Business Planning Courses

Learn how to start and grow your business at home with the help of Aventi Enterprises through collaborations with our community partners. Participants will learn the major steps in starting and growing a business, develop their business model and write a fundable business plan. Below is a list of course options to do so.


Business Planning for Profitability Essentials

Learn the essentials of developing your business plan, create a one-page plan, and prepare to present your plan in a class format.

Hosted & Sponsored by Academy for Community Entrepreneurs (ACE) at Central Community House
Location: Online - Cohort
Requirement: Must live in Franklin County, Ohio
Cost: No Charge Sponsored by ACE

CLICK HERE for upcoming dates and times for ACE Orientation.

Business Planning for Profitability Essentials + Coaching

Learn the essentials of developing your business plan, create a one-page plan, and prepare to present your plan. Receive one-on-one coaching to guide you through the process.
Hosted by Aventi Academy
Location: Online - Self-paced
Cost: $550



Her Way Business Builder Program
Program designed for women of color to help start or transform their business into a tech enabled company.
Hosted by Zora's House
Location: Online - Cohort
Cost: $100
Sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension Center
CLICK HERE to register for Orientation 

How to Grow Your Business with Contracts & Certifications Webinar

Learn how contracts can significantly add to your company's sales volume and how to leverage diversity certifications to acquire contracts. In this bi-monthly webinar, we will discuss the major certifications available in Ohio, the certifying agencies, the basic eligibility requirements of each certification and how to use certifications as a competitive advantage.  We will also invite special guests to share their successes and experiences with growing their businesses by using MBE, WBE, VBE, DBE and other diversity certifications. Any public changes or updates with these certification programs will also be discussed.

2021 Webinar Dates:

  • January 26 - Special Guest: Elizabeth Blount-McCormick  Click for Replay

  • March 10

  • May 11

  • July 15

  • September 16

  • November 25

to register.

Funding Your Business Webinar Series

Get your business funded! Join this FREE Webinar to learn about the funding opportunities available to you as a start-up and/or emerging small business! This webinar series will provide an overview of the current opportunities and up-to-date information on available business loans, crowdfunding, government funding, grants and more.

2021 Webinar Dates:

  • January 21 - Special Guest: Dwayne Lee, US Bank Business Development Specialist

  • March 25

  • May 12 

  • July 6 

  • September 9

  • November 11

All webinars will be hosted on Zoom at 6pm.

CLICK HERE to register.

Youth Entrepreneurship Exploration Program

This 5-week program is designed to expose youth ages 16 - 24 to the idea of entrepreneurship. Participants will learn what it takes to start a business, explore business ideas and develop a business model for their concept. Upon completion, participants will present their ideas and will have a business model framework they can test to determine if their business idea is feasible. This program is supported by the Franklin County AMP at Franklin County Job & Family Services. Call for sponsorship opportunities.

Summer 2021 Cohort
Date: Thursdays, July 1 - July 29

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Fall 2021 Cohort
Date: Tuesdays, November 2 - November 30

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 


Cost: $99.00

Learn more at Orientation. Register HERE


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