Consolidated Credit Announces a New Virtual Small Business Workshop Series

Teaching startups and entrepreneurs the ropes for running a small business

Consolidated Credit and Comerica Bank will host a new virtual small business workshop series this spring. If you’re thinking of starting a small business or startup, this free workshop series is for you. The 6-part series will teach you everything you need to know to successfully start and grow a business. You will receive training from industry experts on how to take your business to the next level.

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“We’re excited that we’ve been able to partner with Comerica Bank again to bring the small business workshop series back virutally,” says Maria Gaitan, Director of Community Development at Consolidated Credit. “The live workshops we’ve held over the past two years have been a resounding success. We want to give more small business owners the opportunity to attend and learn what they need to know to be successful in 2021. This virtual workshop gives us the opportunity to do so safely.”

Small business workshop dates and topics

Webinar Session Date and Time
Business Planning BasicsWhat Every Startup Business Should Know Tuesday, April 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Business Expert Panel: Legal, Accounting, Insurance and Banking Tuesday, April 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Marketing and Social Media Strategies Tuesday, April 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Contracting with Corporations and Government Tuesday, May 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Credit as an Asset | Business Funding Alternatives Tuesday, May 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Business Plan Review | Business Pitch Competition and Graduation Ceremony Tuesday, May 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Past participants talk about their experience

Receiving small business readiness certification

At the end of the six-part webinar series, participants will receive a business readiness certificate.

“Many cities and counties have similar requirements and steps you must take to become an approved vendor,” Gaitan explains. “This small business workshop series will teach you those steps so you can get valuable contracts with local municipalities and counties. Anyone who attends all six parts of the workshop will receive a business readiness certificate. This can help you get the certification you need as a business operator.”

To receive the business readiness certification, you must attend all six virtual sessions of the 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 of the online sessions as they can fit in their schedule.

“We understand that attending webinars every week 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!”

Written by :
Meghan Alard [email protected] Financial Literacy Specialist

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