Programs at The Commons

Business Bootcamp

Have you always wanted to be your own boss?  Whether you plan to start a part-time or full-time business, this fun and informative workshop will show you how to successfully turn your dream into a reality.

What to Expect

You’ll discover how to properly set up your business and how to market your products and services. You’ll also learn about pricing, cash flow, financing, employees, taxes, business plans, and more.


Topic 1:

Business viability: vision for your business, what will you sell, who will you sell to, what’s going on in your industry, competitors, how will you differentiate, how will you market


Topic 2:

Startup Steps: Startup checklist, startup costs, sources for startup funds, startup timeframe, choose a legal entity, taxes, insurance


Topic 3:

Marketing: strategy/, plans, goals, target market, marketing mix, marketing sales cycles, testing and tracking


Topic 4:

Pricing: Overview of pricing, pricing products, pricing services


Topic 5:

Income and Cash Flow: flow of money in and out of business, 4 ways to make more money, sales projections, cost of good projections, gross profit projections, overhead and monthly expenses projections, breakeven, cash flow


Topic 6:

Day-To-Day Operations/Processes: workflow, policies and procedures, organizational chart, employees vs. independent contractors, payroll


Topic 7

Pricing: Overview of pricing, pricing products, pricing services


Those who have an idea for a business or are in the first 1-2 years of running a small business.


2 Days | Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm

Certified Facilitator 

Jennifer Croft

Self-employed since the age of twenty, Jennifer Croft, owner of 5 Minute Classes, has successfully started and run seven small businesses. Through her teaching and one-on-one consulting, she has helped more than 3,000 people start and run their own businesses.

Program Cost

Application Fee: Free

Standard Program Fee: $200

Tuition Assistance: Full or partial assistance available by request and based on financial need for applicants accepted for the program attendees. 

Upcoming Sessions


Sat/Sun, November 7 & 14

9 am – 4 pm, both days 



Sat/Sun, February 20 & 27

9 am – 4 pm, both days



Drop-in sessions are open to the public, but you must register in advance. See calendar above to register through the event.

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