Trainings

Perfect Pitch Graduate Program

This four part series will help you define your personal and professional brand and craft the perfect pitch for your audience. Specific emphasis is placed on tailoring delivery based on setting and receiver.  Participants must have a completed business plan or, at minimum, a business model canvas to participate.

 

Total Cost: $45

 

 

apr 2

Course 1: Perfecting Your Pitch (Perfect Pitch Graduate Program)

In order to prepare for a pitch competition in front of a panel of judges and live audience, participants will refine their pitch decks, focus on tailoring their pitch for competitions, and serve as judges for one another during a mock competition. The course will feature group activities and role-play simulations. Participants must have a completed pitch deck (10 slides) that will be refined during the course and role-play simulations.

 

Time: 6:30-9:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor Training Room, WDC 20005

 

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apr 17

Course 2:  Prep + Win Your Next Pitch Competition (Perfect Pitch Graduate Program)

Description: In order to prepare for a scheduled pitch competition in front of a panel of judges and live audience, participants will refine their pitch decks, focus on tailoring their pitch for competitions, and serve as judges for one another during a mock competition. The course will feature group activities and role-play simulations. Participants must have a completed pitch deck (10 slides) that will be refined during the course and role-play simulations.

 

Time: 6:30-9:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

 

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apr 24

Course 3: Take it to Market Webinar (Perfect Pitch Graduate Program)

Description: With a focus on pitching to various audiences in real-time, this course will focus on catching and keeping one’s attention after the delivery of an initial pitch. Participants will develop an initial marketing plan and learn sales tactics to demonstrate the benefits for the person to whom they are pitching. Specifically, participants will tailor their pitches to a (1) customer/client, (2) investor, (3) corporate buyer, (4) media outlet, and (5) networking contact, thus equipping them with skills valuable beyond the competition. This course will feature group activities and role-play simulations. Participants must have competed "Prep + Win Your Next Pitch Competition" before beginning.

 

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

 

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may 2019 (month long, must be scheduled)

Optional: One-on-One Feedback Sessions (Perfect Pitch Graduate Program)

After the first course, participants can book one 20-minute prep session with facilitator in preparation for the Reverse Pitch Competition. Participants should have prepared either 1) a slide deck (max 10 slides) or 2) an elevator/sales pitch and relevant marketing collateral before the scheduled session. Participants can choose the desired audience-type for their mock session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

jun 13

Reverse Pitch Competition

Description: Participants from The Perfect Pitch Graduate program and other business development centers clients will take part at the Reverse Pitch Competition.  Participants will have a table to display their products or service offerings.  This is the participant’s opportunity to sell to the funders and spectators in the room.  The top three earning pitch participants will be awarded prizes.

 

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $45

 

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apr 4

Let’s Scale for Business

Description: A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners who are looking for opportunities to grow and begin the next phase of their businesses. Ideal for business owners who have been in business at least 2 years. Topics will include business expansion, continuous improvement, strategy and organizational management, government contracting, and financial education.

 

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street, NW 3rd Floor WDC 20005

Cost: $20

 

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apr 11

Social Media for Business

Description: A 2 - 3 hour seminar for the entrepreneur who wants to learn how to use social media for business.  The participants will learn about customer personas, the customer life cycle, content creation, and social media strategy. This course will discuss the importance of choosing the right social media platforms for your business and target audience. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to create valuable content, how to execute a social media strategy, and how to measure social media outcomes.

 

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Cost: $20

 

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apr 25

Quickbooks for Business

Description: A seminar for the small business owner to gain an overview of basic and advanced features of QuickBooks Online.  Learn how to track income & expenses, capture & organize receipts, invoice & accept payments, send estimates, track sales & sales tax, manage bills and track time.  Help your business maximize tax deductions and help your accountant help your business.

 

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $45

 

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MAY 9

Let’s Plan for Entrepreneurs

Description: A 2-3 hour workshop if you are starting a business or want to go back to the drawing board to complete a roadmap for operating a business.  Participants will learn how to brainstorm a feasible business concept and a working business plan. Gain a comprehensive business plan outline and knowledge of what goes in a viable business plan.

 

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $20

 

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may 23

Let’s Plan for Entrepreneurs

Description: A 2-3 hour workshop if you are starting a business or want to go back to the drawing board to complete a roadmap for operating a business.  Participants will learn how to brainstorm a feasible business concept and a working business plan. Gain a comprehensive business plan outline and knowledge of what goes in a viable business plan.

 

Time: 6:30- 9:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $20

 

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may 30

Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification Program

Description: The Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Working Group Program is a two-day 10 hour training course. Participants will gain insight into how federal government and corporate contracting works, get certified as a WOSB, learn about the types of solicitations and highlight the differences, discuss effective contract capture management strategies and business development. This workshop will prepare women business owners to pursue corporate and federal government contracting as a certified Woman Owned Small Business.

 

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street, 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $45

 

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jun 11

Doing Business with the District of Columbia

Description: A seminar for small business owners seeking to do business with the District of Columbia government. Learn about the District of Columbia’s meaningful programs for business owners.  Participants will gain insight into the types of procurement methods and contracts, the Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) program, DC Supply Schedule and basic capture management strategies.

 

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $45

 

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jun 20

Social Media for Business

Description: A 2 - 3 hour seminar for the entrepreneur who wants to learn how to use social media for business.  The participants will learn about customer personas, the customer life cycle, content creation, and social media strategy. This course will discuss the importance of choosing the right social media platforms for your business and target audience. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to create valuable content, how to execute a social media strategy, and how to measure social media outcomes.

 

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $20

 

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jun 25

Let’s Plan for Entrepreneurs

Description: A 2-3 hour workshop if you are starting a business or want to go back to the drawing board to complete a roadmap for operating a business.  Participants will learn how to brainstorm a feasible business concept and a working business plan. Gain a comprehensive business plan outline and knowledge of what goes in a viable business plan.

 

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: 740 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, WDC 20005

Cost: $20

 

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