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Initiative for Women in Business
Next Steps: A Program for Experienced Women Entrepreneurs

Spring 2012 (six weekley, three-hour sessions)

The Next Steps program gives you the confidence and skills you need to take your business to the next level. Interact with a senior-level advisory panel of accomplished women entrepreneurs, and gain knowledge from peer mentors who have shared your business challenges. The six-module format allows you to take what you learn and apply it immediately.

“The leadership, growth strategies and negotiating sessions provided lessons I could apply immediately. I also learned so much from my classmates — hearing their challenges and successes was inspirational and gave me many ideas and opportunities to pursue.”
– Catherine Sturm, Principal and Director, Business Development, Up Inc.

“There's no question that the Rotman’s Next Steps program succeeded in delivering bottom-line results for my business. I found that many of the topics covered in this program addressed the “real life” issues and questions I had as a business owner of a fast growth company. For example, understanding the types of financing available, how to raise capital, valuation and acquisitions. I particularly enjoyed the business growth strategies tutorial, which I’ve used to help build a new service offering and, the techniques I learn in the negotiations course have also resulted in financial gains for my business. I highly recommend this program to women business leaders who are looking to take their business to the next level.”
– Virginia Poly, President and Owner, Poly Placements and Deloitte Start-Up Award Recipient at the 2010 RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards.