The Flow of Entrepreneurship - Anticipating the Challenges
Are you interested in starting a business or someday growing your existing small business? During this event, you will get a first-hand look at potential challenges and ways to be prepared when they do arise. Our speakers will walk you through the typical flow of entrepreneurship, while sharing lessons learned from their own experiences of owning a business.
During this Business Briefing, you will learn concepts you can put into action such as:
Starting the Business
How much money do I need to start a business?
What are some unknown costs that could arise?
What do I need to do to create efficient systems for my business?
Scaling the Business
How can I be prepared for the unexpected challenges that come up?
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to budgeting for staff, signage, leasing a space, etc.
Scaling my business into the next level has been frustrating. Is this normal?
How do I know when to start removing myself from the business and start trusting others?
Exiting the business
I love my business. Why would I want to think about an exit strategy?
Capacity is limited to 15 people total for the event in person. No limit for virtual attendees.
Please note that there are options to attend this event in person or virtually. If attending in person, masks must be worn at all times when in the UCCS building.
Cindy Rayfield, Owner of Franchise Matchmakers and Cookie Cutters Hair Salons
Cindy worked in Corporate America for over 20 years before breaking the corporate chains in 2001. Early in the business ownership game, Cindy got good at the “jobby” (turning a hobby into a job) selling artsy crafty items – way before Etsy was even a thing. Since then, she has owned a few different businesses including a website and copywriting business, a publication franchise and a consulting practice. She is now a multi-unit owner of a children’s haircare franchise. Cindy loves all things franchising and has been a franchise broker since 2009, helping other find the perfect franchise fit. She is also a proud Colorado native and a graduate of the University of Denver.
Thomas Duening, UCCS
Thomas Duening is the El Pomar Chair of Business & Entrepreneurship, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, and Chair of the Management Department in the UCCS College of Business. Dr. Duening earned his MA and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was previously the Director of the Entrepreneurial Programs Office in the Ira A Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University. Duening is the author of numerous academic journal articles and 19 books on business, management, and entrepreneurship. His most recent book: Technology Entrepreneurship: Taking Innovation to the Marketplace, was published in Spring 2021. Duening has founded eleven companies, both for profit and non-profit, over a 37-year career in entrepreneurship.