Start Date: March 08, 2018
End Date: March 08, 2018
Times: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
County/Sponsor: Tri-County Council, Southern Maryland Job Source
Location: Leonardtown College of Southern Maryland Campus A203
Contact Information: Pamela Wilkerson, Project Lead on 301.374.1148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW IT WORKS: 5-10 future business owners will participate in an intensive, hands on business development boot camp that provides tools, resources and supports strategically aligned to accelerate the path to business ownership and success. Participants will learn how to build a profitable business and avoid common mistakes that lead to frustration and possibly failure. SBDC Strategic Growth Plan© is specifically designed to be used as the road map by the owner.
The plan will be developed in five planning phases:
A. affirming Dreams (goals)
B. understanding Obstacles & Opportunities
C. identifying Resources, and
D. outlining Steps within a critical path.
This becomes the acronym DOORS© and is the foundation of our approach. Participants will also work on a loan proposal that will demonstrate ability to repay a proposed loan. Our objective is to share with the participants SBDC’s secrets of presenting a proposal to a lender.
Please only register for one by selecting the date and/or location that best fits in your schedule. Be sure to arrive in the classroom on time. After a brief presentation, if you are interested in being part of the program you will be asked to begin the application process on the College's computers. Only 10 applicants will be accepted for this 10 week Program.
What the Program offers - 10 week training program begins mid-April:
Strategic Launch – Open for Business!
Building a Successful Business Plan
Legal & Records Management
Financing Your Small Business
Small Business Recordkeeping with QuickBooks
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring (online- self paced)
Government as Your Customer / Certifications what you need to know
*Sequence of courses may change based upon instructor availability.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: At the conclusion of the 10 week training program you will have all the information you need to launch your new business and file for incorporation with the State of Maryland.
SBDC consultants will continue to help you in all phases of your business growth and development.
Additional free and low-cost in person and online training is available to help with supporting the growth of your business.