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6 weeks, every Tuesday
8:00 a.m. – Noon
September 12 – October 17, 2017
What exactly do you get with the BOLD Business Boot Camp?
You will get a brand new, WordPress based website. WordPress powers almost 19% of all websites. It is easy to use, very powerful and stable. It also looks great. The website you will get will include your new logo, content created at the boot camp, your video and your headshots. Your new website will include a home, about, contact and blog page. You will receive some basic website training to allow you to make changes in the future. Naturally, if you ever want to add more or change something, it will be easy to do.
You will get 1 year of hosting for your new website. You will have easy access to make changes, if necessary. The web hosting will be with a trusted company that has served us well for years.
Real Email Address
You may have an email address. This will be a more professional email address. You will get an email address of email@example.com. This will avoid the unprofessional firstname.lastname@example.org that so many new start-ups use.
Domain Name for Your Website
With your new website you will get a professional, easy to find, type and tell your users what you do. Our content strategists will find a domain name for you that your customers can easily find you with, remember and use. You will own this domain name to keep forever, if you wish. The domain name will be paid for an entire year.
You will receive a professionally designed logo. Your logo is what people will see everywhere they see your business. On social media pages, business cards, brochures, everywhere. You need a compelling logo that you love and that conveys to your audience what you do.
You will receive a professionally taken and edited video. This will be a video of you describing your business to your audience. You will use the video on your website, social media and other marketing channels. The video will be recorded at the boot camp itself in a studio we have setup. The video will have background music, your logo and most importantly, you!
You will receive a professionally taken and edited head shots. These photographs can be used in all of your marketing material, including your social media profiles. A beautiful head shot can bring recognition to you as well as your brand. Many start-ups fail to take the time to get professional photographs done. Selfies don’t always work in business. The head shots will be taken in a studio we set up at the boot camp. The photographer will instruct you on day one what to wear/not to wear, etc. This will lead to a professional image of you to distribute everywhere.
You will receive 500 professionally designed and printed business cards. These business cards will utilize your logo and slogan, as well as real email address and web domain name. The best part is, with the included networking, you will be able to give and take other business cards. Business cards are something you get so you can give them away.
You will receive 250 professionally designed and printed rack cards. Rack cards are marketing pieces that are about 3 1/2 inches wide and 8 1/2 inches tall. They are double sided and printed on a heavier paper. You can use these on displays, trade shows or ad places that potential customers may visit. These rack cards will utilize your logo and slogan, as well as real email address and web domain name. Rack cards are the replacement for old-fashioned brochures.
You will receive a professionally designed and printed three foot wide banner. You can use your new banner for tradeshows, in your store or wherever you have the need to show off what you can do that is visible from far away such as displays, trade shows or ad places that potential customers may visit. These banners will utilize your logo and slogan.
Legal Entity Creation
You will receive an LLC as well as an Employee Identification Number along with your state tax IDs. These are necessary to be legal and to limit your liability. Your business and personal assets should be kept separate. These will help you accomplish that.
You will receive a Facebook page for your business with a professionally designed header. Social media is a must have for most businesses. In addition to the actual creation of the Facebook page, we will help you create posts and train you on future content creation.
You will receive a Twitter account for your business with a professionally designed header. Social media is a must have for most businesses. In addition to the actual creation of the Twitter account, we will help you create posts and train you on future content creation.
You will receive a LinkedIn account for your business with a professionally designed header. LinkedIn is the Facebook of business. Many business owners use LinkedIn as their rolodex to connect people they know to each other. It is also a great platform to get noticed and to post your content. In addition to the actual creation of the LinkedIn account, we will help you create posts and train you on future content creation. We have a speaker specifically at the boot camp for creating a killer LinkedIn profile.
You will receive a YouTube account for your business with a professionally designed header. YouTube is the second most visited non-porn website. Video is growing and YouTube is at the heart of that growth. It is also a great platform to get noticed and to post your content. In addition to the actual creation of the YouTube account, we will post your new video and train you on future content creation.
