How to Launch a Business

A three hour workshop in partnership with Seattle Central College

Do you have a great idea but are not sure where to start? Is there a new project within your current job that you want to get off the ground? Entrepreneurial leaders know how to launch things, inspire others, build a great team and lead that team to get results.

In this hands on workshop you will:

  • Learn what it means to really launch something
  • Articulate your vision and mission
  • Build a business canvas that defines the “what, how, and how much” aspects of your idea
This workshop provides you the tools to really start to launch and build your idea. You’ll learn how to focus and identify your first customers who will love what you’re doing (And tell all their friends). Then we’ll dig into the value proposition and how you’re helping others. We’ll look at the financials so you can ensure you can stay in business, pay yourself and pay others. By the end of the three hours, you’ll walk away with a practical set of outcomes that you can test. You’ll also meet other entrepreneurial women and explore how empowered women can empower other women.

Who should take this workshop?

Any woman, regardless of her level of education who:

  • Is in a place in her life where she is wondering what to do next
  • Wishes to start or operate her own business
  • Wishes to deepen her leadership skills to apply either professionally or within her community


Online: Saturday, November 13th, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm Cost $89
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Christy Johnson brings a wealth of experience as a leader and strategist to the classroom. She has been recognized as an entrepreneur and educator focused on creativity, strategy and the value of human capital. She has seven years of experience working with C-level executives, including almost four years at McKinsey & Company. In addition, she has been involved with three startups — one closed, one was acquired and the third is still in business. She has a demonstrated track record of delivering near- and long-term executable strategies across a broad range of industries, with specialization in venture capital, technology, media and health care companies. Before this, Johnson was an award-winning high school teacher in economics and mathematics. In 2005, Junior Achievement recognized her as its national teacher of the year. Johnson holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master’s in education from the Stanford School of Education.