Monticello Innovation Lab
Virtual Entrepreneur Lab
TOOLS & RESOURCES
BUSINESS SURVIVAL COACHING
Want help navigating the current pandemic crisis? Our business survival coaching helps you create an Crisis Survival Plan. We'll work with you to complete a cash flow analysis, discuss any available financial relief, identify alternative income streams, discuss remote working strategies & tools, and evaluate productive downtime improvement opportunities. Available until June 30, 2020.
This coaching service is for entrepreneurs who have a business idea and are ready to take the next steps to get it started. Our startup coaches, all experienced entrepreneurs, work 1-on-1 with you to move you from concept to open for business.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COACHING
Ever wish you had an experienced business person to help you think about your business, answer questions, and help you remain accountable to the goals you set? Now you have a whole team of them!
Our 1-on-1 business management coaching helps new and established ventures overcome common growth obstacles, develop effective strategies, identify new income opportunities, and stay focused on success.
ENTREPRENEUR ROUND TABLES
Group videoconferences that allow you to connect with rural entrepreneurs from across the country to talk shop. Each round table is facilitated by a trained staff member so they stay on-topic and productive. Learn about new tools, resources, and strategies that are helping other businesses grow, build your professional network, and find inspiration for your next big success.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PANELS
Monthly opportunities for you to learn about key business topics from industry experts, with a focus on how to effectively sell online. Each panel session gives business owners first-hand opportunities to learn about topics like online sales, web design, social media, shipping, and more. All panel sessions provide pro-tips and include a Q&A section so you can get info relevant to your unique business.
Our e-commerce accelerator is an intensive, 8-week program designed to help you grow your online sales. You'll create an engaging online presence and complete key steps to start building a national market. This hands-on learning experience is offered twice per year and participants are selected through an application process.
The Virtual Entrepreneur Lab is possible through a partnership with the Rural Ideas Network. Learn about the network here >