Have you thought about starting a new business? How do you make decisions and solve problems? How do you set goals and priorities? How do you manage your time?
These and other questions should be answered by anyone who is thinking about starting a business. Persons who may have a good idea but need help getting started should enroll in Community Action Partnership’s Micro-Enterprise Business Development and Training Program.
The class helps persons interested in starting and maintaining their own business take the first step by learning to write a business plan. Through the program, participants learn valuable tips from experienced accountants, bankers, attorneys and other professionals.
“The program has been developed to provide an opportunity for Montgomery County residents to realize their dream of starting their own business,” says LaSandra Wright, Director of Micro-Enterprise and Computer Literacy for the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. “The goals of the Micro-Enterprise Business Development Program are to provide motivated and committed individuals the opportunity to receive business training and ongoing technical assistance.”
The next ten-week Micro-Enterprise class session begins Thursday, Sept. 8 and continues through Thursday, Nov. 10. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Community Action Partnership office, 719 S. Main St. in Dayton.
Course topics include the legal forms of business ownership; setting up and managing business reporting systems; understanding financial statements; insuring your business; marketing your business and more.
Enrollment for the Micro-Enterprise Business Development and Training Program is limited and pre-registration is required.
Visit www.cap- dayton.org/programsinyourcommunity/montgomerycounty/business_development.html to see the registration packet. For more information or to pre-register, contact micro@cap-dayton.org or call (937) 341-5000, ext. 125.