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Business Road Map SeriesBusiness Road Map Series<div class="ExternalClassD2C9EB177CEE4DC1A8CDF802A58F5FF2"><h4><span style="color:#444444;">​Register now for the Business Road Map Series. This 8-session program helps entrepreneurs interested in starting a business in Arizona. Topics include legal issues, target markets, budgeting, and pricing, setting milestones, and accessing capital. Sessions are being offered in person and online in both</span> <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/calendar/acacia?cid=-1&t=g&d=0000-00-00&cal=-1&ct=55221&inc=0" target="_blank">English</a> <span style="color:#444444;">and </span><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/calendar/burtonbarr?cid=-1&t=g&d=0000-00-00&cal=-1&audience=4435&ct=55221&inc=0" target="_blank">Spanish​</a>. ​<br></h4><p>​<br></p><p><em>All classes provided by Compass CBS Foundation.</em></p></div>

 

 

 

 

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1. How to Start a Business in Arizona1. How to Start a Business in Arizona3<div class="ExternalClass0ABF37C68E0D431EB8EFB5FDC222C6A9"><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">What do entrepreneurs need to do when launching a business? This session will focus on creating the business plan needed to start a new business venture and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​​​​​</span>​<br></p></div></div>
2. Legal and Business Structure of Startups2. Legal and Business Structure of Startups4<div class="ExternalClassA800B7093F9A4BFF927EAF2395A55320"><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">This session will explain the various legal entities (e.g., proprietorship, partnership, LLC, etc.) under which businesses can be organized, as well as essential business considerations such as federal employer identification number (FEIN), permitting, licensing and insurance.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span>​<br></p></div>
3. Understanding Your Target Market and Value Proposition3. Understanding Your Target Market and Value Proposition5<div class="ExternalClass69E4636D39CE41BC810BE9A7C768CC79"><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Data Axle is one of the most valuable tools offered by Phoenix Public Library and is accessible at no cost to cardholders. This session will show how to use this database and other resources that can be utilized to broaden the awareness of a business’s customer base by creating strategic marketing plans and understanding/defining the competition. Content will be provided on branding and how to use a company’s brand to grow the value of your business. Special attention is to be paid to marketing through social media platforms.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span>​<br></p></div></div>
4. and 5. – Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing4. and 5. – Evaluating and Estimating Your Costs and Pricing7<div class="ExternalClass08B2EC2BCA374D2FA97E4B2C0F47B1BF"><div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW255065509 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Part 1: An introduction to examining how and why financial literacy is so important to starting and maintaining a successful business. The session will review basic accounting methods, examine financial statements, and illustrate the value of understanding the business’ bottom line.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Part 2: A continuation of the previous session, this session will teach the skills needed to create a 12-month cash flow, how to avoid financial mistakes, and identify methods to grow a business.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> ​​</span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}">​​<br></span></p></div></div></div>
6. Building Your Sales Projections and Setting Milestones6. Building Your Sales Projections and Setting Milestones8<div class="ExternalClass4E21704A798641119F37BFA64B4706F7"><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​The skills taught in all previous sessions will be utilized in this session to cover achievement of the entrepreneur’s “vision” and cultivating the growth of the business.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span>​<br></p></div></div>
7. Access to Capital7. Access to Capital9<div class="ExternalClass2C75533A80BB4FE1A566E775E318B0BE"><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">This session will define the various methods of raising the initial investment for a new business. Various options will be reviewed, including bank loans, venture capital, angel investing and crowdfunding.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span>​<br></p></div>
8. Business Models8. Business Models10<div class="ExternalClass010C3F9865874F38849DF91F757C5412"><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">This last session will be a general session on various types of business plans and the steps involved in creating them. This workshop will also provide the means to apply an individual growth strategy that works for a venture’s business model.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span>​<br></p></div></div>