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ReLaunch!

Starting a business is hard. Growing a business is even harder. Amplified by the pandemic, small businesses across the country have banded together, to share resources and do everything they can to survive. In Rhode Island, District Hall Providence, along with the state and many volunteer advisors, has helped over 600 businesses not just survive, but thrive. By engaging the community, mentors have given hundreds of hours of free assistance, to small businesses who have risen to the challenge. This 8-session program is designed to be an extension of that experience – A deep dive into business processes, systems, and strategy. If you’re ready to REFRESH your mindset, RETHINK your business systems, and REIMAGINE for the future, you’ve come to the right place.

What You'll Learn

Program Schedule & Breakdown

This program is meant to help you ReLAUNCH! your small business. Our goal is to help you REFRESH your mindset, RETHINK your business systems, and REIMAGINE for the future. This 8-session program will teach you the fundamentals of pivoting your business and help you take on the challenges that are ahead of you.

REFRESH Strategy

November 20th, 2020

REFRESH Focus (Focus Narrowly)

November 23rd, 2020

RETHINK Technology

November 30th, 2020

RETHINK Branding Online (Establish Your Story Online)

December 2nd, 2020

RETHINK Marketing (Create the Baseline)

December 4th, 2020

RETHINK Growth (Grow Sustainably)

December 7th, 2020

REIMAGINE Runway (Get a Grip on Numbers)

December 9th, 2020

REIMAGINE Work/Life (Thrive in Business)

December 11th, 2020

Program Structure

How Does ReLAUNCH! Work?

The ReLAUNCH! program will run from November 20th – December 11th with an Orientation for all accepted participants on November 16th and Introduction on November 18th. This program will require you to meet for sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays excluding Wednesday and Friday the week of Thanksgiving. One-on-one follow-up appointments can be made at any time with our expert advisors throughout the process. 

Prep Work

Any assigned reading or exercises will be provided prior to each session to be completed on your own time.

Sessions

Sessions will be led by an expert in their field on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

One-on-One advisor appointments

One-on-One appointments will be available Tues.-Fri. 1-4pm for follow up appointments with industry experts.

Full Program Overview

Session 1: Friday, November 20th, 2020

Session Overview

Strategy doesn’t have to be so intimidating. Leverage your strengths to mitigate risks, all by taking a strong assessment of where you are, and where you want to be. This session touches on your mindset as an entrepreneur, and helps set the path for you, personally, to succeed. 

Learning objectives: Coming soon.

Session 2: Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Session Overview

With a small amount of resources, you need to focus your energy where it is going to make the biggest impact. Before we dive into fixing your website, let’s make sure that we’re fixing it for the right audience, telling the right story, and not guessing at what they want. 

Learning Objectives: Coming soon.

Session 3: Monday, November 30th, 2020

Session Overview

Modern tools save you countless time and dollars – and, we promise it only seems daunting from a distance! We’ll break down the must-have areas of technology, to help you stop doing the hundred different things that you shouldn’t (or don’t have to) do. Let’s start to multiply yourself.

Learning objectives: Coming soon

Session 4: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Session Overview

Today, the website can be the most important place where you interact with your clients. Let’s make sure that it tells the right story, looks the part, and functions the way your customers need it to.

Learning objectives: Coming soon

Session 5: Friday, December 4th, 2020

Session Overview

You’ve been running your marketing on standby for too long! Get into your customer’s head and get your brand/web content ready for campaigns that are able to be found. Let’s get your digital marketing process running on purpose. 

Learning objectives: Coming soon.

Session 6: Monday, December 7th, 2020

Session Overview

Now that we have the right systems in place, we can actively start to bring new prospects in. This second-part marketing session dives into the different levers you can pull to achieve the growth you’ve planned all along – even some growth that you didn’t expect!

Learning objectives: Coming soon.

Session 7: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Session Overview

Every business owner needs to know enough about their numbers to drive their business forward. This introductory accounting session simplifies the financial system, and shines a light into critical metrics of your business.

Learning objectives: Coming soon.

Session 8: Friday, December 11th, 2020

Session Overview

As business owners, we’ll do whatever it takes – even if it’s working a hundred hours, and sacrificing all other areas of our life! That might be the problem? We conclude this course with a session that focuses on you, and your wellbeing.

Learning objectives: Coming soon.

Application Process and Requirements

Submit an Application

Submit an application

Attendance

Accepted applicants are required to attend all sessions.

Follow Ups

Attend our One-on-One expert advisor appointments and workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the link below to apply to ReLAUNCH!

Who is eligible to apply?

Any Rhode Island Rhode Island Small Business that has been affected by Covid-19 and has been in business for minimum one year.

Do I have to pay to register?

No, the ReLAUNCH! Program is free to apply and attend.

What are the session dates?

Sessions will be held on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from November 20-December 11 (Excluding Wednesday and Friday of Thanksgiving week) with an Orientation on November 16 and Introduction on November 18.

Do I need to attend all sessions?

Yes, registration for ReLAUNCH! requires a commitment to all 8 sessions.

When and where will the program be held?

To ensure the safety of our participants and in accordance with ongoing precautions surrounding COVID-19, all sessions will be held virtually, via Zoom.

What’s included in each session?

Each session will include curated content for online delivery taught by industry professionals, pre-class prep work, and One-on-One expert advising appointments.

How many will be selected to participate?

District Hall Providence will select 25 participants in this initial cohort.

How can I get involved if I’m not selected to participate?

Check out our events calendar for other opportunities to get connected with District Hall/Venture Café Providence.