Consolidated Credit and Comerica Bank Announce 2 New Small Business Workshop Series

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups can receive business readiness certification in Riviera Beach and the City of Plantation this fall.

Following the success of their small business workshop series hosted this summer in Riviera Beach, Consolidated Credit and Comerica bank have announced that they will host two additional small business workshops this fall in Riviera Beach and the City of Plantation, Florida. If you’re thinking of launching a small business or startup venture in South Florida, particularly in these cities, you’re encouraged to attend to receive training from industry experts to take your business to the next level. The 6-part workshop series will teach you everything you need to know to successfully start and grow a business here in South Florida.

Flyer for small business readiness certification in Riviera Beach

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 Comerica Bank Small Business $ense Resource Center


“We’re excited that we’ve been able to partner with Comerica Bank again to bring the small business workshop series back to Riviera Beach,” says Maria Gaitan, Director of Community Development at Consolidated Credit. “The workshop this summer in Riviera Beach was a resounding success with 26 entrepreneurs and business owners graduating from the program. However, registration was limited, so we decided to host a new series this fall, to give more Palm Beach County small business owners the opportunity to attend and learn what they need to know to be successful.”

Gaitan says Consolidated Credit and Comerica Bank also wanted to expand the workshop by offering the series in a second location. With that in mind, they have teamed up with the City of Plantation to offer the same series to Broward County small business owners.

Flyer for Business Readiness Certification Training in Plantation, FL

Free Workshop Series – Register Now You are invited to the Business Readiness Certification Training Entrepreneurs and Startups Fall Session Workshop Series Oct. 16th-Nov. 20th Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm Sponsored by Comerica Bank In Partnership with Consolidated Credit Solutions Plantation – the grass is greener

Small business workshop dates and topics

SessionRiviera BeachCity of Plantation
Start Smart: What Every Startup Business Should Know | Business Planning BasicsTuesday, September 24th, 5:30-7:30Wednesday, October 16th, 6:00-8:00
Business Expert Panel: Legal, Accounting, Insurance and BankingTuesday, October 1st, 5:30-7:30Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:00-8:00
Marketing and Social Media StrategiesTuesday, October 8th, 5:30-7:30Wednesday, October 30th, 6:00-8:00
Contracting with Corporation and GovernmentTuesday, October 15th, 5:30-7:30Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00-8:00
Credit as an Asset | Business Funding AlternativesTuesday, October 22nd, 5:30-7:30Wednesday, November 13th, 6:00-8:00
Business Plan Review | Business Pitch Competition and Graduation CeremonyTuesday, October 29th, 5:30-7:30Wednesday, November 20th, 6:00-8:00

Small business workshop locations

The workshop series for Palm Beach County residents will be at Comerica Bank’s Small Business $ense Resource Center located in the Clean & Safe Resource Center:

1229 E. Blue Heron.
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

The workshop series for Broward County residents will be held at the Edwin F. Deicke Auditorium:

5701 Cypress Road
Plantation, FL 33317

Receiving small business readiness certification

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

“Many cities and counties have similar requirements and steps you must take to become an approved vendor,” Gaitan continues. “This small business workshop series will teach you those steps so you can do business in those cities and counties. 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 Broward County.”

In order to receive the business readiness certification, you must attend all six sessions 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 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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