, skills and information necessary to successfully start a business. This program will be offered on a quarterly basis and the cost is $195.

The BOC Entrepreneur Roadmap Program consists of six 2-hour training sessions designed specifically for the new entrepreneur. Each professionally taught session presents the entrepreneur with a series of must-do steps to take the new entrepreneur from being overwhelmed to a position of confidence in their own ability to successfully start a first business. 

Next BOC Entrepreneur Roadmap Program is November 15 - 16, 2011. Click here for more information.

To download the application, please click here.

BOC Entrepreneur Roadmap Program Overview

I. Program Summary

  • Open to anyone interested in starting a business
  • 2-day boot camp style training
  • Program is offered quarterly: May, August, November, February
  • Non-refundable Program Fee: $195.

II. Program Goal: To give the entrepreneur a roadmap with all the tools, skills and information on how to successfully start a business.

III. Program Benefits:

  1. Receive business training.
  2. Obtain technical assistance, business tools and knowledge for starting a business.
  3. Widen business networking opportunities.
  4. Connect businesses with NOVA workforce development programs for employee recruitment and training.

Training Topics

  1. Market Research – This is the most crucial step in starting a business. This session helps entrepreneurs answer questions such as: Is there a market for your goods or services? Who else is doing what you want to do? Where should your business be located? Who is your target market?
  2. Legal – This session will cover the legality of starting a business: legal structure, permits, licensing requirements, etc.
  3. Finance – How to finance your business. This session covers the various financing options available to entrepreneurs.
  4. Accounting – How to manage your money.  This session covers the responsibilities of managing your money: financial management, record keeping, tax implications, etc.
  5. Sales – This session teaches entrepreneurs sales techniques to effectively sell their goods or services.
  6. Marketing – This session teaches entrepreneurs how to market a business, the importance of a marketing plan, and the different methods for effectively marketing their businesses.

Planned Program Agenda

Day 1

9:00 – 11:00 am Sales
11:00 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 1:15 pm Market Research
1:15 – 1:30 pm Break
1:30 – 3:30 pm Legal Structure

Day 2

9:00 – 11:00 am Record Keeping & Financial Management
11:00 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 1:15 pm Financing Your Business
1:15 – 1:30 pm Break
1:30 – 3:30 pm Marketing

For additional information on the BOC Entrepreneur Roadmap Program, please contact Cinthia Molinari at 703.323.3281,