NAWBO Iowa Business Institute

NAWBO Iowa Business Institute

Click to ApplyCreated and Facilitated by Women —
for Women Business Owners!

The only program in Iowa focused solely on women
who own established businesses.

NAWBO IOWA LAUNCHES NEW BUSINESS INSTITUTE

The NAWBO Iowa Business Institute is a 7-month program for women business owners (WBOs), focused on the ultimate goal of business growth by enhancing business skills, building like-minded connections, and receiving education through engagement. The program will create a safe and confidential environment for open discussion and relationship building, and provide the opportunity to incorporate business planning and goal-setting.

THE "MISSING MIDDLE"

The Business Institute is for WBOs who own an established business that has not yet reached $1 million in revenue, and meet the program criteria. Existing programs tend to focus on start-ups or businesses over $1 million in revenue, but there is limited support specifically for businesses that are ready for the next level of growth — the "missing middle."

With the challenging business environment we
are currently in, it is now even more important
for women business owners to have a support
base for connecting and learning.

THE BUSINESS INSTITUTE PROGRAM

TIME fRAME & LOCATION

July 2020 – January 2021
Meetings second Tuesday of the month
1:00 – 5:00 pm

All classes will meet in-person in the metro Des Moines area, with accessible parking. However, due to COVID-19, we may need to stay flexible with the exact start date and holding a meeting or two virtually.

SESSION STRUCTURE

12:00 – 1:00
Optional on-site lunch

1:00 – 2:00
Introduction to the Topic (facilitator and/or guest expert)

2:00 – 5:00
BusinessMinds discussion with class, led by facilitator

Optional:
Last hour may also include work on "Action for Change"

TOPICS BY SESSION 

(Preliminary Program Design)

  1. Overview & Vision for Changing Times: Developing Business Plan, Setting Goals, and the Triage of Business Resources
  2. Financials & Growth: Financial Statements, Priorities, Budget, and Metrics/Measures
  3. Marketing & Sales: Branding, Market Research, Marketing and Digital Communications, Sales Cycle
  4. Human Resources & Contract Vendors: Staffing, Employee Engagement and Management, Independent Contractors
  5. Technology: Assessment, Resources, Innovation, Crisis Management
  6. Operations: Legal, Insurance, Resources for Efficiency/Processes
  7. Holistic Wrap-Up and Presentation of Business Plans

WBO APPLICANT CRITERIA

APPLY TODAY! CLICK HERE >

Application deadline: June 30, 2020


 

 

BIZSTARTS LLC

 

 

3CONSULTING

FACILITATORS

The Business Institute will be facilitated by Monica Dolezal and Roxanne Pals.

Monica Dolezal is the owner of BIZSTARTS, LLC, and member of NAWBO Iowa. Monica is a highly-respected trainer and facilitator with expertise in leading this style of programming, including for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

Roxanne Pals, R.N., MA is the owner of 3Consulting, Inc., and member of NAWBO Iowa. Roxanne is a seasoned trainer and facilitator helping leaders across a range of industries design and develop human-centered change strategies for organizations and communities.


 

PROGRAM DETAILS

We know these are challenging times as we navigate COVID-19 — especially for solopreneurs and small businesses. NAWBO Iowa is committed to subsidizing the first year of tuition costs. The value of this program is $1,500+. However, since this is our inaugural year and due to the virus, we have greatly reduced the cost per person for this first year.

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Program Value: $1,500+

Tuition cost:

Covers all programming, materials, afternoon snacks/drinks

NAWBO Iowa members:
$700 / person

Non-members:
$950 / person

If a non-member joins NAWBO Iowa by the class completion date, her first year-dues will be discounted $100.

 

We will strive to have a variety of business and industry types in each class, and no direct competitors, so WBOs can talk openly and honestly.

QUESTIONS?

Have additional questions? Or want to know how you can support the effort? Contact the Business Institute co-directors.

Class Questions: Tamara Kenworthy, [email protected]
Sponsorship Opportunities: Donna Miller, [email protected]


 

IN THE NEWS

Download Press Relase 5-29-2020

 


This program is created and presented by NAWBO Iowa.

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Branding and design for the Business Institute by 1809 Design.

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