Course Description

This course is uniquely designed to help entrepreneurs review and evaluate their core business strategy and the strategic value of potential alternatives or new business opportunities.  

President & CEO and co-Founder, Enclavix, LLC, Creator of AI-Powered VentureWrench Startup Coaching Community, Private Company Board Member, Serial Entrepreneur, Innovator, Capital Coach, Successful Fundraiser

Nicole Toomey Davis

Nicole Toomey Davis is President & CEO of Enclavix, LLC, creators of, a free online application that uses artificial intelligence to curate the most useful resources for entrepreneurs. Ms. Davis is a serial entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars from angel and VC investors as well as over $1.2 million in funding from the NSF SBIR program.  She has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and spent 6 years running a grant funding program for the State of Utah to help bring to market some of the state's most advanced technologies. Ms. Davis blogs at Notes.Venturewrench.comThis course is an extension of a presentation she has been asked to give to many groups of entrepreneurs to help level the playing field with investors! Ms. Davis holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a published author, with both textbook contributions and press articles to her credit, and is frequently called upon to speak at industry events and has been recognized by her peers with many industry awards.  

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to your Course - Business Strategy for Entrepreneurs

    • Introduction to Business Strategy for Entrepreneurs - Evaluating Strategic Alternatives

    • Business Strategy Development Workbook for Entrepreneurs

  • 2

    Part 1 Strategy Overview

    • Strategy Assessment Process

    • Personal Goals Worksheet

    • Business Goals Worksheet

    • List of Business Activities Worksheet

    • Current Mission and Strategy Worksheet

    • Preliminary Activity Assessment Worksheet

  • 3

    Part 2 Strategic Assessment - Analysis 2 - SWOT Analysis of Strategic Alternatives

    • SWOT Analysis Worksheet

    • SWOT Analysis - Additional Resources

    • Repeat SWOT Analysis for your key competitors!

  • 4

    Part 2 Strategic Assessment - Analysis 2 - 5 Forces Strategic Analysis

    • 5 ForcesWorksheet

    • Original Article - How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy - HBR

    • 5 Forces Analysis - Additional Resources

    • Porter's five forces analysis - Wikipedia - Additional Materials

  • 5

    Part 3 - Updated Strategy

    • Updated Mission and Strategy Worksheet

    • Strategy Assessment Process

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