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Business Planning for Profitability Accelerator

Currently Accepting Applications for 2024 Cohorts



Are you ready to turn your business concept into a compelling plan that attracts investors and lenders? In today's competitive market, having a solid business plan is essential for securing funding and achieving profitability.

Our comprehensive program is designed to guide you through every step of the business planning process, from exploring various business models to preparing a pitch deck that captures attention. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or new to business ownership, our expert instructors will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed.

In this course, you'll embark on a transformative journey where you will:

  • Explore Various Business Models: Understand different business models and discover which one suits your venture best.

  • Calculate Revenue for Profitability: Learn to crunch the numbers and determine the revenue needed to achieve profitability.

  • Establish Operating Budget: Master the art of budgeting to ensure efficient use of resources and maximize profits.

  • Set Realistic Sales Goals and Salary: Set achievable sales targets and determine a reasonable salary for yourself while ensuring the financial health of your business.

  • Identify Funding Needs and Access Capital: Understand the intricacies of funding requirements and explore diverse avenues to access the capital your business needs to thrive.

  • Develop/Refine Your Business Plan: Transform your ideas into a comprehensive and convincing business plan that outlines your strategies and financial projections.

  • Prepare a Pitch Deck and Presentation: Craft a compelling pitch deck and hone your presentation skills to effectively communicate your business idea to potential investors and lenders.

By the end of this program, you'll emerge with a robust business plan and the confidence to pitch your idea to investors and lenders. Don't let your business dreams remain just concepts - join us and turn them into profitable enterprises.


Preferred Industries

Below is a list of high-growth industries that have benefited from the program. Other industries are encouraged to apply.

Professional & Business Services

Government Solutions

Education & Health

Retail & Trade



Financial Services


Wholesale Trade




Program Benefits

  • Increase the promotion of your business as a graduate via social media and press releases.

  • Be a part of an exclusive alumni network for continuous support and resources from other business owners.  

  • Expand your professional network and open doors to collaboration and partnership opportunities.

  • Build confidence in your entrepreneurial and strategic decision-making abilities.

  • Improve your prospects of securing funding from investors, lenders, and/or grant programs.

Program Investment

Participation in this program is at no cost and is fully subsidized by Rev1 Ventures and the Franklin County Commissioners.


Participants must live and operate a business in Central Ohio and must be able to attend in-person classes.  Acceptance into the program is determined by type of business and business concept.

2024 Cohort Dates

Thursdays, 6pm - 7:30pm | Columbus, OH

  • Winter Cohort: Jan 11 - Mar 14

  • Spring Cohort: Apr 4 - Jun 6

  • Summer Cohort: Jun 20 - Aug 29

  • Fall Cohort: Sep 5 - Nov 7

For more information about this program, contact 614-528-4138 or register for the next information session.

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5 Years of Training

Aventi launched the Business Planning for Profitability in 2019 serving businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


160 Enrolled

Aventi accepts an average of 15 business owners to participate in each cohort offered multiple times per year.


95 Graduates

About 60% of business owners have completed the training and pitched their businesses to advisors and funders.


This experience with Aventi has given me the structure, tools and confidence to take my lifelong dream to a possible reality.  My business had been established and operating but I was not making money and basically paying out of my own pocket to fund it.  Aventi has shown me a true business approach to turn that around and I am forever grateful.  The 1:1s with Mrs. Dee were invaluable and I appreciate all of the nuggets of information we learned each week.   I am so happy that I pushed myself through it and listened to the leaders who made sure I had their support. Thank you Aventi!

Kyra Crockett Hodge | The ONUS Project


I have learned so much from this course, it has definitely been life changing personally and for my business ventures!

Markita Cumberlander | Eleven 11 Behavioral Solutions


This course is the right combination of independent learning, community-based growth and foundational building blocks.  So glad I signed up! Thank you, Team Aventi!

Johari Mitchell | Words in the World


I left this 9-week course feeling confident and empowered in my business. I was given all the necessary tools to maintain a successful business. I was challenged to think outside the box and I learned so much.

Bessie Jackson

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