Class Schedule 2016-17

Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce

Tuesdays, 5pm-8pm, October 25th, 2015-May 23rd , 2016

Lesson Date Activity Time/Notes
Lesson 1 10/25/16 Pizza Party/Class Kick Off
Introductions
YEA! Survey
Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship
Business Ideas v. Business Opportunities
Brandin Cohen: Social Entrepreneurship
5PM-8PM

Guest Speaker Brandin Cohen of Liquid-IV: 6:30-7:30

Takeaways:

  1. Complete the 2 student questionnaires
  2. Come to class with 3 questions to ask the entrepreneur we will meet!
Lesson 2 11/1/16 Cool Business Field Trip

Idea Generation
Business Opportunity Evaluation
Business Ideas/Group Formation

5PM-8PM

Field Trip: Please drop students at Nikau Kai in downtown MB at 5pm
Nikau Kai Waterman Shop 5-6:30

Classroom/Computer time 6:30-8pm

Students pick up at MCHS

Lesson 3
SATURDAYlocation TBD
11/5/16 Idea Generation
POWER ROUNDS©
Proof of Concept Intro
9AM-NOON

Class held at MBMS in Rm 118

Lesson 4 11/8/16 Business Plan Introduction
Business Plan Template
Business Plan Basics:
Executive Summary
Company Summary
Product/Service
Description
Business Ideas/Business Research
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
Lesson 5 11/15/16 Businesss Plan Basics:
Market Research
SWOT Analysis
Business Name
Strategy and Implementation
Product
Price
Place
Promotion
In-Depth Sales Lesson
Proof of Concept Due
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
NO CLASS 11/22/16 Thanksgiving Break
Lesson 6 11/29/16 Food Franchise Field Trip
Creating Your Product
Business Plan Basics:
Management Summary
Present Business Names
5PM-8PM
Field Trip
Lesson 7 12/6/16 Business Plan Basics:
Financials
Financing Strategies:
Crowdfunding & More
Finalize Business Ideas/Business Groups
Business Research
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
Lesson 8 12/13/16 Marketing & Communications
Design Concepts
Market Research
Partnership Agreements
Intro to the Panel
Business Research
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
Lesson 9 12/20/16 Deep Dive into Financials
Wholesale vs. Retail Pricing
Business Plan Development
Finalize Business Name
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
NO CLASS 12/27/16 Winter Break
NO CLASS 1/3/17 Winter Break
Lesson 10 1/10/17 Legal Services for Small Business
Legal Structures
How to Leverage Your Mentor
Mentor Visit #1
Mentor training prior to this class
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 11 1/17/17 Accounting Principles
Meeting with Buyers
Sales Training
Mentor Visit #2
Expense Form Permission Slips for Fee based Website Creation Distributed
Crossover Class for Instructor 1 & Instructor 2
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 12 1/24/17 Insurance & Risk Management
Business Plan Drafting
Mentor Visit #3
Designer & Brochure Template
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 13 1/31/17 E-Commerce
Web Concepts
Website Strategy Planning
Web Concept Worksheet
Mentor Visit #4
PowerPoint Development
Expense Form Permission Slips for Fee Based Website Creation Due
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time: 6:30-8PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 14 2/7/17 Speech Card Development
Mentor Vist #5
Graphic Designer Meeting
Finish final draft of Business Plan
Plans to Business Plan Reviewers
Web Concept Worksheets Due
(user name and login created in advance)
CEO Roundtable Questions Due
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6:30PM-8PM)
Graphic Designers
Mentors
Lesson 15 2/14/17 Niche Marketing
Mentor Visit #6
Website Creation
Student Introductions & Business Descriptions sent to YEA! Corporate
Preliminary Design Work Review
Plans back from reviewers prior to this class
Final Business Plans, PowerPoints & Speech Cards Due
5PM-8PM
(Computer Lab Time:  6PM-8PM)
Guest Speaker
Mentors
Lesson 16 2/21/17 Elevator Pitch & Contest
Phase 1 of Website Drafts/Edits
Student Edits to Designers
Investor Panel Practice (recorded)
5PM-8PM
Volunteer
Lead Mentor
EVENT/
WEDNESDAY
2/22/17 CEO Roundtable Students Arrive:  4PM
Event:  5:30-7PM
Lesson 17 2/28/17 “Mock” Investor Panel Presentation 5PM-8PM
Volunteers
Lesson 18 3/7/17 Phase 2 of Website Drafts/Edits
Final Design Pieces Due
Investor Panel Practice (with feedback included from Mock Panel)
5PM-8PM
Lesson 19 3/14/17 Investor Panel Practice
Final Business Plans, PowerPoints, & Speech Cards sent to YEA! Corporate
5PM-8PM
Lesson 20 3/21/17 Personal Style & Presentation
Training – Extreme Makeover Field trip
Marketing Materials
EIN Numbers:  Introduction (& Permission Form)
Websites “Go Live”
5PM-8PM
Field Trip
Lesson 21 3/28/17 Investor Panel Presentation Practice
Crossover Class for Instructor 2 & Instructor 3
5PM-8PM
Lesson 22
Event/
WEDNESDAY
3/29/17 Investor Panel Presentations
Saunders Winner Named
Websites live & business cards, brochures done!
Students Arrive:  4PM
Meet & Greet:  5:30PM
Event:  6PM-8PM
NO CLASS 4/4/17 6th Grade School Trip
NO CLASS 4/11/17 Spring Break
Lesson 23 4/18/17 Advertising Campaigns & Publicity Field Trip
Investor Panel Recap
Record Keeping
Intro to Trade Show & Strategy Development
Business Name Registration Paperwork Notarized
5PM-8PM
Field Trip
Lesson 24 4/25/17 Business Name Registration
Field Trip/Government Resources Guest Speaker/Sales Tax/Taxes
Press Release Intro
Running the Business
Review Strategy, Prepare for Trade Show
5PM-8PM
Field Trip
Taxes Guest Speaker
Lesson 25 5/2/17 Designations & Awards Speaker
Trade Show Preparation
Trade Show Goals and Updates
Networking
Banking Speaker
Press Release Final Review
5PM-8PM
Guest Speaker
Field Trip
Lesson 26 5/9/17 Small Business Summit
Lunch recognition 12PM
NO EVENING CLASS

7:30AM-3PM
Conference

Lesson 27 5/16/17 EIN Numbers:  Filing
Social Entrepreneurship Guest Speaker
EIN Numbers:  Filing
Continuity Plans/Exit Strategies
5PM-8PM
Guest Speaker
Lesson 28
EVENT/
SATURDAY
5/20/17 Trade Show Event
Best Booth Contest
Business Launch
Student Setup:  8AM-10AM
Event:  10AM-1PM
Lesson 29
EVENT
5/23/17 Investor Reports
Evaluations/Surveys
Letters to Future YEA! Students
Year in Review
Graduation (7PM)
5PM-8PM
Adult Commencement Speaker
Student Commencement Speaker