Entrepreneur Workshop

Whether you are an established brand or a fledgling concept, the Entrepreneur Workshop will help you get your business where you want it to be.

Take your business to the next level! This hands-on course enables entrepreneurs to determine whether their business is viable, develop an initial plan for launching or growing their business and learn the fundamentals of how to act on that plan.

What is the commitment?  Our Entrepreneur Workshop meets on Tuesday evenings in person from 6 pm – 9 pm for 16 weeks at a Charlottesville location.
How much does it cost?  Tuition is $750 and includes course materials. There are need-based scholarships and payment plans available.

What can I expect?

  • Weekly 3 hour evening class sessions.
  • 16 weeks of high energy, engaging discussions centered around your business.
  • Excellent networking opportunities with your entrepreneur peers and leaders of the business community.
  • A combination of lectures, discussions, and applied learning activities that can include an additional 5-10 hours per week consulting with professionals and potential customers.
  • By graduation, you will have developed the components of a comprehensive business plan and consulted with financial advisors on personal finance.

Who can apply? 

  • The workshop is open to anyone interested in starting or expanding a business, contingent on space availability.
  • Not sure if you’re ready or need the 16-week workshop? Learn more about our 2-Hour How to Start Your Own Business Workshop or contact us at 434-218-3481 to learn more.

How do I apply? 

  • We will begin accepting applications for the Fall ’22 semester at the end of the Summer.  To receive a notification when applications become available or to learn more about our application process and CIC programs, please fill out this form.

What happens after graduation? 

  • Financing: Graduates are eligible to apply for micro-loans.
  • Mentoring: Become paired with an experienced business owner from the community for ongoing advisory support.
  • Networking: Continue to be a part of the CIC business network for events, showcases, pitch nights, workshops, and more.
What topics are covered?  Challenging your Assumptions; Talking to your Customers; Who is my Target Market?; Personal Finance; Break Even; Your Time as an Asset: Time Management; Brand Development; Prospecting; Creating your Marketing Plan; Accounting; Cash Flow Projections; Investing in People: Creating a Team; Credit and Financing; The 1-Year Plan


Interested in applying to the workshop?