Level 2 – Learn Business Skills
Learn Business Skills
This course is a 1 on 1 instruction program intended for food industry entrepreneurs and /or companies who are in the early stages, or first two years, of their business, and is sometimes referred to as the start-up or incubator stage.
How It Works
Paired: You are paired with an instructor that has subject matter expertise in your track.
Meeting Dates, Times and Location: Once paired you meet 1 on 1 with the instructor to once a week for 8 weeks. The dates and times agreed based on the instructor and your availability.
Meetings are held at our offices located at 51 S Grove Ave Elgin, IL 60120. Upon request and when applicable the instructor will and can travel to you to learn details about your business operations, capabilities, and or items as it relates to your business plan.
Business Plan: within 8 weeks you’ll have a live fluid business plan created uniquely to your business ideas, capabilities, and budget.
Dream Hall: Conduct a popup at Dream Hall Elgin to test, showcase, and or introduce your products and services. Popups are conducted and negotiated directly with the Dream Hall team. All popups carry a revenue sharing model.
Dream Kitchen: Receive a $1000 credit to Dream Kitchen Elgin or Lake In Hills
Dream HUB Pitch: All alumni in the that have gone through Dream EDU during the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd quarter with completed business plans will be invited to pitch to a panel of business leaders and experts 1 month before the Annual State of Dream event hosted of Dream HUB on small business Saturday in November. During the State of Dream Event, 3 prizes will be awarded to the announced winners.
1st Place – $2000
2nd Place – $1000
3rd Place – $500
What We Teach and Do
Week 1: Personality and/or team assessment. Understand your strengths and weaknesses is a key factor to succeeding. Discuss the current Business Concept/Operations
Week 2: Setting your direction within the industry and discussing real-life challenges unique to your direction and business track.
Week 3: Organization and Staffing. What roles you’ll need to fill and determine what roles you’ll need to play while you scale your operations.
Week 4: Operations. How to manage your current operations and discuss simple performance indicators that when tracked can indicate how operations are performing.
Week 5: Marketing Plans discussed and various techniques and options explored.
Week 6: Financial Plan. What you need to track and why.
Week 7 – 8: Bring the plan full circle and finalize.
Week 9: Alumni support services activated and discussed.
- Lectures 11
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 16 hours
- Skill level All Levels
- Language English
- Students 25
- Assessments Yes