Tag - #FortWorthStartups

Choose Your Own Exit: De-pivot Your Way To Product-Market Fit

What would you do if you knew that the startup you've invested your career and capital into building to solve today's problems had a 50% chance of being unfit for the market in 5 years? That's exactly the question, and fate, that entrepreneurs and innovators' live with every day. Customer experience and market studies help, but here's the problem: they're already expired when you start operating. They won't help you get fit for what clients will want in 5, 10, or more years from now. What you need is to leave history behind, and turn to the future. In this...

Pitch Night for CTL’s Level Up Microenterprise Program

The Center for Transforming Lives is thrilled to invite you to our eight-week no-cost microenterprise program's PITCH NIGHT. Our eight-week program equips entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to grow or start a small business and after each cohort, participants pitch their businesses to the local community, seeking valuable feedback. If you enjoy witnessing the success of entrepreneurs, we would be delighted to have you join us for our upcoming Pitch Night on December 15th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to provide valuable feedback to passionate entrepreneurs and be a part of...

Daisy McCarty: Learn How to Market to Early Adopters

This presentation will cover how startups can get their first customers and start scaling from one-on-one sales/business development to one-to-many marketing to drive market validation and results faster. Daisy McCarty will address critical questions and provide real-life examples of companies making decisions and trying the various strategies and tactics: How do I define my "early adopters" - those most likely to have an urgent need/desire for what I offer and a high enough risk tolerance to try something new? How do I communicate the value of my product/service/idea to this target audience? What are some effective ways to get my first customers or...

Funding Your Non Profit Organization

This Workshop is where you can learn how to research the various funding options that are available for your non profit organization. In addition, you'll learn about the Fundraising laws, how to market on social platforms, and so much more! We can give some basic guidance in order to help you make your fundraising journey a success! We will cover the following funding options: -Funding Your Non profit -Monetary Donations -In-Kind Donations -Service Fees -Unrelated Income -Grants & Grant Writing

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business

Do you dream about starting a business? You're not alone - millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. If you're ready to branch out on your own, this workshop is for you. Proper planning is key. One myth is that the majority of small businesses fail. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, after two years in business, the majority of startups succeed; after five years, about half fail and half succeed. Proper planning and hard work is the only way to guard against failure. You are on the right track with...

10 Big Mistakes…….

Buying a franchise can be risky if you don’t have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Choosing the concept best suited to your skills, personality, and long-term objectives is critical. This session will tell you what mistakes to avoid while helping you manage risk by laying out success strategies. A Franchise Attorney will also provide advice on important things to look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document and Agreement.

A Seat at the Table, Empowering Women to Succeed

Women’s participation in leadership is critical to innovation and to solving the most pressing problems of our time. This session is about empowering women to succeed in the workplace, in their careers, and in their businesses. In this session participants will understand why and how women can gain seats at the table, we'll discuss some of the obstacles women face such as Imposter Syndrome, Gender bias, and Gender pay gap, just to name a few. We'll provide best practices, tools, and resources to help individuals (men, women, and those who identify as non-binary) leverage the strength of women in their organizations...

How to Write a Focused Business Plan

In this workshop you will gain understanding why we plan and the three questions that will determine success or failure. We'll also learn key items like. How do I price? What will this cost? and What is my financial return? We will cover: The concept of planning for today and the future The three fundamental questions that determine everything else Are you writing a novel or a short story? What will it cost me to get started What are my monthly costs How...

Maximizing your Social Media for the holidays

Who Should Attend: Any business owner or entrepreneur who wants to sharpen their social media marketing tactics for the holidays. What You'll Learn: Effective techniques to captivate your audience with holiday-themed content. Leverage trending hashtags. Optimize your social media profiles for a festive look and feel. Walk away from this discussion equipped with actionable knowledge on creating compelling holiday content that resonates with your target audience, leveraging user-generated content to build community, and strategically planning and scheduling your social media posts for maximum impact. Learn how to monitor feedback, respond to inquiries, and utilize analytics to measure your success and refine your approach for future...