Free Webinar Series for Small Business Owners

The National Development Council, a national leader in community and economic development training, created the Entrepreneurship Academy to assist small business owners.

In addition to increasing the flow of capital to small business owners, we aim to bridge the information divide that often excludes small business owners. To that end, we offer classes about the fundamentals of operating businesses and acquiring capital.

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Cash Reigns Supreme Webinar Series
The three-part Cash Reigns Supreme webinar series is designed to teach small business owners the importance of financial statements and how they can be used to make better business decisions. Participants learn how third parties, including lenders, evaluate financial statements to make lending decisions.

Specific topics include:
•   The importance of maintaining current and accurate financial records
•   Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statements
•   The importance of CASH
•   Determining your company’s cash needs
•   Cash flow statements and cash flow forecasting
•   Accounting terminology
•   Selecting an accounting system
•   Preparing for growth

The course follows a case study for Bread for Life, Inc. – based on a small business financed by NDC’s Grow America Fund. You do not need to complete the in-class assignment in the Coursebook you can download it from this webpage – but reading the Bread for Life case study before watching the recorded webinars should help you follow along. Having a calculator, pencils or pens and some scratch paper handy will allow you to analyze the case study’s numbers throughout the webinar.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COURSEBOOK

Understanding Financial Statements Webinar Series: Unravelling the Mystery Of Business Financing
The three-part Understanding Financial Statements webinar series is designed to teach small business owners the construction of financial statements and how they are evaluated by owners and investors to determine creditworthiness for capital access.

Specific topics include:
•   The key components of business credit
•   Sources and uses of cash
•   Determining your company’s debt capacity
•   The importance of the Balance Sheet
•   Profit & Loss Statements
•   Lending and loan terminology
•   Preparing for growth

This interactive series uses live case examples to illustrate key concepts.


Class Schedule & Registration

Please click on the following dates and time for FREE registration

Cash Reigns Supreme – July 6th & 20th
•   Wed, Jul 06, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
•   Wed, Jul 20, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

How to Get a Loan – Aug 3rd & 17th
•   Wed, Aug 03, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
•   Wed, Aug 17, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Cash Reigns Supreme – Sept 7th & 21st
•   Wed, Sep 07, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
•   Wed, Sep 21, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

How to Get a Loan – Oct 5th & 19th
•   Wed, Oct 05, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
•   Wed, Oct 19, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Cash Reigns Supreme – Nov 2nd & Nov 16th
•   Wed, Nov 02, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
•   Wed, Nov 16, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

How to Get a Loan – Dec 7th & 21st
•   Wed, Dec 07, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
•   Wed, Dec 21, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

 

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