Thursday, September 08, 2011

Seminar Idea

I am getting the urge to put together an entrepreneurial seminar. This would be either a one or two day lecture program for people who want to start their own business or wish to improve their existing business.

I am still working out the details, but I have a general idea of what I want to do. First, it would be held in the theater. I have great conference space for large and small groups. It would have to be classy, which means actual course materials, take home spreadsheet templates and lunch provided.

The seminar would cover as much real content as I could come up with. This is in contrast to the "Wealth" seminars that have a bunch of big name speakers and even more low level speakers who want to sell your their DVDs. Most of the content coming out of those programs is useless hype. I want my seminar to contain specific, useful information.

Of course, I need to figure out how much to charge for the program.


Anonymous said...

Well, since you will hold this at the theater, how many Zeus Points would it take to attend for free ;)

Rita said...

Hi Brett:
Before you launch into a one-or two-day seminar, check with area Chambers of Commerce (Charlottesville, for example) and the Small Business Administration to see what they are offering so you don't duplicate efforts and can offer something unique and useful.

What would be more useful in this economic environment is a one or two-day workshop on improving an existing business (to start off). During this event you can talk about avenues for promotion and how using social media can enhance and bolster business.

There are several ways to use public relations avenues to garner media attention as well. You can also partner with existing programs that offer continuing education options as well.

I'll email you additional info on my gmail acct.

Have a wonderful day!