Nov 7 Workshop – DAYTIME: Starting Your Own Business

Daytime Workshop: Starting Your Own Business


A hands on workshop focused on building your business plan for success!


If you want control your own time, income, and destiny, start your own business. This event is a perfect opportunity to learn how to successfully start your own business the right way, only faster.

Neil’s topics include:

  • Why business plans matter
  • Review the 20 critical first steps
  • The 25 step-by-step start-up process
  • The top entrepreneur skills needed
  • How to legally organize your business
  • The winning start-up pathway
  • Proven, cost-effective start-up secrets
  • and learn how to avoid the start-up graveyard.

BRING YOUR LAPTOP COMPUTER or tablet and any business planning documents you might already have underway.


Our Trainer

Neil F. Anderson has been helping people start their own business since 2001. Before launching The Courage Group, Neil spent over 20 years in the airline business. And held a variety of successful field sales and management jobs at American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines.

Originally from North Dakota, Neil grew up in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. And earned an Associate’s Degree from Normandale Community College. And a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Minnesota.

Neil is a published author/contributor on entrepreneurship and small business topics for, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis StarTribune, Chicago Tribune, USA,,, Fortune Small Business, Opportunity World, Bank of America, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds. Neil is also a marketing/sales blog writer for Winthrop & Weinstein, a prominent Minneapolis based law firm.

Neil is a featured speaker on entrepreneurship/small business topics for The City of Chicago, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Navigate Forward, Right Management, Lee Hecht Harrison, Celebrity Cruises, The Chicago Bar Association, Midwest Entrepreneurs Forum, and the Jewish Vocational Service of Chicago.

Neil is also a contributing expert media resource on entrepreneurship and small business for Fox 9 News, KARE-11 News in Minneapolis/St. Paul. And for Chicagoland Television and NBC 5 News in Chicago. And a frequent guest on WGN Radio’s “Your Money” program.


Thursday, November 7, 2019
Check-In: 10:30 – 11:00 am
Workshop: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: AARP at the Mall of America, 228 West Market, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event fee: $35 for members; $70 for non-members.




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Refund Policy: In the event that SHIFT cancels a program, you’ll receive a refund of your registration payment. SHIFT will not issue credits or refunds in the following circumstances: you cancel your registration, register but do not attend, or attend but leave early, or do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course.