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Springboard Academy Launches Solopreneur Institute

The Springboard Academy, a Seattle-based professional development company today announced its newest division aimed at entrepreneurs. The Solopreneur Institute is a program for people who want to start their own business, and leads them through the process of developing a plan for their own business.

“So many people dream of starting their own company and being their own boss, but they don’t where to start,” said Tom Eckmann, Springboard Academy Chairman, and Solopreneur Institute Director. “We’ve developed a process that helps people determine if they’re cut out for the solopreneur lifestyle.  If they are, we take them through step-by-step classes to make their new business successful.”

The Solopreneur Institute includes the following programs:

  • Launch – a 3-session course (3 hours each) to help people decide if solopreneurship is a good fit for them

  • Bootcamp – an intensive 12-session course that takes solopreneurs step-by-step through the process of developing a plan for their business

  • Incubator – a program which helps new solopreneurs get their business started by providing business support, access to faculty, and a peer group of fellow solopreneurs

Leading experts with deep start-up experience teach the weekly classes with 15-20 students.  Tom Eckmann is an experienced entrepreneur who lectures at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, and has taught classes in solopreneurship for the Small Business Administration.

Signups are already underway for the 3-session Launch pilot program, beginning on July 12th, 2012. This class meets once a week for three hours. Th e cost is $345 which includes books and course materials. Classes are held in South Seattle at the Pacific Market Center, 6100 4th Ave. South, with free parking available.


For more information or to apply for the Launch program, email succeed@solopreneurinstitute.com.

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