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Start-Up Track

Ready to take your business idea from concept to reality but not sure how to get started? This four-part workshop series is designed for entrepreneurs who want a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business. Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops will give you practical tips and resources to help you get off the ground. At the end of the series, you will walk away with a better understanding of where to start and a host of resources in your back pocket to help you grow. You'll also be fully prepared for consulting and our LEADING EDGE Business Planning Course.

This track is held at Johnson & Wales University.  The Startup Track is held every other month. Join us for one or all of the workshops below.

JWU: Start-Up Basics

March 15, 2017 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | REGISTER
Do you understand the nitty gritty of what it takes to start your business? This helpful overview workshop covers the necessary steps to successfully launch your new business venture.

JWU: Business Plan Basics

March 22, 2017 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | REGISTER
A solid business plan will help prevent unexpected problems and provide you with a road map to success. In this workshop, learn why you need a business plan, what goes in it and what lenders look for.

JWU: Marketing Basics

March 29, 2017 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | REGISTER
In this interactive workshop, learn what you need to create your own marketing plan. You'll focus your efforts so you avoid wasting time and money on marketing that doesn't work.

JWU: Cash Flow Basics

April 5, 2017 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | REGISTER
This entry level workshop for start-ups and existing businesses will give you a solid understanding of how money flows in and out of your business. Using Excel spreadsheet tool, you will learn how to project and manage business cash flows, enabling you to better manage your business finances and/or prepare you for borrowing money in your business

  • $125 Standard Fee
  • $85 Bronze Denver Metro Chamber Members*
  • $0 Gold/Silver Denver Metro Chamber Members**
  • $90 Already attended Start-Up Basics*

  • Register for the Start-Up Track

    *If you have already taken one or more of the above classes, the cost of those classes will be deducted from your total. For special pricing requests, please call us at (303) 620-8076 to register by phone.
    ** Discount taken after signing in to registration platform.


    Nancy Barnett

    Nancy Barnett

    Business Consultant
    Start-up, Business Planning

    Louise Walsh

    Business Consultant

    Business Planning

    Jennifer Whitton - TrujilloJennifer Whitton - Trujillo

    Business Consultant

    Social Media, Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy

    Dale Clack

    Dale Clack

    Business Consultant
    Finance, Funding

    Parking and Directions 

    Johnson and Wales University

    7150 Montview Boulevard, Aspen Hall

    Denver, Colorado, 80220

    Park in the visitor's lot at 18th & Olive Street. No permit is required.

    -Follow the walkway directly east to Aspen Hall

    -Someone will meet you at Aspen Hall to escort you to the building. Please note that access to classrooms is restricted by campus security. If you arrive late you may not be admitted to the session so please try to be on time.

    -If lost or late please call campus security at 303-256-9500

    Cancellations or transfers must be made at least 24 hours in advance. In respect of the speakers' and other attendees' time, please e-mail us or call (303) 620-8076 at least 24 hours in advance should you need to cancel your registration.