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develop a plan that leads to growth


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 potential Small Business Training Scholarship to Englewood businesses. 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 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 at dhollingsworth@Englewoodco.gov.

Business Plan in a Day Series

Friday, October 25
9 am-4 pm

Aurora Municipal Center
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., 2nd Floor
Aurora, CO 80012
Conference room will be confirmed upon registration.

Call (303) 326-8686 for more information.


Strategic Planning

Friday, September 27
9 am-4 pm

Englewood Civic Center
1000 Englewood Pkwy., 2nd Floor Community Room
Englewood, CO 80110
Free parking in garage on 1st and 2nd levels.

Call (303) 326-8686 for more information.