Business Plan and Pitch

Small Business Launchpad

This program is designed to help you understand what being an entrepreneur is all about, and to help you prepare to launch new ideas, or re-launch your current one.

This course is broken into three segments—Idea Evaluation and Entrepreneurship; Money and Marketing; and The Pitch and Sale—for a total of 12 hours of learning for each course.

You'll learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and what your business idea can look like. You'll develop business and marketing plans that you can take from this course and directly apply. You'll learn to use and talk about financial reporting and your finances. And you'll learn practical ways to research and study the market place, develop your business and marketing plan, and then roll it all into a useful business pitch that you can deliver.

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Business Plan and Pitch

Learn how to write a business plan and communicate your concept to investors

NorQuest College's Small Business Launchpad is perfect for teaching entrepreneurs how to write the business plan, marketing plan, and how to pitch their ideas to investors.

The Idea Evaluation and Entrepreneurship course is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of what being an entrepreneur is all about. Learn what current tools and resources can help you prepare your business plan, launch a new idea or expand on your current one.

The Money and Marketing course will provide you with the tools and knowledge required to understand financial terms, financial statements, and teach how to develop a marketing plan and build a brand strategy to sell your idea.

The Pitch and Sale course will teach about financial forecasting and presenting ideas to financial institutions or investors.

The Small Business Launchpad program consists of  three (3) courses for a total of 36 hours of training.

  • All classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
  • Each course takes four (4) weeks to complete.
  • Learners work to create their business plans and gather feedback from the Small Business Coach/ Instructor and their classmates throughout the program.
  • Classes are held in-person or choose to join the live class virtually from home.

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Custom training

We focus on the partnership. We want to support our client's success and prosperity. Whether we use our existing continuing education courses and build on that, or if we start from scratch, we will work with you to deliver results. We customize curriculum based on your business or organizational needs. Talk to us today.

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Save on the cost of training

Whether you are an individual or an organization looking for training for your staff, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help save on the costs. Many of our continuing education and custom training programs qualify for the grant. What does that mean? With the grant, you can save two-thirds of the costs.

For details on which courses and programs qualify, talk to one of our program officers.

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Business Plan and Pitch

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