Ha Tien Supermarket
Plan It! Fast Track is a retreat-style training where you will be introduced to the Business Model Canvas. This will help you shape your business through a hands-on and interactive opportunity. You will work through the business planning process, which will provide insight into your business concept, value proposition, customers, competitors, marketing channels, and how best to make money for your business. At the end of the program, you will leave with a Business Model Canvas that will prepare you to apply for other NDC services.
“At the time, there’s no way we could have done what we’ve done without NDC.”
Sonora Grill, Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
NDC Trainer Elaine Rasmussen
October 15, 2022 – November 12, 2022, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Neighborhood Development Center, 625 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
Please understand that submitting your application is an indication of interest. Once you complete the online application, the next step will be to schedule a 20-minute informal interview with Cohort Trainer, an NDC Training Department Staff, and host agency representative conducted online through Zoom. This interview aims to learn more about you and your business. We will select individuals from the pool of applicants after all the interviews have been completed.
Be advised, that we will begin scheduling interviews between July 18 – 29, 2022. These interviews will take place in early August and will be virtual through Zoom.
Class fees are determined on a sliding scale ($150 – $650), based on household income, family size, and if you live or plan to operate your business in one of our priority neighborhoods.
Unless otherwise negotiated, payment is due before you attend your first class session. Payment plans are available upon request; the total class fee must be paid by the start of session 4.
Entrepreneurs/business owners who are currently in business for two or more years, that is registered and active with the State of Minnesota, and have filed their business taxes that desire a shorter length training class to plan and work on thinking through their business.
Professional consultants with small business expertise, teaching acumen and cultural competence.
Plan It! Fast Track is a pilot program. At this time no other languages are offered.
Your business can be located anywhere in Minnesota. However, priority is given to businesses that reside in our ten priority neighborhoods:
Be advised, if you selected and wish to seek additional services from NDC, you will need to have your business located in one of our assigned demographic areas.