EVENTS AT THE COMMONS

We host over 300 events annually at The Commons on Champa! Join the list and be the first to get invited.

You’ve got a great business idea…but can it become a great business?

Put your business ideas to the test using a 10-step evaluation process. By the end of the session, you’ll be better able to predict whether your business will succeed, how long it will take to reach breakeven, how much you’ll be able to pay yourself, and how you can improve your overall chances for success.

To secure your spot, please register here.


THE 10 BUSINESS BASICS YOU’LL TEST IN THIS WORKSHOP

Target Market
What are you selling, who are you selling it to, what’s the size of your target market, what’s going on in the industry

Marketing Plan
How will you reach your target market, what types of marketing will you use, ROI/effectiveness

Competition
How do you stack up against 3 of your competitors in 5 primary categories

Startup Costs
How much money will it take to start the business, where will the funds come from, how will your cash flow, when will you reach breakeven

Earning Potential
How much will you have to produce and sell to make the salary you’d like

Income Stream
Referrals, reorders, residuals, passive income, contracts, scalability

Good Fit
Do you have the passion, experience, expertise and management skills to run this type of business

Timing
Market timing and personal timing

Risk Level
How much legal risk, financial risk, competitive risk, and personal risk are involved

Exit Strategy
Will you be able to sell the business when you’re ready to quit or retire.


YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Self-employed since the age of twenty, Jennifer Croft, owner of 5 Minute Classes, has successfully started and run seven small businesses. Through her teaching and one-on-one consulting, she has helped more than 3,000 people start and run their own businesses.

This workshop series is presented by
The Commons on Champa & 5 Minute Classes

To secure your spot, please register here.


Transportation Options

  • Limited metered parking in area
  • Public paid parking at Denver Performing Arts Center / Entrances on both Arapahoe & 13th Street
  • 3 blocks from RTD 16th Street Free MallRide
  • 1 block from RTD Light Rail Theater District/Convention Center Station (D, F, H lines)
  • B-cycle to 14th & Stout
  • Convenient Car Share drop-off at Champa & 13th

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