Kenmore Business Acceleration Training - 5x Entrepreneur Series

A unique six-week training and consulting program to help 20 Kenmore small businesses accelerate profitable and sustainable growth of $300,000 to $2m+, ASAP. 

Each business receives:

  • 15 hours of business acceleration instruction in a select cohort of 10 local businesses.
  • Guest speakers who are business acceleration experts and entrepreneurs.
  • Three hours of individual consulting with a certified Hot100Business consultant(s).
  • Series workbook from the book, “Best Practices of High Performance Entrepreneurs, 2017 Hot100Business Edition.

Fee:  $100 per business for materials.  Up to three people from the same business may attend.  The training and consulting service is funded by the City of Kenmore and the Port of Seattle.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Private-owned small business either located in Kenmore, or majority owned by a Kenmore resident.
  • Business has the potential to grow a minimum of $300,000 and the owners are committed to working on growing the business now.
  • Preference will be given to:
    • Existing, growth-oriented businesses with staff of 3 FTE (full time equivalent).
    • Higher-potential startups that will need 3 FTE staff within six months.
  • Registered attendees must be:
    • Owners and/or managers who can make major decisions and changes in the business
    • Committed to attending all six classes and scheduling three hours with the business acceleration consultant.

Dates, times and location:

Fall Series: limited to 10 businesses
Dates:                   Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, & 8, 2017
Day and time:    Wednesdays 5:30-8:00PM
Location:              Kenmore City Hall

Winter Series: limited to 10 businesses
Dates:                  Jan 31, Feb 7, 13, 21, 28, & Mar 7, 2018
Day and time:    Thursdays 5:30-8:00PM
Location:              Kenmore City Hall

To view the description and application form, click here.

Training Topics:

From the 5XE Series workbook; “Best Practices of High Performance Entrepreneurs,” 2017 Hot100Business Edition

Session 1

5X Your Business Now!  – 5XE Accelerated Growth Plan – Design your business to create profitable and sustainable revenue growth of $300,000 to $2 million+. What would your business look like at this higher level of revenues?  How many staff and locations would we need?  What kind of equipment and funding?  How can we get there quickly, without taking huge risks in the process?  This is concentrated version of the one-day “5X Your Business Now! Workshop.” 

Session 2.

5XE Business Ownership – The 30 best practices of high-performance owners that create sustainable profit and more owner compensation right away, and why your business to build equity of at least $3 million. 
5XE Business Management – Accelerated implementation of 57 best practices of high-performance management teams.

Session 3

5XE Marketing Part A – Efficient and effective best practices that enable and accelerate multi-million-dollar growth. 
5XE Marketing Part B– 49 best practices that will help you outrun the competition and create sustainable market advantages. 

Session 4

5XE Productivity– 40 best practices to accelerate and enhance profitability and cash flow without increasing revenues. 
5XE HR and Staffing – Staffing is the difference between self-employment and building a business.  It is also often directly correlated to the success and pace of business acceleration and profitability.

Session 5

5XE Finance and Accounting Part A – The 44 best practices that make the difference between financial success and failure. These best practices often take 20 years of experience to learn the hard way and can save your business from disaster. How to make your business easier to grow and manage. 
5XE Finance and Accounting Part B – How to make your banker, CPA, and other resources love your business right now.

Session 6 

5XE Risk Management – 54 best practices to prevent problems that can damage and kill a business. 
5XE Next Phase & Growth Management – How to build a highly competitive, multi-divisional business that creates an enduring legacy for owners and key employees. Here’s how to do it faster even though most businesses fail to reach this stage.

Guest Speakers- 5XE training includes guest speakers that are experts on their topic as well as follow-up resources to grow your business, including prestigious Inc. 500/5000, and other award-winning business owners. 

 

5XE Trainer and Consultant

Corey Hansen, MScOD, is the founder and consultant of Hot100Business, and has helped create his clients create over $2 billion in new equity. A growing number have made it to prestigious "fastest-growing" lists, such as the Inc 500/5000, the SBA Small Business of the Year, the Business Journal Hot 100 and many others. His most successful client to date is PopCap Games, which was sold $1.3 billion after just 10 years from startup. 

Corey’s goal is to help business leaders accelerate growth and profitability and build a sustainable financial legacy.  Formerly one of the top-performing business specialists with the Washington Small Business Development Centers, Corey is also a top graduate of Central Washington University in Operations Management and Business Economics.  He also has a Master of Science in Organizational Development specializing in High Performance Entrepreneurs from CWU.

Corey is co-author of the book, “Best Practices of High Performance Entrepreneurs” (2006-2016), which has helped thousands of business leaders to build high-performance businesses. Corey has been featured in articles in Inc. Magazine and Go Magazine.  Corey is the program consultant for the Kenmore Business Incubator.

Last updated: Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:05pm