You will receive three months of business coaching for your business with a professional business coach. When starting and running a business, it can be tough to stay on track. A business coach will help guide you during and after the boot camp. In addition, you will team up with other students to keep each other accountable. There are two things that will kill a business: 1) lack of drive and 2) lack of resourcefulness. Your business coach will help you with both of those.
Plus you get training on:
Your business will make money. Cash flow issues can kill an otherwise great business. This training will teach you how to manage when and how you pay vendors, keep accurate records and generally keep the flow of money smooth throughout your business.
Your business will take a lot of your time to build and enjoy. Time management issues can kill an otherwise great business owner. More stress can be related to this issue than most others in business. You need to know how to spend your time to avoid wasting it. This training will teach you how to manage your time, to get more done in less time and be more productive because of it. Action does not necessarily equal useful activity.
This training will give you some strategies to use for creating valuable and useful content for your clients and potential customers. This session will get you ideas for blogs, social media posts, ad strategies as well as content for your website. You know what you want to say, but do you really know how to say it?
Customer Service Training
You know you are great at what you do. Do your customers have the trust they need to actually hire you? Or more importantly, refer you for additional business? This session will delve into the world of building trust and relationships with customers to improve your image as well as your bottom line.
If nobody knows your business exists, will it survive? You need to tell the world, or at least the people that would buy from you, that you do exist, you are great and they need to come and check you out! This marketing strategy segment even includes an additional one hour 1on1 marketing strategy session outside of the boot camp to use when you see fit.
How do you get the money you need to start and operate your business? In this session, you will learn how to present your business to banks, credit unions and other agencies to illustrate just what they want so you can get the capital you need.
When walking into a room of strangers, what do you do? Do you hang out and watch them all mingle or do you mingle? This session will teach you how to become a great networker that can meet people, connect with them and connect them to other people. This will make a web of influence with you at the center. You will use your new business cards to meet, greet and make magic happen in an environment that would otherwise scare untrained professionals.
Understanding Financial Statements
This session will teach you how to read your profit and loss statements as well as your balance sheet. You need to know where you are in order to help define where you want to go. Knowing the numbers of your business can help you know how to improve them.
This session will teach you how to plan, pay and avoid unnecessary taxes on you and your business. Taxes are inevitable, but overpaying them is not a great strategy. This session will teach you tips and tricks to keep your business operating in a tax efficient way.
The liability you may take on with your business is real. Without the right protection you can lose more than your business. With this session on commercial insurance, you will learn what coverage to have, what is practical and what is legal. Many business owners are not aware of what is available for insurance and what they truly need.
HR and Employees
If there is one thing that you must know about beyond cash flow, it is employees. Even when working with subcontractors you need to know certain things that may not necessarily be common sense. Do you have an employee handbook? How do you tell if you have an employee or a subcontractor? How do you pay employees? What happens if an employee gets hurt? These are all questions that will be answered and more at this session.
How will you accept payments for your business? Will you accept cash, check, credit cards, Bitcoin? How will you process payments? Will you use Paypal, Stripe, Square or some other merchant service provider? This session will make clear the best way for you to accept payments.
Operational Systems & Strategy
This session will help you get systems in place for smooth operation of your business when you are and are not around. What improvements will need to be made at what time? You want to do it all, but often you cannot due to outside circumstances. This session will help you know how to make faster, better decisions and to implement the decisions you made. A business owners most powerful tool is their ability to make fast decisions.
Work Life Balance
If ever there was an overused phrase that was misunderstood, this is it. You need to keep tabs on what you spend your time on so you are not taking away from your relationships. You also want to avoid burnout. This session will give you simple strategies to implement to keep work at work and play at play.
Getting home from a hard day of work and feeling too tired to enjoy your time off is no good. How do you get all you need to done and still function well enough to play with your kids, go on a date or just relax without falling asleep? The secrets to maintaining or increasing your energy level will be taught throughout the boot camp. How else do we expect you to actually retain this knowledge. We also have a DJ in the room with us, ready to boost your energy level, if needed. This boot camp will be more fun than you ever thought possible at an event like this.
