Venture Forward

Venture Forward is an intensive 10 week program designed for owners, CEO's and top management team members. Applicants and their businesses must have at least two years experience or operation, revenue of at least $100,000 and a minimum of 2 full-time employees.
 
Focus is on issues most important to business health and growth. Attendees learn to make critical business and strategy decisions, investigate next-stage growth and opportunity, plan for strategic growth, build and maintain a competitive advantage and maximize cash flow for profitability.
 
When:           Fridays – August 9 to October 11,  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Setting Direction
Session  1     Aug 09     Sizing Up Your Business
Session  2     Aug 16     Exploring Growth Opportunities
Session  3     Aug 23     Making Strategic Decisions

Taking Action
Session  4     Aug 30     Using Financial Tools
Session  5     Sept 06    Strengthening the Product/Service
Session  6     Sept 13    Seizing the Market
Session  7     Sept 20    Leading the Organization
Session  8     Sept 27    Managing Operations and Growth
Session  9     Oct 04     Charting Financial Performance
Session 10    Oct 11      Making It Happen
 
 
Location:          Oakland County Executive Office Building
                        Conference Center
                        2100 Pontiac Lake Road
                        Building 41 West
                        Waterford, Michigan
                       Conference Center map (file size 163k)

Cost:                $140 per participant. Thanks to sponsor support, the cost is reduced from $700.

Fee Includes:
  • 10 three-hour sessions (1 session per week)
  • Text book & other materials (worth $100)
  • Weekly coaching, mentoring and guest speakers
  • No charge research assistance
  • No charge one-on-one confidential counseling during and after completion of program
 
Contact:             Greg Doyle
                          Phone: 248-858-2087
                          Email: smallbusiness@oakgov.com
 
• Review theprogram guidelines. (file size 55k)
• Complete the confidential application. Applications are vetted and subject to program guidelines.
• You will be notified with a final decision.
 
Registration:
Upon acceptance to the program, register online for Venture Forward Summer 2013.
 
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