Aspiring entrepreneurs: Transform your idea into a thriving business
Three-Part Workshop Series
An impending economic slowdown may appear daunting for young, aspiring entrepreneurs. With the right approach one can create space for innovative ideas and find opportunities to fill gaps in the market with niche products and services. Are you an entrepreneur looking to transform your idea into a thriving business or grow your newly launched small business? Register today for the free, virtual, three-part Rock My Business workshop series, presented by Futurpreneur and RBC Future Launch. The series provides you with the tools to develop your idea, formalize your business plan and create a viable cashflow-all while connecting you with fellow entrepreneurs across Canada.
Note: Complete the Business Plan and Cash Flow workshops to qualify for free one-on-one coaching from one of our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.
RBC Rock My Business Startup Awards: Eight entrepreneurs, $10k each
Futurpreneur and RBC want to help you launch your startup and are awarding eight young, aspiring entrepreneurs $10k to take their small businesses to the next level. Apply here.
Business idea needs work?
Complete the workshops at your convenience - take the workshops over one week, or spread out over different times/dates!
Workshop 1: Rock My Business Idea
Ensure your idea is viable before developing a business plan.
You'll learn how to spot and overcome key obstacles to business viability, and how to meet short-term goals against timelines.
Note: If you've already firmed up your business idea-or if you've recently launched a new business-and are ready to create a solid business plan, proceed directly to workshop 2, Rock My Business Plan.
Workshop 2: Rock My Business Plan
Develop a robust business plan.
You'll learn how to write the four main sections of the business plan: Company Profile, Marketing Activities, Market Research, and Operations.
Note: We recommend that all participants also register for the subsequent workshop, Rock My Cash Flow.
Workshop 3: Rock My Cash Flow
You'll learn how to complete the Start Up Cost and Cash Flow sections of the business plan, create realistic sales forecasts, and complete the first draft of the start-up costs and first month sales and expenses.
Note: Participation (with camera) is highly encouraged throughout the workshops (with the exception of breaks), as we will encourage participation in breakout rooms, open collaboration and the sharing of ideas. As such, we ask that you have a working webcam or built-in camera, as well as a working microphone. To foster collaboration and focus, we request that all attendees join from a quiet space with minimal background distraction.