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Step Ahead Power Point Presentation 2009 2010 Program

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Are you ready to take the next step?
  • 3.
    • Uniquely focused on business coaching and development for women by women
    • Y ear - long structured mentoring program for p rotégées who want to grow their businesses
  • 4. The History
    • Launched in 1992 by successful women to address business growth challenges unique to women entrepreneurs
    • Not-for-profit volunteer organization with blue chip sponsors  
    • Over 500 participants since inception
    • Impressive roster of guest speakers
  • 5. What You Get
    • A year-long one-on-one mentoring relationship (minimum 3 hours per month)
    • Access to larger group of mentors
    • 10 monthly educational workshops
    • Real-world advice from dynamic guest speakers
    • Lively roundtable discussions & mentor panels
  • 6. Protégées and Mentors
  • 7. Program Criteria - Protégées
    • Growth oriented W oman Business Owner
    • Minimum 2 years in business
    • Minimum $250,000 annual revenue
  • 8.
    • Commitment
    • Commit to three hours mentoring/month
    • Attend 10 evening workshop sessions/year
    • Prepared to meet and work with a group of
    • outstanding women entrepreneurs
  • 9. Who Are Our Mentors?
    • F ounders and/or CEOs of thriving businesses
    • Record of successful expansion
    • Award winners/ Canada’s Top 100 Women
    • Business Owners
    • V olunteers -giving their time to mentoring
    • Draw on their own experience to help protégées
  • 10. The Workshops
  • 11. Step Ahead Graduation
  • 12. Honouring a Special Mentor
  • 13. 2009 – 2010 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
  • 14.  
  • 15. Workshop #1 Laying the Foundation
    • Why expansion planning?
    • Vision, mission & core values
    • Your business plan
  • 16. Workshop #2 Defining Your Competitive Edge
    • Market Research
    • How to define your target market
    • Product and service pricing
  • 17. Workshop #3 Fundamentals of Finance
    • Accounting principles
    • Forecasting costs and revenues
    • Banking relationships
    • Creative financial management
  • 18. Workshop #4 Marketing
    • How to market your product/service
    • Use an agency or do-it-yourself?
    • Unique selling proposition
    • Promotional strategies
  • 19. Workshop #5 Sales
    • Sales planning and process
    • Managing a sales team
    • Your web site as sales tool
  • 20. Workshop #6 Managing People
    • Leadership
    • Attracting and retaining talented people
    • Compensation
    • Firing
  • 21. Workshop #7 Technology
    • E-Business, e-commerce
    • Building an effective website
    • Leveraging mobile technology
    • Back-up systems
  • 22. Workshop #8 Managing Business
    • Filing government payments
    • Managing Accounts Receivable
    • Developing supplier relationships
    • Legal issues
    • Ethics
  • 23. Workshop #9 Growth Strategies
    • Accessing capital for expansion
    • Establishing advisory boards
    • Going global
    • Establishing partnerships & alliances
  • 24. Workshop #10 Work-Life Balance
    • Work and family
    • Action plan
    • Your implementation schedule for expansion
  • 25. Program Includes:
    • Minimum 3 hours per month of one-on-one mentoring with your own mentor
    • 10 evening group workshops with lectures, panel s, guest speakers and participatory roundtables
    • All course materials and hand-outs
    • Networking with like-minded women entrepreneurs
    • A ccess to other mentors during workshops
    • 10 light dinners
  • 26. Program Cost
    • $ 1,495 for one-year program
      • Sign up today save $100
      • Program cost reduced to $1,395
      • Less than $27 a week
  • 27. Bus: 416-410-5802 Fax: 905-763-7429 E-mail: info@ stepaheadonline .com Web: www. StepAheadOnline .com

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