Entrepreneur Training

The Iowa Lakes Corridor provides many opportunities for entrepreneurs to get the training they need to suceed in today's workplace. One way we accomplish this is through our Prepare to Launch program that takes place each Spring.

Prepare to Launch is a 10-week, 30-hour entrepreneurial training program that provides the tools to develop your business concept, recruit partners, advisors and employees, determine the viability of your business idea and to plan and execute the activities necessary for a successful business launch.

Prepare to Launch will take place again in 2016.  Check back or contact us for dates, times and how to register.   Your voyage will include:

  • Recruiting your core crew
  • Exploring who to serve and what to sell them
  • Recruiting specialist crewmembers – advisors and employees
  • Topline feasibility
  • Detailed market research
  • Detailed communications channel planning
  • Detailed planning of product / service
  • Financial growth plan
  • Sources of funds
  • The path forward

Cost of ten 3-hour workshops, a workbook and sample business plans is $199.00.

The workshop facilitator is Brian Dalziel, Senior Vice President of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. You can email or call him at the Corridor office at 712.264.3474 or 1.800.765.1428