Work on your business, not just in it.
The Be Strategic program is designed by Entrepreneur Fund business advisors for current small business owners who are ready to take the next step in growing their profitability as a business. The six-week course provides a unique opportunity for local non-competing businesses to work alongside each other to create a strategic business plan, build strong connections with peers, and work on their business within a supportive group setting.
Apply Now for Fall 2022 Be Strategic Courses
Be Strategic consists of six, 2.5 hour classes held once per week in the evenings facilitated by a local Entrepreneur Fund Business Advisor. The classes are hosted in-person in specific geographic communities. This fall we are offering two courses, if you don’t see your community listed join our email list to receive updates about future Be Strategic courses.
Wisconsin Businesses Owners
Location: Superior, WI
Schedule: September 12 through October 17; Mondays from 5 – 7:30pm
North Shore Business Owners
Location: Grand Marais, MN
Schedule: September 20 through October 25; Tuesdays from 5 – 7:30pm
What is the cost?
The cost for the course is $600. There is a small business scholarship through the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation that can assist with covering the cost.
The Microloan Program will cover the $600 fee for EF Microloan Clients to participate. If you’re unsure if you are qualify as a Microloan Client, reach out to your advisor.
On the Fence?
Be Strategic is a program that requires a financial and time investment, it’s for business owners who are committed to gaining clarity on the best strategies to increase their profits and drive their business forward. Many successful small businesses across the region have benefited from this course. Check out the Q&A linked below with Mark and Becky LaTour, owners of Sheet Metal Solutions and Be Strategic graduates.