From starting to financing your business, we have it all!

Click on an event below to register.  

Upcoming:

Sep
18
Tue
How to Raise Capital…Legally @ AWEEc
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To start or expand a business, you need capital.  Raising capital, however, is one of the most difficult challenges that a company can undertake.  In the current economy, investors at all levels have become increasingly risk adverse, resulting in even greater competition for their limited investment dollars.  And heightened regulatory scrutiny by the SEC means that compliance with securities laws has never been more important.   Learn what an entrepreneur or business owner must do to successfully navigate the process.

Topics for this seminar will include:

– Determining a company’s capital requirements
– Identifying those who can satisfy those requirements
– Defining the terms of the equity offering
– Understanding what it means to have investors
– Complying with federal and state securities laws
– How the JOBS Act will change the rules of the game with crowdfunding
– Strategies for increasing a company’s chance of success

Sep
19
Wed
Spanish DreamBuilder @ AWEEc
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Patrocinado por Freeport-McMoRan, este creador de negocios para el emprendedor es un curso único de Capacitación de Negocios y certificado que se realiza en línea para ayudar a emprendedores con su sueño de crear y ver crecer su negocio. Practico, conveniente y divertido, DreamBuilder guía al cliente paso a paso con los básicos de un negocio. En adición a los cursos interactivos, los estudiantes son dados acceso a herramientas que pueden usar en su negocio.  Un innovador generador de plan de negocios guía al estudiante en la creación de su plan de negocios con este programa. DreamBuilder es ofrecido en español y en Ingles.

Este programa será dado en 7 semanas, en AWEEc localizado en 4520 N. Central Avenue, Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Nos veremos cada Miércoles y al fin del programa, tendremos una graduación!

Para más información mande un correo a Laura Suarez, lsuarez@turnanewleaf.org o hable al 602-601-7213

Sep
20
Thu
Strategic Planning for Business Success @ AWEEc
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What is the purpose of a business?

business_icon.jpgAccording to management theorist Peter Drucker, the purpose of a business is to create a customer, which can lead to the development of a market and, subsequently, a business.

Consequently, business value and owner wealth are a function of the extent to which management can effectively and consistently achieve customer satisfaction. In order to realize these objectives, management must devise a business strategy.


There are four standard business strategies that have proven viability:

  • Cost Leadership
  • Differentiation
  • Focus and Integration
  • Blue Ocean Strategy

The guiding principle of each of these strategies is to satisfy the customer by beating the competition.

Conversely, Blue Ocean Strategy eliminates the competitive focus in the creation of customer value.


Business strategy is the raison d’etre of the strategic planning process.

Without an effective business strategy, there is minimal opportunity to create a sustainable, valuable enterprise that generates wealth for its owners.

What’s your business’s strategy? You want to attend this seminar!
*** Free ***
Free parking.
Sep
24
Mon
DreamBuilder Academy @ SBDC
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every MONDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: August 20th through October 8th, 2018 (September 3rd will be Labor Day, no class that Monday)
Event Address: 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, SO Building of Gateway Community College at the SBDC
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Sep
26
Wed
Spanish DreamBuilder @ AWEEc
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Patrocinado por Freeport-McMoRan, este creador de negocios para el emprendedor es un curso único de Capacitación de Negocios y certificado que se realiza en línea para ayudar a emprendedores con su sueño de crear y ver crecer su negocio. Practico, conveniente y divertido, DreamBuilder guía al cliente paso a paso con los básicos de un negocio. En adición a los cursos interactivos, los estudiantes son dados acceso a herramientas que pueden usar en su negocio.  Un innovador generador de plan de negocios guía al estudiante en la creación de su plan de negocios con este programa. DreamBuilder es ofrecido en español y en Ingles.

Este programa será dado en 7 semanas, en AWEEc localizado en 4520 N. Central Avenue, Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Nos veremos cada Miércoles y al fin del programa, tendremos una graduación!

