Past Meetup

Startup Strategy Saturday

This Meetup is past

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Inspired Grounds Cafe

117 5th St. · West Des Moines, IA

How to find us

Historic Valley Junction

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• What we'll do
Do you get overwhelmed with 'wearing all the hats' when starting a business? Would you find value in discussing and learning from like-minded business owners who are facing similar challenges?

What You Will Learn:

• Effective business goal setting to include sales focus, milestones and resources

• How to effectively clarify and communicate your message to your target audience

• How to build a business plan that works for startup stages from conceptualization (pre-idea/idea) to scaling (full-speed ahead)

• Finding/structuring partnerships & building out your team to allow your business to reach its goals

• Learning basics and best practices of starting a business

• Stop reinventing the wheel. Others in attendance have overcome (or helped others overcome) similar challenges – I guarantee it.

What You Can Expect:

• Solution-oriented discussion to your business challenges

• A chance to share your business idea and challenges and get feedback from people who have 'been there done that'.

• Multiple resources and technology recommendations

• Safe place to share and ask questions about your ideas, products, and services

• Networking opportunity and exchange of business contacts

• What to bring
Business cards

Ink pen and paper for note-taking

• Important to know
Attendees & Agenda?

The other attendees will all be current or aspiring startup and small business founders. Some will have full-time jobs have have 'side businesses', others will be full-time in their startup, and others will be successful entrepreneurs. You never know who will show up!

9:00am - Networking over Coffee
9:15am - Elevator Pitch - Introduce Yourself and Your Business
9:30am - Hotseat - Solution based group discussion
10:00am - Recap and Resources
10:15am - Closing Remarks