A step-by-step framework for starting or growing your business.
Approx. 25-30 hours to complete
You receive: A personalized business plan
Learn the foundation for starting a business, like planning, marketing, pricing, management, accounting, managing risk, finding funding, setting goals, and more. Whether you’re just starting or already own a business looking to grow, the program can help you hone your skills in key areas.
Learn about different types of capital and how to secure them
You receive: A Capital Action Plan
Get organized, find the best types of funding for the stage of your business, and prepare to approach funders. You’ll create a step-by-step process for getting the funding you need.
Courses are designed to be easy to understand, no matter your education or work experience. They feature interviews with successful entrepreneurs, plus animations, exercises, and games designed to help you learn the most important business concepts.
We understand you have a busy schedule. That’s why this program is set up so you can start and stop when you need, and take the courses when it works for you.
Whether you want to take courses from the comfort of your own home, at a coffee shop, or in a class with other women through our partners, you’ve got options.
DreamBuilder offers practical, useful resources to set you up for success.
“My advice to other small business owners is to dream big and look forward. If it seems impossible, break it down into smaller tasks. Move through each item to ensure compliance, licensing, and purpose are part of your goals…When I started, I had lofty goals. [DreamBuilder] helped me to hone-in on certifications, my target customer, and funding opportunities.”
Marcella Williams, Dreambuilder Graduate, CEO of CDL FocusSee More Stories
The program is free when you register here on our DreamBuilder website. If you sign up through a partner organization, there may be a nominal fee for additional support and activities provided by that organization.
You don’t have to complete all of DreamBuilder at the same time. You don’t even have to complete all of a single course in one sitting. Since it’s based in the cloud, you can leave DreamBuilder at any point, and pick it back up again the next time you log on. You don’t even need to own a computer, you just need access to one.
DreamBuilder is accessible to almost everyone, no matter what your education or experience is. It has a conversational tone, and is like listening to a friend share what she knows about business.