Sunday, January 22, 2012

“From Business Dream to Business Plan”

It's great to 'dream' of having a successful business, but where does the path to business success begin?  Where do those who want to start a business of their own begin?   (Let me come back to that in just a moment ...)

There are in fact many places that people can go to get additional information and training.  One group that I've had the privilege of helping over the years is Edmonton Public Schools Metro Continuing Education

Jim Ewing with Kevin Stevenson
In fact, I recently shared a wonderful evening together with many of their staff and instructors.  It was great to get to know them a little better and build relationships that I believe will be mutually beneficial in the future.  I was fortunate to be able to speak with Kevin Stevenson - Director, Metro Continuing Education.  Kevin and other presenters addressed the outstanding history of the organization and tribute was paid to those who greatly contributed to that history. 

One thing that I learned that evening - I did not know that Edmonton Public Schools Metro Continuing Education was able to trace their beginnings to having provided night school programs for adults in 1891.  Since then, courses have significantly expanded to meet the diverse needs of Edmonton's growing population - something that remains as driving force.

One of the programs that I am pleased to instruct: “From Business Dream to Business Plan” provides attendees with an opportunity to take their
business idea through a process of evaluation in order to help them better determine what they need to do prior to starting a new business.  Participants are introduced to exploring business ideas, start-up considerations, marketing, planning, financing, operation and managing a business. Experienced guest speakers address some of the challenges that can be expected along the way.

 * If you are in the greater Edmonton area and would be interested in participating in the 4 session series, they are being held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

Start date is February 8, 2012, and the last class is on February 29, 2012.

More information about this program is listed on the Metro Continuing Education website (course number: 43000033  -01 in the Adult Continuing Education: Business & Management section.)

Click here to open the website where programs are listed in alphabetic order.

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