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Classes will take place at the Entrepreneur Center from 9 a.m.-noon. and will include small group discussion. In addition to the classes taught by Matt Charette, we will offer a goal setting & accountability session with Andy Bailey of Petra, as well as forum training and placement and invitations to many EO Nashville events.

The classes take place on Friday mornings. Specific dates and class topics are listed below, so please check your calendar to make sure that you are available during these dates/times.

Session 1: A New Attitude: How Did We Get Here?

Friday, August 30th, 2024 (9:00AM-Noon)

Challenge: The overall concerns of running this business are keeping me up at night.
Opportunity: Learn the tools to help you analyze the key elements of your business model to develop a clear starting point to success.
Workshop: “The Five Tools”

Session 2: Framing the Future: A Tool for Success

Friday, September 13th, 2024 (9:00AM-Noon)

Challenge: I need an orderly way to look at my business.
Opportunity: Learn tools to frame your business so your team fully understands it – and frame your own future.
Workshop: Business Model Frame


Session 3: Business Models & Smart Design

Friday, October 4th, 2024 (9:00AM-Noon)

Challenge: We need to make more money.
Opportunity: Learn the essentials of a profitable business model and smart design process.
Group Discussion: Share Key Takeaways

Session 4: Who’s on the Bus: Right People, Right Seats

Friday, October 18th, 2024
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: I’m not so sure I can grow my business with my current team.
Opportunity: Learn how to hire and develop the right team, design effective roles and create accountability.
Industry Experts: Psychometric Assessments

Session 5: The Truth About Advisors, Boards & Stakeholders

Friday, November 1st, 2024
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: I have a very small team. How can I leverage relationships to help me grow?
Opportunity: Learn stakeholder analysis and how to secure the right advisors.
Presentation: Working with Coaches and Advisors

Session 6: Working ON the Business, Not in It.

Friday, November 15th, 2024

Challenge: I get so deep in the weeds that I struggle to think about growth.
Opportunity: Discover tools to help you work “on” the business.
Industry Experts: Cultivating Your Greatest Resource

Session 7: Your Vital Signs: KPIs & Dashboards

Friday, December 6th, 2024
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: I’m not sure what measures really help me manage my business effectively.
Opportunity: You will learn about KPIs and the measures essential to lead a growing business.
Small Group Discussion: Share Key Takeaways

Session 8: Creating Scale & Meaningful Growth

Friday, December 13th, 2024
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: I struggle to really understand how to scale my business successfully.
Opportunity: Learn where to focus to build success and what meaningful growth looks like.
Industry Experts: Outsourcing

Session 9: Funneling a Fortune: Marketing & Sales

Friday, January 10th, 2025

Challenge: I really want to better understand how
I lead marketing and sales when I’m not the only person trying to engage customers.
Opportunity: Learn how to link marketing plans
and sales strategies.
Small Group Discussion: Share Key Takeaways

Session 10: Think Like a CEO: Achieving Meaningful Success

Friday, January 24th, 2025
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: I had a great idea – but I’m not sure I
have the skills to lead.
Opportunity: Learn best practices to be a high
performing CEO, focusing your time and energy to
achieve meaningful success.
Workshop: Great Leaders Build Great Companies


Session 11: Sales Planning & Money Matters

Friday, February 7th, 2025
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: My business is growing but it takes every penny to pay the bills.
Opportunity: Learn how cash fuels growth and
the tools to effectively manage your cash flow to
Industry Experts: Navigate Advancing Technology & AI


Session 12: Cashing In & What’s Next

Friday, February 21st, 2025
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: We have built a great company, but
our valuation is low. What are we doing wrong?
Opportunity: Learn to evaluate strategies of
successful exits and apply those insights to your
business to make it valuable – even if you don’t
plan to sell.
Industry Experts: The Truth About Banks and
Buying or Selling Your Business

Session 13: Goal Setting & Accountability with Andy Bailey

Friday, March 21st, 2025
(9:00 AM-Noon)

Challenge: I’m too busy working to have a
life. Is all this hard work worth it?
Solution: In this goal setting session, Andy
Bailey will teach you how to achieve your life’s most important goals despite being incredibly busy.


Mandatory Forum Training

Wednesday, April 9th, 2025

This training is MANDATORY in order to be able to participate in the Forum portion of the Catalyst program. It will be taught by EO’s professional trainer, Ellie Byrd of Forum Sherpa, and is always a very valuable experience for attendees.


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