Enhance Your Social Entrepreneur Skills: Business Strategy and Writing

Two new lunchtime sessions have been added to the Santa Fe Innovates’ program for social entrepreneurs. These sessions are open to all but require registration for access.

Entrepreneurship is challenging. That’s why it’s so important for early-stage founders to gain perspectives and insights from successful entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.

Ron Dimon will present Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting for Social Entrepreneurs in a lunchtime presentation on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Kelly Koepke will present Putting the Pizzazz in Your Business Writing! in a lunchtime presentation on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Budgeting, planning & forecasting for Social Entrepreneurs

strategic planning

Santa Fe Innovates mentor, Ron Dimon, will give an overview of his latest book “Connected Planning: A Playbook for Agile Decision Making” (Wiley, 2021). In this discussion, Ron will show how the act of planning – supported by data, technology & process – helps individuals, teams & ecosystems manage expectations, surface assumptions & constraints about the business, customers, and community to make better decisions. In this session, we will discuss how to get the answers to business questions including:

  • What accomplishments and impact are possible with my business this year? In 5 years?
  • Who is going to deliver what results, by when?
  • Where are we right now, compared to where we said we would be?
  • Why did we get the results & impact we got, and how can we improve?
  • Are we setting ourselves up for long-term performance and scale?

Bring your business challenges, concerns, or questions and join us for a lively discussion on a virtual whiteboard.

Learn more and register here.

Ron Dimon is an independent management consultant and co-founder of With a long career serving executives across most industries (clients have included Google, Hyatt, ADM, and GE), he has also been founder or advisor of five startups: one was sold, one went public, one failed, and two are currently in growth stage. In addition to being a Santa Fe Innovates mentor, Ron is on the board of advisors at UNM’s Business for Good.

Putting the pizzazz in your business writing

business writing

Business writing – whether a blog, website, newsletter, press release or article – doesn’t have to be boring. In
fact, there are 10 things you can do RIGHT NOW to punch up your prose. Kelly Koepke, content collaborator/content creator, will walk you through them.

Learn more and register here.

Kelly Koepke brings over 20 years’ experience to business writing projects for her clients around the world. She helps businesses small and large, profit and not for profit, better communicate to their customers via website copy, newsletters, blogs, social media, press releases and ghostwritten articles. She also contributes to a variety of publications. Visit

Register and enhance your planning and writing skills!

Join us for these informative sessions on business planning and improving your business writing skills. Many entrepreneurs believe that lifelong learning is a key to success in business and in life.

Kent Nutt

About Kent Nutt

Kent is a marketing and communications entrepreneur in high-tech and nonprofit industries. He’s a strategic thinker and hands-on implementer with experience building end-to-end, transformative marketing and communications programs for startups, Fortune 500 companies, growing nonprofits, and academia. Sectors included telecommunications, 3D printing, network software, semiconductors, web analytics, and scientific research.