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Date(s) - September 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


How to Pivot for Greater Success Using Lean Startup Strategies
Facilitated by Adrian Reif and Mansi Kakkan

This interactive workshop will help small businesses and non-profits develop strategies for surviving an economic downturn, and provides the tools and methodologies to PIVOT quickly, efficiently and find new market niches. Based on The Lean Startup method, created by Eric Ries, designed to drive startup and existing business and teach them -how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration.

This interactive workshop is intended to be foundationally implemented at our small businesses as part of a continuous improvement mindset: allowing frequent pivots and a more nimble approach to changing situations. We seek to establish an ongoing “Strive to Thrive” mentality in our small businesses as opposed to a “Scramble to Survive” one.  The result…small businesses that plan for and adapt to change will THRIVE as a result.

Speaker(s): Adrian Reif – Adrian spends his time coaching mission-driven companies and entrepreneurs as a fractional Chief Strategy Officer along with on-the-ground tactical execution on marketing, branding, operations, and capital raising. Adrian has previously facilitated multi-day Lean Startup and Lean Business Model Canvas workshops and trainings and is a TEDx speaker and founded several startup companies.

Mansi Kakkar – [phonetically maan-see kuck-ker] convenes conversations in uncertainty and complexity. She convenes these conversations for communities from social impact organizations, non-profits, innovation labs, benefit corporations and local community organizations all over the world.

Co-Sponsor(s):  Buena Vista Chamber, Salida Chamber, Salida Business Alliance, and our hosts Chaffee, Lake and Park counties. In collaboration with Central Mtn SBDC, Northwest SBDC and West Central SBDC.

If you have any questions or cannot login the workshop please call 719-221-0374 or email Thank you!