Raising Capital & Strategic Partnership

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Eleven Ten Institute’s Business Professional Development Program for Senior Managers, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and their teams (BPD Program).
In British Columbia, small businesses employing 50 people or less comprise 98% of all business and 30% of the province’s gross domestic product. Small and start-up businesses face unique challenges concerning capacity building around human resource management, strategic management, business planning, sound process and healthy financial outcomes. The BPD Program uses a combined relationship and systems-based approach to examine business structures, processes, and functions within an organization and its leadership. Learners, both new entrants to the business world and seasoned professionals, will experience a deep exploration of personal strengths and values as they harness their business acumen to inspire and lead others to innovative business solutions. The goal is to become an effective leader who strategically aligns organizational objectives with individual development so that both roads lead to outstanding performance.

Subject Overview: Raising Capital & Strategic Partnership Skills

The Raising Capital and Strategic Partnership Skills program begins June 1st 2021. It is limited to 12 participants at any one time and requires a commitment of one evening (three hours) per week over the course of eight weeks (24 hours in total).
Subject Purpose
The overall purpose of this subject is to ensure participants understand how and when to obtain capital to have a positive impact on business growth.

Every organization’s success is determined in part by its ability to leverage capital financing. This program is designed for business leaders and entrepreneurs who require a deeper understanding of financing.

Business growth is directly affected by the capital investment strategies implemented, and in today’s highly competitive business landscape where every business is trying to outperform their competitors, it is extremely important for business professionals (at all levels) to develop a good understanding of how to effectively use capital financing to build their business while acting in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

Subject Summary

Using the following six (6) modules, this Raising Capital and Strategic Partnership Skills program is designed to help participants understand and demonstrate skills in securing capital and ensure safe and sound joint ventures are legally protected through appropriate contract completion.
Module 1: Principles of Wealth Attraction
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Module 2: Capital investment networking strategies
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Module 3: How to effectively pitch finance deals
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Module 4: Structuring business documents
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Module 5: Joint Venture Foundations
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Module 6: Finding & Filtering JV Partners
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Subject Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, participants will be able to assess their current knowledge, skill, and discipline of capital finance fundamentals, applying the lessons from the course immediately to their professional and personal interactions. The participants will be able to:
Understand joint ventures and how they work for investors
Understand the benefits and challenges of joint ventures
Understand how to structure joint venture investment deals
Understand the core values and principles of wealth attraction
Understand the filter process for determining a good investment partner
Identify, negotiate and agree to joint venture ownership/investment terms

Certification Qualifications

Each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion from The Eleven Ten Institute for mastering capital investment fundamentals. This Certificate of Completion represents 20% of the BPD Program fulfilment.

Summary of Assessment Tasks

The evaluation criteria used for this course are represented below. Specific course evaluation information will be provided by the instructor at the start of the course.

Criterion % of Final Grade (may be represented as a range):
40% - Course work (activities, assignments, essays, reports, etc.)
20% - Quizzes and exams
40% - Simulations/Lab Attendance/Participation (in class or online)
100% - Total


Tara Dobbs
Tara Dobbs is an experienced entrepreneur and is in demand for her expertise in building high performing, strengths-based workplace cultures. Tara left her successful career in the financial services industry in order to help her father run his disaster restoration business while he battled liver cancer. Tara took over and successfully ran the multi-million dollar business for eight years after her dad passed away before winding it down due to changes in the insurance industry. While working as a corporate recruiter Tara discovered the impact positive psychology was having on businesses and individuals and decided to change careers and obtain the necessary credentials. Tara then began partnering with individuals and organizations seeking to create high-performing cultures based on the Gallup CliftonStrengths platform. Tara is a Sandler Solutions trained professional.
Tara holds a B.A. from the University Of British Columbia and is a former member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). She holds certifications from the Gallup Organization as a Certified Strength Coach and is a CoreClarity facilitator. Tara and her team at the Eleven Ten Training Institute work with select leaders and clients in Canada, USA, Singapore, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, UK and India.

Peter Holgate
Peter J. Holgate is a well-rounded business leader, having created more than $200M in enterprise value in starting and building 6 businesses over the past 25 years. Peter’s leadership and passion in the circular economy has garnered attention from industry organizations and government, earning respected awards for Ronin8. Peter is a global thought leader, and in addition to having his insightful articles featured in leading publications such as World Economic Forum, Recode, Financial Post and Wired he has also authored two published books: Strategy Hack: 3 Steps to Build a Successful Strategy (2011) and I’m Great (and You’re Not): How an Olympian Taught me to Play Well with Others (2019).
Peter holds a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Simon Fraser University with a focus on business strategy. Peter successfully completed the Harvard Business School Strategic Negotiations: Dealmaking for the Long Term Program. Peter plays an active role in the local business community including his service as Learning Chair, Finance Chair and President-Elect for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Peter serves on the board of the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF), is a mentor with the New Ventures BC (NVBC) program and is a mentor with the YELL youth program in the province. Peter is a Sandler Solutions trained Sales Professional and continues to receive ongoing Sales Coaching to improve his real-world performance.


English proficiency level
Graduation from Secondary School
Minimum 3 years' work experience
Growth Mindset

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