Designed for Women

Created by Thunderbird School of Global Management, leaders in business education for women, DreamBuilder was specifically designed for the unique needs of women entrepreneurs.

Practical, Convenient, and Fun

DreamBuilder is an online learning program developed for women entrepreneurs who are starting or growing small businesses. Comprised of courses that focus on the basic building blocks of business, DreamBuilder is practical, convenient, and fun.  Based in the cloud, DreamBuilder is flexible and offers lessons in bite-sized pieces. Storytelling, such as interviews with entrepreneurs and a telenovela (soap opera) (in Spanish) and episodic animations (in English), are included.  Our Tell-Show-Do-Review method and Business Plan Generator provide a practical application of course concepts.

The Tell-Show-Do-Apply Method

Alma, a fictional woman entrepreneur, introduces business concepts in a conversational and relatable tone. Alma shares examples from her own business, making the information practical and relevant.

In telenovela (soap opera) dramatizations in the Spanish version and animations in the English version, DreamBuilder portrays each concept in action, demonstrating smart solutions to common challenges. Entrepreneurs' testimonials reinforce each message.

Participants get to practice each concept by completing exercises, games, and activities. Fun and interactive activities ensure that the learners fully understand the concepts.

Throughout DreamBuilder, learners are asked questions about their own business idea, applying the concepts of the course. Their answers are fed into the Business Plan Generator, which will create the first draft of a business plan at the end of the program.

The Business plan Generator

Throughout the program, participants must answer questions that require them to apply the course concepts to their own businesses. The answers are stored in a business plan template, which runs hidden in the background. After completing all courses, participants have the first draft of a business plan. They can edit, save, and print the document in a business plan portal customized for DreamBuilder.

Making Business Relatable

Alma shares her story

Alma, a fictional entrepreneur, not only teaches the course, but also shares lessons learned and challenges and successes she faced starting her own pastry shop. She lets the students know if she could do it, so can they.

“My husband never allowed me to work outside of the home. When I heard about DreamBuilder, I decided to take a stand for myself and enroll in the program. Watching the telenovela, I immediately identified with one of the characters from the telenovela, Lucrecia. Her story made me realize I could learn how to build my seamstress business.”

OlgaDreamBuilder Graduate