We keep adding extra things to the BOLD Business Boot Camp. We have a few surprises and prizes for the attendees. Our job is to help you get your business up and moving. You will love what we add to this list.
Meet the experts that will be training you:
Draw In Customers Business Coaching
James Kademan has been beating a path towards success for quite a while. Having started businesses, running businesses and helping others start and run businesses James can be politely described as a relentless follower of consistent improvement. He strives to get people to challenge themselves to go beyond what they had ever hoped to become. Turns out they like that.
E. W. Fedosky
WebWrights Digital Marketing & Web Design
Ed has spent the last 10 years honing the craft of creating Websites that actually convert Website visitors into new customers and clients. He can show you what it takes and help make it happen. Doesn’t your business need more leads, more customers, more sales? Of course it does. Get Ed’s help so your business takes off strong.
Strategic Marketing Partners
My Grandma Shelby was a wild-thing, the life of the party. Her brand was: “Fun, Outgoing, Wild!”
Grandma Evie was calm, always tending to everyone’s needs and someone who I could talk to without judgment. Her brand was: “Reliable, Dedicated, Wise.”
My grannies had their own brands. You knew exactly what you were going to get being around them. You knew what they stood for and how they’d make you feel. I call this the Granny-Test… would your business pass?
Be Known for Something. Make People Feel Something. In it’s simplest form, that is what it means to have a brand. The process to develop your brand strategy however, is not always simple. Developing a valued brand involves a lot of thought, evaluation and consistent effort.
I help businesses grow by building their brand. I do this by being a highly skilled problem solver, people-relater, strategic, creative and forward-thinking.
Midwest Family Marketing
My strategic management / marketing career started 24 years ago. I was about 7 years old when I used to park cars for the Badger Football Games. One year nobody was parking, I asked my dad what the deal was. He said the team wasn’t very good so nobody was going to the games. I told him they needed to fire the coach, get a new one so the team would be better, win more games and then more people would attend. That way more people would need parking, I could fill the lot, make a bunch of money and head up to the local grocery store and get my fix of Tootsie Rolls and Cheetos. The very next year the University fired the coach and hired Barry Alverez!
What I learned from parking cars and making money is that the more money I made, the more stuff I could get. I started selling Lemonade. Lemonade sales were great until it got cold. So I started selling hot apple cider instead. I made a killing from this! I used to sell cucumbers out of my parents garden, washed cars, set up mini restaurants in my yard, wrote plays and went around getting donations, the list goes on and on.
Today I help other businesses with ideas on how they too can generate more sales.
Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC
As an attorney at Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC (“KEW”) in Madison, Wisconsin, Jessica handles employment law matters for businesses and represents landlords in all aspects of landlord-tenant law. Whether she is navigating the complex maze of regulations, providing advice on getting rid of that problem employee or problem tenant, or providing an appropriately aggressive defense when a claim or dispute has been filed against a client before a court or government agency, Jessica is there for her clients every step of the way. Jessica has been working with clients in the Madison area for over 13 years and enjoys getting to know her client’s business, case, or legal issue intimately so that she can provide the best representation possible. Jessica and her partners at KEW also handle all types of civil litigation, family law, and assist businesses with various legal needs. The attorneys at KEW take their clients seriously, put them first, and collaborate with them to approach sensible solutions.
Janet is originally from Columbus, WI and moved to Madison in 1986 to pursue her undergraduate degree.
After managing her own day care business, Janet went back to school for accounting at Upper Iowa University, while working full-time in an administrative position. She went on to join Sorge CPA in 2006.
When she’s not balancing her debits and credits, Janet likes spending time with her children. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and playing volleyball.
One of our most important goals is to provide you with a process improvement system that will generate the most wealth for you while reducing the amount of time you need to spend running your business. This process centers on identifying key reports and tasks on which the business owner needs to focus in order to generate the best return on investment and have the most fun.
Photography by John Lang
I’ve been a professional photographer for over 47 years in commercial studios, portrait and wedding studios, corporate photography and video production. I specialize in professional photographs for business professionals.
