Business Leadership Intensives

These virtual courses are designed for small business owners who are looking to increase their business proficiency and add to their leadership skillset while learning from and connecting with other owners across a variety of industries.

Business Leadership Intensives provides immersive business training, leadership development, and an extended network of professionals and business owners. Tailored for driven women entrepreneurs pursuing growth, impact, and community engagement. Gain fresh perspectives on business management, engage in candid discussions, and refine problem-solving skills. By program’s end, you’ll effectively address challenges, take decisive action, and drive value in your business and industry.

Program Benefits

  • Deep Connections with Like-Minded Owners
  • Personalized Feedback from Certified Business Coaches
  • Access to Subject Matter Experts
  • Tools to Overcome Internal and External Barriers
  • Increased Understanding and Commitment to Financials

Skills You’ll Gain

Financial Management
Strategic Planning
Sales & Marketing
Client Relations
Human Resources

Course Schedule

SEP 26

ORIENTATION

OCT 3

S1: YOU & YOUR BUSINESS

OCT 10

S2: UNDERSTANDING YOUR MARKET

OCT 17

S3: FOUNDATIONS & OPERATIONS

OCT 24

S4: ESTABLISHING YOUR TEAM

OCT 31

S5: LEADING YOUR BUSINESS

NOV 7

S6: SALES & MARKETING

NOV 14

S7: FINANCIAL FOUNDATIONS

NOV 21

S8: FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

NOV 28

BREAK WEEK

DEC 5

S9: FINANCIAL PLANNING

DEC 12

S10: STRATEGIC VISION & ACTION

DEC 19

S11: GRADUATION

Testimonials

Elizabeth was such a joy to listen and learn from! I wish I could bottle up just an ounce of her fantastic energy! Thanks for being such a light and for the very effective feedback and information you shared with us. You are fantastic!

Rochelle has been so fun and helpful. She’s great at giving ideas to you in the form of more questions. She made me think about things differently and challenged me to be a better leader and held me to a higher standard as a business owner. Thank you, Rochelle, for all of your help!!

Great, helpful topics. I enjoyed looking at business on a personal level. Understanding not only our own personality but also our ideal customer is something I haven’t fully identified prior to this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our frequently asked questions or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

How much does the program cost?

The comprehensive program fee of $675 covers attendance for all 11 sessions, offering participants 40 hours of immersive, hands-on training. Additionally, participants will receive an interactive, inclusive guidebook and will graduate with a customized portfolio and a branded pitch deck. If you have questions or concerns regarding pricing or payment options, please reach out to us at [email protected]

Is this program right for me and my business?

Business Leadership Intensives are designed to challenge you as a business owner and leader. Throughout the program, you will share your experiences and insights and challenge yourself to reimagine the way you do business. This program may align with you if:

  • Business is past the business ideation phase and is moving forward
  • Interest in applicable, hands-on learning and coaching with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Employ less than 5 workers
  • Can identify areas for improvement but not the strategy to solve them
  • Are open to constructive criticism for the benefit of your business
  • If you are still unsure, please email [email protected] to see if this program is a good fit for you and your business.

How can I participate in this program?

You can submit an application on this page during the inquiry period. The application will require you to answer questions about your business and leadership style. Once reviewed, you may be selected for a virtual interview based on your availability. Final participants will be chosen 7-14 days from the interview.

What technology do I need to participate?

To participate in the program, you will need access to a computer with a webcam and microphone. Other platforms used throughout the course are an email, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GroupMe, and Adobe Reader. All of these platforms have a free version and will not need to be purchased.

What if I experience technical difficulties outside of our scheduled session time?

Are you having trouble submitting an intake form? Do you need help setting up training software for one of our programs? Book a time to connect virtually with NDWBC to troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing. Please note that if you have internet connectivity issues or computer crashes, we recommend contacting your local internet service provider and/or your local IT support/computer repair company. This is not something the NDWBC will be able to help troubleshoot.   

  • If you are having tech issues, click here to connect with a member of our team to troubleshoot. In the meantime, view our Instructions for Submitting handout. – Click here to view the file on Client SP Site.
  • Please note, this link is not for tech issues during class and should be made at least 24 hours in advance.   

What are the sessions like?

Weekly sessions are 3 hours long with a 30-minute networking opportunity. They will lead by a facilitator and may feature presentations from a guest subject matter expert or business owner. Each session will include open discussions, in-class activities, and small group breakout sessions.

Will there be homework?

Yes, you will be expected to complete assignments weekly and prepare a final pitch that you can add to your business portfolio. NDWBC’s certified business coaches will have office hours available to help you work through assignments or ask your questions.

Will I be required to share personal financial information?

No, it’s not a requirement. You are free to share as much or as little as you would like during open discussions.

Is there a refund policy if something comes up and I can't complete the course?

Applicants may withdraw their application until the day applications close with a 100% refund. Cancellations one week before the first session will be charged a $100 cancellation fee, and cancellations after this date will be charged $350. The cancellation fee is nonrefundable.

Are the sessions recorded?

It is important for all participants to feel comfortable sharing about their business.  Due to participant confidentiality, we do not record sessions.

I have other questions who should I reach out to?

If you have questions and are eager to learn more or would like to speak to an NDWBC team member about the business leadership intensives program, email us at [email protected]. Your journey to business excellence awaits.