From an IDEA to a BUSINESS

Now accepting applications for REACT UV, the Upper Valley’s newest FREE business accelerator at The Space On Main (Bradford, VT). Have a business idea that you’ve always wanted to try? We’ll provide everything you need to figure out how to turn your idea into a reality.

Everything you need to build and grow your business in 9 weeks:

  • Prototype & refine your product/service
  • Identify your customers
  • Develop your marketing message
  • Learn accounting & tax best practices
  • Legal advice on best structure for your business
  • Define a strategy to scale your business

This FREE program is designed for any aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner. Our only requirements are:

  • You have an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to pursue!
  • You are willing to study and refine that idea with others.
  • You will commit to our 9-week program.

9 weeks. 1 night a week. 3 hours at a time. Here is what we’ll cover:

  • Week 1 Knowing Yourself (Jan 8)
    Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles
  • Week 2 Knowing Your Customer (Jan 15)
    Problem, Solution, Benefit, Competition, Advantage, Customer
  • Week 3 Getting the Relationship Right (Jan 22)
    Marketing & Message; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers
  • Week 4 Building the Model to Scale (Jan 29)
    Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price
  • Week 5 Strengthening Your Structure (Feb 5)
    Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring
  • Week 6 Discovering the Bottom Line (Feb 12)
    Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point
  • Week 7 Accounting for Growth (Feb 19)
    Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting
  • Week 8 Planning for the Future (Feb 26)
    Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep
  • Week 9 Pitch Night. Share your story! (Mar 4)

What Enrollment Gets You:
9-Week REACT Program • One-on-one Mentors • REACT Binders • All Activity Supplies • Online Resource Portal

REACT UV will take place every Wednesday, from 5pm – 8pm at The Space On Main in Bradford, Vermont. We will have a kickoff Meet & Greet on December 18th. The program starts January 8th and ends March 4th. Questions? Email thespaceonmain@gmail.com.

Entrepreneur Stories Speaker Series
In addition to class speakers, we’ll bring in successful local business owners to share their experiences. Open to the public. Mondays: 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24 & 3/2

Seeking Sponsors!
Interested in helping local entrepreneurs to succeed in the Upper Valley? We need your help! Email thespaceonmain@gmail.com.

Applications for Jan 2020 have closed.