Business Training



Goal of Training:

  • To develop a strong understanding of small business management

  • To complete a solid business and financial plan

Type of Training:

  • Classes, workshops and one-on-one sessions taught by experienced small business instructors

  • Class size of 8-12 students ensures all participants receive personal attention

  • Topics covered include operations management, marketing, financial management and more

  • Course content and pace are customized to entrepreneurs' needs

  • Culturally sensitive entrepreneur training

Course Outline:

  1. Attributes of Success

  2. Planning for Business

  3. The Market- Customers and Competition

  4. Marketing and Branding

  5. Web-Based Marketing

  6. Credit and Financing

  7. Management and Operations

  8. Alumni Speaker/Competition Reporting

  9. Financial Planning: Part 1

  10. Financial Planning: Part 2

  11. Are You Ready?

  12. Graduation!

Training Schedule:

  • Classes are held one evening per week

  • Choice of  Wilmington and Claymont location

  • Training consists of eleven classroom sessions and ten hours of individual consultation

Program Cost:

  • Tuition for the LAUNCHER program is valued at $2,500.  Thanks to the generous support of Barclays, we are able to waive tuition cost for students accepted into the LAUNCHER program. The only cost to you will be a materials fee of $100 dollars. Extra manuals for partnerships is $40 

  • Fees must be paid before first class session

Launcher partners with community based organizations to provide foundational business training and on-going support to aspiring entrepreneurs. The Launcher program is currently serving Delaware's communities in Wilmington's West Side, Dover, Claymont, Bellefonte and Edgemoor.

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