The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (Classroom and Online)

The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (Classroom and Online) onsite

The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (Classroom and Online)

Michael Hackmer - Catoctin College
Michael Hackmer

February 15, 2019

Seats Available 125

About The Program

Class Starts: February 15, 2019

Class Time: 8:00 AM Eastern (Unless otherwise noted)

Every entrepreneur or member of a startup business has questions, and is desperate to learn everything they need to do to be successful.

Starting a business is a huge risk. You are foregoing the security that often comes with working for a company.

Each day you need to make transactions to ensure you have an income (either through selling products or services, or fundraising).

And you need to manage all the aspects of a business or organization. You are not just working on a project, but keeping track of bills, invoices, taxes, employee relations (if you have employees), healthcare, and much more.

In this course, "The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion," Catoctin College and Ecofy / VOC CoWorking have partnered together to provide a forum for entrepreneurs, members of startups, and small business owners, to come together to gain insights that will lead to better productivity and business success.

Marketing expert Michael Hackmer leads a weekly discussion on a wide variety of topics, and organizes speakers with expertise in different phases of business operations. These can exclude experts on topics in the areas of accounting, legal, staffing, fundraising, business development, marketing and more. In addition to an opening lesson and guest expert speakers, there will be a group discussion, as well as group Q&A session that is designed to help everyone learn. These discussions and group questions also can help direct programming for the next event.

Learning Objectives

  • Improve your base of knowledge in business operations
  • Deal with the stresses of business ownership or being in a startup
  • Crowd-source solutions from other professionals
  • Get answers to important business questions

Class Lessons

  • Entrepreneur of the Week
  • Fundraising, Finance, and Accounting
  • Marketing and Business Development (Sales)
  • Business Operations (General)
  • Roundtable Discussion

Each class is about 1 hour (60 minutes) in length per week. All classes are recorded and available as lessons as part of this course.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

Schedule For First 12 Classes

Week 1 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (2/15/2019)

Week 2 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (2/22/2019)

Week 3 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (3/1/2019)

Week 4 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (3/8/2019)

Week 5 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (3/15/2019)

Week 6 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (3/22/2019)

Week 7 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (3/29/2019)

Week 8 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (4/5/2019)

Week 9 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (4/12/2019)

Week 10 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (4/19/2019)

Week 11 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (4/26/2019)

Week 12 - The Entrepreneur and Startup Discussion (5/3/2019)

What You Need For This Class

  • : Yes
  • : Helpful but not mandatory



Ecofy, 1899 L Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20036


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