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Stepping Stones: The Path to Business Ownership

Do you want to start your own business? Do you have what it takes?

Participate in a series of entrepreneurship skill-building exercises to learn how. You can also listen to guest speakers and participate in a series of "challenges" to earn a certificate of completion. Below is a list of upcoming activities and workshops.

TitleDescriptionLocationTimeDate
Kick-Off Information Meeting Join us to learn about YVC's Stepping Stones: The Path to Business Ownership.

YVC MLK Room
Yakima
2:15pmJanuary 26, 2017
Executive SummaryTraining workshop: Introduction to the written business plan: The executive summary​YVC MLK Room
Yakima
​2:15pm​February 2, 2017
Elevator Pitch TrainingTraining workshop: Using an elevator pitch to promote your business ideaYVC MLK Room
Yakima
2:15pmFebruary 23, 2017
Elevator Pitch JudgingParticipants deliver their business idea elevator pitch to judges for scoring. YVC MLK Room
Yakima
2:15pmMarch 2, 2017
Marketing and new Business VenturesTraining workshop: Introduction to marketing and the new business venturePlan for tradeshow on April 27. YVC MLK Room
Yakima
2:15pmApril 6, 2017
Tradeshow Booth
Judging
Participants submit their created tradeshow booth for the HUB tradeshow and judging.HUB, Yakima2:15pm​
April 27, 2017
​Financing your businessTraining workshop: Finances and your new business venture​YVC MLK Room
Yakima

2:15pm
​May 4, 2017
Bank Loan Applications​Participants submit final bank loan application for judging​YVC MLK Room
Yakima

2:15pm
​May 25, 2017
​Judging Judges evaluate all of the submissions to select a final grand prize winner​YVC MLK Room
Yakima

2:15pm
​Beginning 
May 25, 2017 through June 1.
Award Ceremony​Banquet with final winner announced and prizes distributed​.​YVC MLK Room
Yakima
​2:15pm​June 1, 2017

All workshops include refreshments provided by the YVC Business Club. 

For Additional Information: Dr. Brock Eubanks at beubanks@yvcc.edu / 509.574.6800 x 3226