Announcing a South Florida Small Business Workshop Series

Consolidated Credit and Comerica Bank team up to offer business readiness certification training to local entrepreneurs.

Looking to start a small business or break out on your own as an entrepreneur in South Florida? Consolidated Credit has teamed up with Comerica Bank to teach a 6-part South Florida small business workshop called Small Business $ense: Business Readiness Certification Training. These 6-part series will teach you everything you need to know to successfully open a small business or startup here in South Florida.

“We’re excited to help local entrepreneurs and prospective business owners to learn the skills they need to run a South Florida business,” says Maria Gaitan, Director of Community Development at Consolidated Credit. “We want to help ensure that anyone who wants to start a business has the knowledge they need to be successful. That way, local business startups have the best chance to operate and flourish in today’s competitive marketplace.”

Flyer for Small Business $ense Business Certification Training

Entrepreneurs & Startups FREE workshop series You are invited to the Comerica Bank Small Business $ense Business Certification Training 6-Session Workshop Series May 28th – July 2nd Tuesday 5:30pm -7:30pm Sponsored by: RBCDC Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation. Innovation. Restoration. Beautification. Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Consolidated Credit Solutions

This South Florida small business workshop series will occur every Tuesday from May 28th to July 2nd in Riviera Beach. Each session is two hours, running from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Comerica Bank’s Small Business $ense Resource Center.

“Participants will learn how to develop a business plan and secure funding so they can protect their own personal finances,” Gaitan explains. “They will become knowledgeable in business essentials, such as finance, marketing, business planning, accounting, operations, certification, negotiation, insurance, credit and more. It’s really a chance to learn everything you need to know to become a successful business owner.”

Business readiness certification for Riviera Beach

At the end of the six-part workshop series, participants who attended all six sessions will earn a business readiness certificate.

“Many cities and municipalities have similar requirements and steps you must take to open a business,” Gaitan continues. “This small business workshop series will teach you those steps. Anyone who attends all six parts of the workshop will receive a business readiness certificate. This can help you get the formal certification you need as a business operator in Palm Beach County and other cities.”

In order to receive the business readiness certification, you must attend all six parts of the small business workshop series. However, there is no requirement for attending all six sessions. In fact, Gaitan and her team encourage anyone who is interested but short on time to attend as many sessions as they can fit in their schedule.

“We understand that attending seminars every Tuesday for six weeks may be a challenge for people working to start a small business,” Gaitan agrees. “However, even if you can only attend one or two sessions that focus on topics you need to learn, that will be invaluable on your journey to start a new venture. And you’re welcome to attend!”

Small business workshop dates and topics

Each workshop in the small business workshop series will be held on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30. The classes are located in the Comerica Bank Small Business $ense Resource Center in Riviera Beach at:

1229 E. Blue Heron Blvd.

Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Date Session
May 28th Start Smart: What Every Startup Business Should Know | Business Planning Basics
June 4th Business Expert Panel: Legal, Accounting, Insurance and Banking
June 11th Marketing and Social Media Strategies
June 18th Contracting with Corporation and Government
June 25th Credit as an Asset | Business Funding Alternatives
July 2nd Business Plan Review | Business Pitch Competition and Graduation Ceremony
Written by :
Meghan Alard [email protected] Financial Literacy Specialist

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