Did you know that the Emerging Enterprise Center (EEC) hosts a series of business growth workshops that are open to the public and discounted to NCC Chamber of Commerce members?
The EEC began as an initiative that came out of the NCC Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council (EDC). In 2008, the EDC saw a need for a place to help baby businesses from failing in the first 5 years. The EEC’s vision and mission is to develop business skills for early staged businesses so that they can grow and generate jobs with a sustainable and scalable business model. The EEC is a 501(c)3, separate entity from the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. However, the two entities work hand and hand with each other to partner with resources, events, and making connections for its members. The EEC continues to expand its programs by leveraging the NCC Chamber of Commerce resources, facilities, and initiatives. One of the initiatives the EEC does is to create business growth workshops and seminars that are designed to focus on critical skills needed to develop value propositions, product and business marketing, and sales. Each workshop has a networking portion and hands on experiences so that each type of business can walk away with skills that they can apply to their business right away.
The beauty of these
workshops, like in running your business, is that there is no set beginning,
and no end. Based on the situation or opportunity, you jump right in and work
towards a solution. And, nothing happens in a vacuum. Everything you do, every
decision you make is connected to something else in the business. It’s all
about consistency: consistency in your brand, in your message, in your
execution. The key is the process you take. Each topic offers a strategic and
hands-on context that allows business owners and their appropriate employees a
chance to learn from business professionals, on how to work smarter,
not harder, to grow the business.
There are two types of Business Growth Workshops/Seminars. Our interactive Growth Wheel Workshops use a variety of worksheets and tools that focus on making decisions and taking action. The Growth Wheel® is a toolbox built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and is available to Growth Wheel Certified Business Advisors and Educators. It was designed around the observation that all businesses, regardless of industry, size or life stage, have four common and consistent challenges: they must create and maintain an attractive Business Concept, build a strong Organization behind it, develop lasting Client Relations, and do so while maintaining profitable Operations. The Growth Wheel’s systematic approach helps entrepreneurs build their businesses through an action-oriented process that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work.
Each Growth Wheel workshop is complemented by our “Learn
with the Experts” Seminars led by industry and subject
matter experts. Our Learn with the Experts Seminars are designed to bring
together Growth Wheel® learning with real world practice. The EEC hosts experts
that illustrate how lessons, strategies, decisions, and tactics discussed
during Growth Wheel workshops are or can be applied in the entrepreneurial,
business and corporate world. These experts range in backgrounds and expertise,
including business, academic and professional.
Both workshop types are not accredited
business education workshops. These workshops are business growth training workshops
for business owners, managers, and all employees of small and mid-size
businesses. Anyone can attend these workshops, however EEC and Chamber members
receive discounted rates.
You can find information on these workshops
on the NCC Chamber of Commerce calendar
or on the EEC website under Business Growth Workshops.