Green Clock Films
Zach Nigh is a serial entrepreneur who has started and run several successful companies including three in the video production industry. His strong leadership is felt on set of any shoot where he is directing and making the process easy and effective. When he isn’t closing business deals and directing top notch films he is letting his competitive nature shine through playing several sports and being a dedicated family man to his wife and two children.
Andrea Hughes is the Regional Project Director for Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) which assists people with starting and growing their small businesses.
She is responsible for the overall coordination of the WWBIC services at the South Central office which include one-on-one counseling, business education programs, and small business loan funding.
Andrea has owned two successful businesses, Event Management Company which specialized in Agri-tourism events, and Madison Food Explorers, a walking food tour company.
Prior to her work at WWBIC she was an instructional design manager at CUNA, INC. At that time, she designed educational programs, like the business lending school, to assist credit unions with developing their business services and lending programs.
Andrea earned bachelor degrees in Communication Arts and Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Monica is a licensed insurance agent with M3 Insurance dedicated to serving the needs of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
She is passionate about supporting small businesses and nonprofits in my community and enjoy using my 20+ years of insurance experience to help protect their organizations.
Her specialties include assisting small businesses (those who employ 50 or fewer employees) with focus on nonprofit organizations and manufacturers.
Mason Tikkanen serves the merchant processing needs of small businesses all over the country. Hi no-nonsense approach to getting you the easiest, most cost effective solution has saved many companies thousands of dollars. His experience working with companies of all sizes has made him a man with the answers in regards to payment processing for your business.
In Business Magazine
Terri McCarthy, multi-media strategist with In Business Magazine, will discuss what to consider when constructing a business-to-business ad. She will share her 10 plus years of experience as a multi-media strategist and 25 years of media-planning in a business-to-business environment to offer insights on business-to-business advertising.
As a business and intellectual property attorney, Erin works with clients to find the best combination of protection for any given asset. By looking at the entire business and transaction, Erin can help you determine the best combination of patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secret, and contract to best identify, protect, and monetize your assets and innovations.
Her specialties include: Trademarks, copyrights, licensing, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
Impact Virtual Services
Since 1995 Jodi has been providing executive administrative support to Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, and non-profit organizations. In 2006 she decided to ditch the corporate world, take a huge risk, and start her own company, impact Virtual Services.
In addition to Virtual Assistant services, she and her team have grown impact to include complementary divisions in Association Management, PR & Marketing, Event Planning, and Social Media. Through working with both local as well as international clients, Jodi has become an industry expert in how and when to outsource projects in order to maximize expertise and profits.
The Essay Expert
Brenda Bernstein is the owner of The Essay Expert LLC and author of the #1 Amazon best-seller, How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile. A compelling speaker, award-winning businesswoman and top-certified resume writer, Brenda has worked with hundreds of professionals and executives who understand the value of an effective LinkedIn profiles.
Brenda is one of a handful of Certified Master Resume Writers (CMRWs) and Certified Executive Resume Masters (CERMs) worldwide. She holds an English degree from Yale and a J.D. from NYU, both with honors. Her team of award-winning writers insert the “wow” factor into every client’s writing project!
Kirsty Blattner is passionate about helping people shift from a place of stress, overwhelm and burnout – to relaxation, clarity and motivation. Kirsty’s experienced the frustration as well as the joys of being a service provider and loves sharing her tool belt of knowledge, personal experience and coaching techniques. Her joy is seeing people transform their lives and taking steps toward living a life they love. Kirsty will be speaking on work/life balance.
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Bold Business Boot Camp FAQ
Yes. A thousand times yes.
Yes. James Kademan offers business coaching in small group as well as 1 on 1. Please call (608)210-2221 or email email@example.com.
James Kademan has taught many entrepreneurs over the years and has discovered that the feeling of overwhelm comes upon them unnecessarily very often. Once you get a solid team of great vendors that are aligned with the purpose of helping fellow business owners, you have a great start. If you add in the drive of a business coach like James that accepts no excuses and pushes to get stuff done faster than you believe possible, almost instantly you have a solid recipe for success. The backend of all that will go on to make all of this a reality for you and your business is nothing shy of a miracle from an outsider. To you it will be a blessing. To the team pulling it off, it will be business as usual.
