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Business Success From The Start 101: Validate Your Business Idea or Die!

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370 Stone Rd W, N1G 4V9

In-store business centre boardroom

Guelph, ON N1G 4V9

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Unless you validate your business idea you have no real idea whether you are building a business or just wasting time!

There are many great ideas, but do you have a great business idea? You want to start a business, but you're not sure your idea will work. Fundamentally, startups and innovative entrepreneurs are dealing with the unknown. Before you invest your time, capital and resources, you need to figure out whether it’s a viable business venture. Viability measures your business’ ability to start, grow and survive. It factors in target markets, competition, sourcing and overall financial potential.

This session will discuss many of the factors you need to consider before you jump into business. In this introductory seminar, you will be introduced to a few different tools to help validate your business including how to complete the Lean Startup Canvas.

If you're thinking about starting a business, but are worried it won't work, then this seminar will guarantee to take you through the process to test whether your idea will be viable, so you won't need to take any risks until you are confident your business will succeed. This session does not cover writing a traditional business plan.

What will I learn?
• The importance of validating an idea as early as possible and before committing to getting it built
• The tools and methodologies to check the validity and viability of your business idea in the most efficient way - the Lean Startup Canvas model
• Gain a thorough understanding of this to use the Lean Startup Canvas; whether as a new and existing business, to help guide your strategies and discussions around new growth opportunities
• Learn how to clarify your vision, test your ideas and focus your efforts to maximize your probability of success

Who should attend?
• Anyone with a rough business idea who would like to assess its feasibility
• Anyone who is struggling to come up with a profitable business idea
• Entrepreneurs who are unsure whether their current idea will be profitable

Presenter: Doug Daymond - Founder, Managing Director @ according 2 plans+
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Doug is the Founder & Managing Director of according 2 plans+. Best known for his witty sense of humor and 25+ years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Doug’s focus, all-in commitment and goal is to have a positive impact on the entrepreneurial eco-system. He has an obsessive passion to educate, train, develop and advise small businesses so that they achieve the success they are striving for. Having founded numerous successful businesses, he knows what’s necessary to take a both a business concept and an existing business to the forefront of its competition and keep it in the driver’s seat. His honest, methodical systematic approach to strategic planning and innovative growth has solidified his role as a no-nonsense, down to earth, compassionate business strategist, educator, and advisor who has a wealth of small business client successes to his credit.

Cost: FREE!

Sponsored By: Staples / Startwirth Inc. / a2p+


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370 Stone Rd W, N1G 4V9

In-store business centre boardroom

Guelph, ON N1G 4V9

Canada

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