Workshops, Courses and Training

Owning a Business and Planning for a Healthy Business – start-up to established

Taking the plans to reality, this workshop focuses on planning as an essential competency of business ownership, and how to best manage the time it takes to build a business and managing a business separately from your personal finances, including an overview of credit reporting and how reporting credit can benefit your business.

Banking Services for Small Businesses

What is available and how to match services to your needs, now and in the future

Organizational Types – pros and cons of business structures

This workshop provides an overview of business organizational types and is designed to help participants to understand how selecting the correct organizational type can benefit their business.

Showing you have skin in the game

Entrepreneurial passion plays an important role in venture success and therefore, in investors’ funding decisions. In this workshop, you will learn specific presentation skills and rhetorical strategies for showing investors you have “skin in the game.” These strategies include statements of passion, personal engagement with the investor, vocal variety, and confident body language. You will craft an elevator pitch and receive personalized feedback on your presentation skills.

Executive Presence

In its simplest terms, executive presence is about your ability to inspire confidence — inspiring confidence in your subordinates that you’re the leader they want to follow, inspiring confidence among peers that you’re capable and reliable and, most importantly, inspiring confidence among senior leaders that you have the potential for great achievements. In this workshop, you will engage in vision setting to better understand your “WHY,” learn how to bring your authentic self to all interactions, develop skills for building relationships that will grow your network, and learn strategies to demonstrate your own confidence through verbal and nonverbal skills.

411 West Chapel Hill Street
Suite 10
P. O. Box 12886
Durham, NC 27701

Office: (919) 998-9747

Our Overall Mission

Built2Last works to create a more inclusive entrepreneurial and business ecosystem in Durham, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities, and assist individuals in marginalized communities to gain the skills and experience needed to fully participate in economic prosperity.

Durham Built2Last Innovations Lab, Inc. values equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its dimensions. As part of our mission, we welcome all voices to add their perspectives on how we can ensure that our community remains diverse. Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion strengthens our voice as a community while elevating our ability to eliminate economic disparities.