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LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series

Starting a business is not for the faint-hearted

Most of us were never taught to be business owners: we were taught to be employees. This 10 week course is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a business model and business plan through a discovery process that starts with a business concept, moves to designing and testing a viable (profitable) business model that results in an executable plan of action (business plan). The class is taught using a blended learning format that combines an online learning platform with classroom time. The online learning platform will be filled not only with the information needed to write a business plan, but to actually start and run a business. Class time will be dedicated to interactive learning exercises and guest experts to act as guides for your business success. You will complete a formal written business plan and internal working business model that will build the foundation of your business.

For multiple registration or more information, please call 303-460-1032 after your initial registration. Unregistered guests will not be admitted to the course. Seating is limited. 

Fall 2017 Leading Edge Graduates


  • Peer learning with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Minimum of five hours of one-on-one consulting assistance
  • Access to an online resource library with videos, white papers, financial spreadsheets and templates to help you build your plan of action
  • Ten three-hour weekly classroom sessions including interactive group work and guest speakers; plus reading assignments, online presentations, group discussion forums, and homework assignments
  • Introduction to potential lenders at a funding options panel
  • Feedback on your business plan or strategy three times during the course
  • Entry into a business plan competition for a chance to win prizes 
  • Option to participate in an annual statewide graduation event held at the governor’s mansion 


Free Info Session | September 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
Free Info Session | September 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Registration Deadline | September 22, 2018
Weekly Course Sessions | September 27, 2018 - December 4, 2018 (*will not meet on 11/22/2018)
Tuesday evenings | 6:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.

10-week course
$295 Regular Course Fee
Additional Guest - Please call 303-460-1032

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Thank you to our Leading Edge Sponsor