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Akron: Managing Cash Flow

Thursday, Jun 20 5:30PM to 7:30PM

The WBC and ECDI will be hosting financial trainings in Akron through our banking partners US Bank and Huntington National Bank. The FDIC's Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Learn here about Money Smart tools and strategies that can help your business start or grow.

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Cleveland: Get Your Ish Together Series: Budgeting and Forecasting

Thursday, Jul 11 11:00am to 1:00pm

Budgeting is a word we’ve all used and probably a skill we believe we’ve mastered if we have more money than bills at the end of the month, but when it comes to your business, things are a little bit different. When you budget, you will be responsible for looking into the future and planning which  critical to the health of your business. If you’re not pricing your services or products correctly to cover the margins and costs, you’re not really helping yourself.

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Akron: Access To Capital Panel

Thursday, Jul 18 5:30PM to 7:30PM

The WBC and ECDI will be hosting financial trainings in Akron through our banking partners US Bank and Huntington National Bank. The FDIC's Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Learn here about Money Smart tools and strategies that can help your business start or grow.

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Cleveland: Get Your Ish Together Series: Bookkeeping and Tracking

Thursday, Jul 18 11:00am to 1:00pm

Understanding and being accountable for the money that is coming in as well as going out of your business. The timing of these actions is critical, which we’ll see in the future sessions. We’ll look at your expenses using practical tools and resources such as quickbooks, google sheets and waves.

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Cleveland: Get Your Ish Together Series: Diagnosing Financial Statements

Thursday, Jul 25 11:00am to 1:00pm

Through the sample business we will walk you from point A to Point B, breaking down all three financial statements so that you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to comprehend, read and plan based on the what the statements say—in an intimate setting. Your income statement and Balance sheet will give both snapshots of your business’ financial health and a more expansive view of your profit and losses, revenues and expenses over a one-year period of time.

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Akron: Record Keeping

Thursday, Aug 15 5:30PM to 7:30PM

The WBC and ECDI will be hosting financial trainings in Akron through our banking partners US Bank and Huntington National Bank. The FDIC's Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Learn here about Money Smart tools and strategies that can help your business start or grow.

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Cleveland and Northern Ohio: S.E.E.D. at the Library

Thursday, Sep 05 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: $150.00

Sometimes even well-equipped entrepreneurs can find themselves in a rut, or just hungry for more information on small business success and growth. The Small Enterprise Education Development (SEED) Training Series is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to enhance their business idea or expand an existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas (Business Concept, Organization, Customer Relations, and Operations) using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90-day action plan. 

Schedule

 Module 1: Business Concept
Thursday September 5th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 2: Organization
Thursday September 12th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 3: Customer Relations
Thursday September 19th, 2019. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

• Module 4: Operations
Thursday September 26th. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $150.00 for four-class series and certificate of completion. 

Full series is required for start-up phase prospective ECDI lending clients. Clients are encouraged to attend an Info Session beforehand. Registration closes 2 business days before the class or when the class is fully booked; series fills up quickly. Classes are subject to cancellation. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class.  For special considerations, call Lauren Smith at (216) 912-5665.

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Akron: Risk Management

Thursday, Sep 19 5:30PM to 7:30PM

The WBC and ECDI will be hosting financial trainings in Akron through our banking partners US Bank and Huntington National Bank. The FDIC's Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Learn here about Money Smart tools and strategies that can help your business start or grow.

Register