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Lunch and Launch – Non-Technical Skills in Business for Technical Founders

Join Nikola Novakovic, from Hansya, and learn some of the essential non-technical skills for technical co-founders.  Nikola will cover topics ranging from the art of good communication, to have to keep from burning out, and how to get things done.

Lunch will be provided by Freshbox if you choose to go with a lunch option or you can brown-bag it to the workshop as well.

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Finance I – Introduction to Business Financials

Ages 16+

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Accounting is Fun! – Well, not really, but accounting is one of those things that you just need to learn at a very basic level to be able to make sure you company is running well, has cash to pay its bills, and detect any problems or identify areas of opportunity.  This session will walk you through some of the core accounting documents and how to use them in the management of your business.  You will learn how to build a pro-forma cash flow statement, balance sheet, and P&L statement.  You will also get access to tools that will help you create these important documents for your startup or existing business.

This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

This course is part of the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program from SunDown Group

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Product and Service Creation II – Your Total Product Offering

Ages 16+

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

Ever wonder how to price your products to maximize your profit and provide good value to your customers? What are the 7 P’s and how do you use them to arrive at the right price for your product or service? How do you monetize your brand? How does price affect the perceived quality of a good or service? This class will teach you how to tap into the psychology of your customer to fairly price your products and services.

This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

This course is part of the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program from SunDown Group

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SunDown RunDown Business Pitch Event – Columbus

Central Ohio is full of great entrepreneurial talent.

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea and grab a beer while you’re there.

Doors open at 5:30pm, pitches start by shortly after 6:00pm

Here’s how it works for those who pitch:

1) Before the event: Submit your idea to us on our site here.  – you’ll actually hear back from us, no secret handshakes, no buddy, buddy shenanigans with us.

2) Register to Attend

3) We’ll schedule you to pitch at one of our events – and you better show up!

4) You pitch, get feedback on your idea, and maybe make a connection to help move your idea further. And we do this at night and we try to have 4 pitches during that time.

Here’s how it works for the audience:

1) Register to Attend

2) Give critical, but constructive feedback to the pitched business idea.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The Varisty Club is a bar and restaurant. While there are no ID requirements or age limits to attend, you must be 21 and over to purchase from the cash bar, and ID will be required.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Attached and street level parking

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@sundownrundown.org

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Lunch and Launch – Negotiation Skills to Give Your Company The Competitive Edge

Negotiation is one of the few business skills we use every day. It gives you the unique opportunity to increase profit margins without making substantive changes to your business model or strategy. It not only allows you to get more for your business, it also allows you to save more on expenses and, most importantly, strengthen key relationships with internal stakeholders and clients.

This interactive presentation will be as fun as it is informative. You will not only discover the keys to negotiation and persuasion, you will also have the opportunity to practice your skills in a live negotiation simulation.

​Bullet point takeaways​:

 

  • ​​You negotiate everyday
  • You can use negotiation to get more of what you want, avoid what you don’t want (expenses, conflict, etc.), and strengthen relationships
  • The three keys to negotiation are curiosity, creativity, and confidence
Bio:​
Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. is a lawyer who focuses on serving the needs of small businesses. He graduated from the top ranked dispute resolution program in the country and he was recognized by the American Bar Association for his success in regional and national negotiation competitions during law school. He also founded and operates a consulting firm that specializes in teaching entrepreneurs and professionals how to negotiate in the business world.
Kwame also hosts the podcast “Negotiation for Entrepreneurs” where he interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares powerful persuasion techniques. After only 8 months, the show has been downloaded over 13,700 times by listeners on 6 different continents and it has been featured on the iTunes New and Noteworthy list.

Lunch will be provided by Freshbox if you choose to go with a lunch option or you can brown-bag it to the workshop as well.

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Product and Service Creation II – Your Total Product Offering

Ages 16+
Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Instructor: Paul Proffitt, SunDown Group

We are going to cover what your total product offering is, how much you should charge for it, and things to consider on branding your product and your company.  Apple is a prime example of a company that has nailed it for the total product, setting the right price, and creating a brand around slick design and technology that just works.  Learn what goes into making all of that happen.

This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

 

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SunDown Rundown Business Pitch Event – Columbus

Central Ohio is full of great entrepreneurial talent.

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea and grab a beer while you’re there.

Doors open at 5:30pm, pitches start by shortly after 6:00pm

Here’s how it works for those who pitch:

1) Before the event: Submit your idea to us on our site here.  – you’ll actually hear back from us, no secret handshakes, no buddy, buddy shenanigans with us.

2) Register to Attend

3) We’ll schedule you to pitch at one of our events – and you better show up!

4) You pitch, get feedback on your idea, and maybe make a connection to help move your idea further. And we do this at night and we try to have 4 pitches during that time.

Here’s how it works for the audience:

1) Register to Attend

2) Give critical, but constructive feedback to the pitched business idea.

Read more →

Finance I – Introduction to Business Financials

Accounting is Fun! – Well, not really, but accounting is one of those things that you just need to learn at a very basic level to be able to make sure you company is running well, has cash to pay its bills, and detect any problems or identify areas of opportunity.  This session will walk you through some of the core accounting documents and how to use them in the management of your business.

This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Read more →