A 5-month small-b b-school
Contribute your thoughts here on how to make Mycelium work for you.
Email address *
First and last name *
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Business name *
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Short description of business *
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How long have you been running it, in years? *
What successes have you had? *
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What's your initial reaction to the idea of a 5-month business school for small business? *
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What's your biggest concern about signing up for 5 months of business education with other business owners? *
What's your business goal for the next year? (make more money, work fewer hours, launch new product line, etc) *
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What's your personal development goal for the next year? (become a better manager, feel more in command of my time, be less stressed, etc) *
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What would be most helpful to you to learn in 20 weeks of business school? Rate 0-4 *
Business basics - what is a business, what’s the economic engine of your business, 12 standard forms of value, experimentation, pretotyping, making a plan, mission, vision values, boundaries, and goals
Sales & marketing - increasing revenue and customer base through sales, understanding your customer, why people buy, custome personas, pricing as marketing, sales as service
Decision-making - different decision making models and appropriate contexts for each
Personal development, team management and organizational leadership - defining your role as founder/owner, that of each part of your team and how you can grow them to all perform at your best amidst inevitable volatility, how to train people
Developing and executing strategy - market opportunities and threats, competitive advantage and core competencies, differentiation, cost leadership and vertical integration, uncertainty and risk assessment.
Operations - kata, lean, kaizen or other leapfrog approaches to optimization process improvement, program management, logistics, distribution, and delivery
Systems and data mgmt - what you need to automate/systematize and how to learn from the data those systems generate. Systems for accounting, employee scheduling, data security
Finance and accounting - Understand the crucial concepts in accounting and finance, reading and interpreting financial documents, forecasting & planning for the future,
Creating useful budgets, determining the best lease-vs-buy situation, planning capital expenditure for the best improvements and expansions, using tools to measure and manage financial performance
Legal - taxes, contracts, liability, insurance, employment law
What is the thing you would have to get from this school for it to be worth it? *
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Can you commit to Mondays afternoons, 2-5pm? *
What other business improvement courses or assistance have you either used or considered? *
Is it OK if we follow up with an email to ask you further questions?
Thanks for the input! We look forward to designing a school that propels you toward your goals.
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