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LEADING EDGE is Colorado's premier business planning program that addresses the questions every entrepreneur must answer to reach their dreams of growing their business or launching a new business.  "Business Plan in a Day" is held quarterly at a South Metro location, and includes five hours of one-on-one consultation to review the components of your business plan, from marketing to financial projections.

Participants learn how to analyze economic opportunities and risk for their business and create an actionable strategic business plan based on proven market research and management techniques. LEADING EDGE courses are highly interactive, which ensures the flow of information not just from the instructor, but between participants as well.  If you're in a rush and need a rough draft business plan right away, consider taking the LEADING EDGE "Business Plan in a Day" course -- tackling the process in 10 manageable steps.

Learn more! Outcomes of the program:
  • Develop a clear vision for your business
  • Network with and learn from other entrepreneurs
  • Receive one-on-one consulting support to help you complete your business plan
  • Discover tools and resources to help you launch and grow your business
  • Meet potential lenders who will discuss funding options
  • Compete in a business plan competition with prizes.
Criteria for Certificates of Graduation: 
  1. Attendance at the all-day workshop
  2. A completed business plan that includes market research, marketing strategies and cash flow projections
What to Expect:
  • Interactive group work, online presentations, group discussions, handouts and subsequent homework assignments
  • Five or more hours of one-on-one confidential consulting
  • Feedback on your business plan or strategy throughout the course
  • Introduction to potential lenders and other community partners at a “Resource and Lenders Fair”
  • Entry into a class business plan competition for a chance to win prizes and potential entry in the annual statewide business plan competition
Scholarship Opportunities:
On occasion, a scholarship opportunity may become available through our partnering organizations for businesses who meet the qualifications:
Note that Englewood is offering a Small Business Training Scholarship.  Please supply the scholarship application and a letter to Englewood stating how this grant will be of assistance to you, and Englewood’s Economic Development Manager will certainly review the application.  The scholarship is on a reimbursement basis from the City of Englewood.
Email the application and any questions directly to Englewood's Community Development office.


 LEADING EDGE                                        LEADING EDGE
 Business Plan in a Day                         Business Plan in a Day


Friday, September 21st, 9AM-4PM

Course Location:
Englewood Civic
1000 Englewood Pkwy.
Englewood, CO  80112
Conference room will be confirmed upon registration.
Parking pass available upon check in.

Call (303) 326-8686 for more information.

Friday, October 26th, 9AM-4PM             

Course Location:
Innovation Pavilion
9200 E. Mineral Ave.
Centennial, CO  80112
Conference room will be confirmed upon registration.
Free parking on site.
Call (303) 326-8686 for more information.