Yes. Fresh Market Madison has an elevator as well as handicap accessible restrooms available. We will make every accommodation possible to help our handicap students. If you are handicap, please let us know ahead of time so we can make any necessary accommodations.
Yes. Food will be provided throughout the boot camp. There will be few (if any) breaks, so you are welcome to get up and snack as you wish. We just ask that you keep as quiet as possible to avoid distracting your fellow students.
There will always be something that will make you late or unable to attend something important. Life happens. Fortunately you will have the opportunity to purchase the video recording of the boot camp series. This is already included for the Platinum Pass to the boot camp. In addition, your 1 on 1 business coaching sessions will allow you to get up to speed with your fellow students.
The Bold Business Boot Camp packs a lot of material, education and tangible items in a short amount of time. The value of the boot camp is estimated at around $40,000, not including time or opportunity cost for doing this all on your own. Currently, we do not have many discounts available.
You will receive a WordPress based website. This allows you to make changes to your website (if you want) in the future easily. Your website will include the domain name, web hosting and basic search engine optimization setup. Your website will also include your new video and head shot as well as links to your social media pages. The value of this website alone is higher than the cost of the boot camp.
If you would like additional options or changes to what we have created for you (EG: adding an appointment scheduling option to your website or foil stamping on business cards) we have many additional add-ons available. These can be added by our team of trusted vendors during or after the boot camp.
Yes. It is amazing how starting a business can put a lot of things that you should have done on a list that never gets done. This boot camp may help you complete a lot of what you have on that list.
This is a long list. We keep adding to the list based on feedback and discovering new and exciting opportunities for start-ups. Check out the list above and visit: www.boldbusinessbootcamp.com.
James Kademan of Draw In Customers Business Coaching will be hosting the event. A number of other speakers will be presenting on their specific area of expertise. You can find the entire list, with bios at www.boldbusinessbootcamp.com.
The boot camp was designed with the start-up business in mind. It will be likely that most attendees already have some of the things provided. What you already have done may be replaced by the boot camp materials or you can skip the specific portion you already have entirely. No Discounts will be given due to the already incredibly low price for all that you get. We do have the option for attendance only.
Coming up with a price point that allows start-ups to join us as well as get the students the quality of product and training that they need was a tough lesson in navigation. Perhaps next time we do this we will charge more. For now, consider this the deal of your business lifetime.
Dress for this event will be business casual. There will be some movement (it is a boot camp) and the event will last for more than four hours, so you want to be comfortable. That said, you will be making a first impression on a room full of potential customers.
Call (608)210-2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
The Fresh Market Madison has a parking ramp on Lake Street. Your parking will be validated, so parking is FREE!
The sooner you register for the Bold Business Boot Camp, the more $$$ you will save.
Schedule #1 – until June 30th: $2800 – 1 time payment until June 30th or $750/month for 4 months (June, July, August, September).
Schedule #2 until July 31st: $3600 – 1 time payment or $1275/month for 3 months ( July, August, September)
Schedule #3 until August 31st: $4200 – 1 time payment or $2200/month for 2 months (August, September)
Schedule #4 until class starts (September 12th): $5200 – 1 time payment
You could skip this BOLD Business Boot Camp and do everything yourself. Some of this will just cost you a lot of time, but much of it will cost money.
In addition the training you will receive over the six weeks retails for over $6,000. With all of this combined you will have a value of over $20,000 for a fraction of that. And of course, you will not be the one hunched over a desk putting all of this together. It will be done for you.
Realistically, will you do all of this to get your business started? It is crazy to think that anyone would deliberately go down a checklist for their business. Though that is the best, most efficient way to start your business. With the BOLD Business Boot Camp, all of this and more will be done for you. Without this boot camp, you will have a to-do list that will continually grow as you juggle between running your business and trying to play catch-up to what you should have done months ago. Your business may falter. You owe it to your business to get it started quickly, easily and beautifully. The BOLD Business Boot Camp is the most efficient way to get all of this work done.
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us via phone: (608)210-2221 or email: email@example.com