Para más información mande un correo a Laura Suarez, lsuarez@turnanewleaf.org o hable al 602-601-7213

Oct
1
Mon
DreamBuilder Academy @ SBDC
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every MONDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: August 20th through October 8th, 2018 (September 3rd will be Labor Day, no class that Monday)
Event Address: 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, SO Building of Gateway Community College at the SBDC
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Oct
3
Wed
Spanish DreamBuilder @ AWEEc
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Patrocinado por Freeport-McMoRan, este creador de negocios para el emprendedor es un curso único de Capacitación de Negocios y certificado que se realiza en línea para ayudar a emprendedores con su sueño de crear y ver crecer su negocio. Practico, conveniente y divertido, DreamBuilder guía al cliente paso a paso con los básicos de un negocio. En adición a los cursos interactivos, los estudiantes son dados acceso a herramientas que pueden usar en su negocio.  Un innovador generador de plan de negocios guía al estudiante en la creación de su plan de negocios con este programa. DreamBuilder es ofrecido en español y en Ingles.

Este programa será dado en 7 semanas, en AWEEc localizado en 4520 N. Central Avenue, Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Nos veremos cada Miércoles y al fin del programa, tendremos una graduación!

Para más información mande un correo a Laura Suarez, lsuarez@turnanewleaf.org o hable al 602-601-7213

Oct
4
Thu
DreamBuilder Academy @ Aweec
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every THURSDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: October 4th through November 15, 2018
Event Address: 4520 N. Central Avenue Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Oct
8
Mon
DreamBuilder Academy @ SBDC
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every MONDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: August 20th through October 8th, 2018 (September 3rd will be Labor Day, no class that Monday)
Event Address: 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, SO Building of Gateway Community College at the SBDC
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Oct
11
Thu
DreamBuilder Academy @ Aweec
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every THURSDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: October 4th through November 15, 2018
Event Address: 4520 N. Central Avenue Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Oct
18
Thu
ABC’s of Starting a New Business w/SCORE @ AWEEc
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you starting a new business or thinking about it?

This session is an essential step in developing a business plan that will increase your chances of being successful.

  • Should you start now?
  • Where?
  • How?
  • What about money

Find out what it takes to get started on the best path for your business.

*** Free ***

Free parking.

Presenters

  • Steve Feld is a certified business coach with FocalPoint. He owned a district office for Farmers Insurance, where he recruited, trained, coached, and consulted agents. Steve was a COO/CFO for a large non-profit organization, the Harlem Globetrotters, General Manager for RAWHIDE an 1880’s Western Theme town, he also traveled around the world working for many different musical acts such as The Eagles, Paul Simon and Jimmy Buffett improving merchandising operations at the venues, he has owned two managerial consulting practices working with start-up, small and medium-sized businesses. Steve has over 30 years in business operations/marketing experience in a variety of industries and sizes, along with being part of 3 different Fortune 500 companies – always contributing to their profitability and growth. Since graduating from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Economics he has obtained his M.B.A., and is 6-Sigma Green Belt certified. He is the recipient of numerous local and national business awards.
  • Steve Engelhardt is privileged to have worked with literally thousands of businesses to improve their operations and finances. His primary career was sales of very of high tech products and software to the banking and financial industry. He Also worked for two third-party consulting firms that specialized in increasing profits and cost control for clients.Steve is highly skilled in teaching business owners and managers financial skills and how to “manage by the numbers.” His particular specialties are: sales metrics and forecasting, hiring and developing successful employees, writing effective proposals, developing presentations and techniques for cost justification of major purchases.

    Steve is a former bank holding company director and currently serves on several boards of a travel company, a semiconductor company and the East Valley Institute of Technology Banking School where he also teaches.

DreamBuilder Academy @ Aweec
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every THURSDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: October 4th through November 15, 2018
Event Address: 4520 N. Central Avenue Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Oct
25
Thu
DreamBuilder Academy @ Aweec
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every THURSDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: October 4th through November 15, 2018
Event Address: 4520 N. Central Avenue Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Nov
1
Thu
DreamBuilder Academy @ Aweec
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm

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This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every THURSDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: October 4th through November 15, 2018
Event Address: 4520 N. Central Avenue Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org

Nov
8
Thu
DreamBuilder Academy @ Aweec
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

dreambuilder-graphic-2

This 7-week program was designed around the Thunderbird School Of Global Management’s DreamBuilder Program to assist students in starting and expanding their businesses and creating their business plan.

We have classes meet every THURSDAY evening for 7 weeks.

**Please note: this class will be half instruction and half online work that requires two hours out of the week**

Academy Dates: October 4th through November 15, 2018
Event Address: 4520 N. Central Avenue Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact us at (602)601-7200 ext 4, aweecenter@awee.org