Entrepreneurs love to go straight from “idea” to “do.” Planning, the entrepreneur thinks, will just slow me down. I’ll figure it out as I go along. This often leads to significant time and money sunk into unfinished projects.

There’s a better way, and it won’t slow you down more than a few hours. Bricks & Blocks shows you how to take the key tools of project management and adapt them to the resources and culture of your business. By taking just a few focused hours to identify the business case, scope, tasks, players, timing, and resources needed for the project, you’ll be able to see whether the project makes sense and where it may need adjustment. You’ll then be 80% of the way down the road to successful implementation.

This workshop is for you if you’ve got a great idea but don’t know where to start, or want your next project to be more successful than the last one.


$10 at the door for Non WORK Members – help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE including Friends of WORK! (a special membership level for you regular attendees)

Bio:  Cate Steane founded Make It Happen Project Services because she loves to see small businesses succeed. She helps small businesses plan and execute projects so that owners can see upfront whether a project makes sense, then organize its implementation to greatly increase the likelihood of success. Specialties include helping small businesses take action in advance to ensure they will survive and thrive after a disaster, and helping businesses interested in becoming vendors to government agencies get set up for success.

A Certified Associate in Project Management, Cate combines 20 years in senior operations roles for small businesses with in-depth training in project management. She also has 12 years’ experience practicing law. Cate is known for her conscientiousness, clarity, and client focus and for leading dynamic and effective group training. She is a Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy and chairs the Board of Directors of the sustainability nonprofit Daily Acts.