Start Smart – August

Date/Time:       08/14/2019       6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: GROW

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August 14, 2019
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Start Smart

Prerequisite: Intro to GROW

Cost: $25
Registration is non-refundable.

Bring your business ideas and be ready for an engaging, hands-on class that will equip you to take the next step on your entrepreneurial journey. This workshop uses the Business Model Canvas, a strategic tool that can be used to develop a new business model or document an existing one. You will learn the who, what, why, when, and how of the Business Model Canvas, including its essential building blocks, its relationship to your formal business plan, and its effectiveness throughout the life of your business. Leave with the skills and knowledge you need to grow your business.

Facilitator: Laurel Romanella

Laurel Romanella is an attorney, business advisor, and passionate sparkplug. As founder of Laurel Co., she pours her energy, inspiration, and joy into entrepreneurs, sparking the growth, balance, and forward motion needed to thrive in business.

Driven by a passion for guiding and connecting others, Laurel has coached and consulted with small and large businesses in various industries since 2009. Her legal credentials are backed by 16 years’ executive and risk management experience. And as an entrepreneur and local investor herself, Laurel has a proven track record of helping owners navigate the endlessly unique demands of operating a successful business.

Laurel maintains 100% repeat business among her large and growing network of clients across the United States.From serving on the YMCA board to motherhood, Laurel approaches everything in life with zeal. At the end of an exhilarating day, Laurel can be found paddle boarding, watching basketball, or buried in a good mystery novel.

As event seating is limited, we regret that walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Please register to reserve your seat.

Free parking will be available in the YWCA lot behind the building at the corner of Weston Division. Metered parking and City ramps are available during the day and are free after 5:00 pm.
When arriving at the YWCA for your scheduled class, please use the building’s intercom at the entrance to gain access to the building.

Hosted By
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
Phone: (616) 458-3404