Small Business Hackathon

Small Business Hackathons are two-hour events designed to provide hands-on assistance to help you overcome barriers to your business growth. From improving your financial management to attracting more customers, it’s time to stop talking about what you need to do and do it. During these two-hour virtual sessions, you will be matched one-on-one or in a small group with a business professional to help you complete the project for the session theme that you selected. You may sign up for as many different session themes as you need. The business professionals that we bring to the table are excited to share their expertise with you, so take the time to be prepared and ready to make the most of your time together.  

All work is conducted virtually via Zoom

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You select a project, we find an expert to work with you!

It's as simple as that. Here is a list of the available projects:

Create Financial Projections using our Excel template

  • Deliverable: 36-month financial projections

  • Pre-requisites: Pricing and cost information

 

How-to: Reading Financial Statements

  • Deliverable: Discussion about what your financial statements are telling you

  • Prerequisites: Print out of your income statement and balance sheet (and cash flow statement if you have one)

 

Create a Competitive Analysis Framework

  • Deliverable: List of primary competitors and key differentiators/competitive advantages

  • Prerequisites: Links to competitor websites

 

Create a Better User Experience for Your Website

  • Deliverable: Prioritized checklist of ways to improve the user experience on your website 

  • Prerequisites: Link to your website; Description of your target audience

 

How-to: Driving More Traffic to Your Website

  • Deliverable: Discussion about strategies for driving more traffic to your website

  • Prerequisites: Link to your website and social media sites

 

Social Media Setup or Review

  • Deliverable: Setup up of at least one social media platform and discussion about how to get the most out of it

  • Prerequisites: Description of your target audience

 

Creating Social Media Content Templates

  • Deliverable: Discussion about the elements that make strong social posts; 10 social media templates including hashtags 

  • Prerequisites: Description of your target audience, link to any existing social media sites 

 

How-to: Creating Job Descriptions

  • Deliverable: Up to 3 job descriptions for key positions

  • Prerequisites: List of the job descriptions needed, review of job description template,

 

How-to: Strategies for building your present or future team

  • Deliverable: Prioritized list of key hires 

  • Prerequisites: List of current team members; list of functional responsibilities, i.e. what has to get done

 

How-to: Create a Business Plan Outline

  • Deliverable: A "bullet point" business plan that you can use to draft a full business plan

  • Prerequisites: Review of our generic business plan outline so you are prepared for discussion about each section

 

Business Plan Review

  • Deliverable: Discussion about the business plan with suggestions for improvement

  • Prerequisites: Completed business plan draft

All work is conducted virtually via Zoom

Notes:

You must be available for the entire duration of the event.

The prerequisites must be complete at least 48 hours before the event.

Event Information

Thursday, June 9, 2022

5:30- 7:30 PM

You will receive a Zoom link before the event start