First Training Session: Introduction
Introduction of the program outline. Get acquainted time to include a session in team building, explain the expected outcomes of the class.
Second Training Session:
Business Plan Development
This session will cover the importance of developing a business plan, the components needed to develop a business plan and answer questions pertinent to individual business plans.
Third Training Session:
A World of Diversity
Effective business communication that transcends ethnic, cultural, gender and socio-economic boundaries. Money is one color-Green.
Fourth Training Session:
Learning basic financial skills such as budgeting, reading credit reports, debt reduction methods, dealing with bankers, etc.
State and Federal Procurement
How to effectively apply for state and local government contracts; a tool to generate additional revenue.
Fifth Training Session:
Workshop: County Government Officials
Effectively networking with each of the five county service areas and learning about what needs and opportunities are available in each county.
Sixth Training Session:
State Tax Commission and the Secretary of State
To inform the participants of the services provided by these agencies as well as what requirements are necessary to be in and remain in compliance. Participants will also learn about Legal Business Structures.
Seventh Training Session:
Marketing/Public Relations Strategies
Participants will learn how to effectively sell their product/service, the importance of public relations and learn how to effectively compete with the competition.
Eighth Training Session:
Customer Service & Management
How to deal with customers in a polite and respectful way and how to deliver exceptional customer service; whether it is your consumer or your co-worker.
Ninth Training Session:
Financing Your Business
Ways to raise the necessary capital through conventional and non-conventional means in order to obtain start-up capital and additional capital into one’s business.
Tenth Training Session:
Financial Statement Preparation
How to prepare balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements for your business.
Eleventh Training Session:
Learning the importance of keeping track of expenditures and revenue streams of the business, also an overview of financial bookkeeping software packages.
Income Tax Preparation
How to properly complete state and federal tax reports and returns, including quarterly state and federal reports.
Twelfth Training Session:
Business Plan Presentation & Graduation
Each participant will present their completed business plan.