Join Jim Skinner, professor at The Business School and the Centre for Entrepreneurship as we discover what being your own boss is all about. 

Each week's workshop will cover a different topic, providing you with the essential skills needed to launch a successful business. Jim Skinner will help get you started on your entrepreneurial journey. 

Tuesday, January 23rd from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the G building, G304

Register now! *only one-time registration is required for all BYOB workshops*

 

Full Schedule

Nov. 28: What’s it like:  Running Your Own Business?  Is it Right for Me?

 

Dec. 05: What’s the Best Way to Get Started?

 

Dec. 12: How Do I Make It Legal?  Do I need a Lawyer?

 

Dec. 19 :Do I Need a Partner?  A Mentor?  Who Else Can Help Me?

 

Jan. 09: Do I Have to Write a Business Plan? What’s the Easiest Way to Do This?

 

Jan. 16: How Do I Know If My Idea Will Work?  How Can I Research It Quickly and Cheaply?

 

Jan. 23: How Can I Protect My Idea?  What is My Intellectual Property?

 

Jan. 30: What Will My Brand Be? What Role Will Social Media Play?

 

Feb. 06: How Will I Develop a Marketing Strategy?

 

Feb. 13: How Can I Develop Negotiating Skills?

 

Feb. 20: How Can I Develop Selling Skills?

 

Feb. 27: How Will I Promote Through Social Media? How Will Web Analytics Help?

 

Mar. 06: How Will I Manage the Processes in My Business?

 

Mar. 13: How Will I Practice Leadership Skills?

 

Mar. 20: What Do I Need to Know About Finance? What Will My Accountant Do?

 

Mar. 27: Where Can I Get the Money to Start My Business?

 

Apr. 03: Can My “Business” Be a Social Enterprise? A Non-profit?

 

Apr. 10: Will My Business Need to Grow? When? How

 

Apr. 17: Why Do I need to Pitch My Business Idea? How?