Schedules
Business and management education programs
Description
DATE
ORIENTATION
August 30-September 3, 2021

Our opening module will orient participants to the 10,000 Small Businesses program and allow faculty, scholars, and business service providers to connect with each other while learning more about entrepreneurial skill sets and the entrepreneurial economy of the region. We will discuss the outcomes of participants’ business assessments and dig into the ideas behind how to create and act upon a Growth Plan. As part of our first session we will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs on their approach to growing businesses, their use of local business assistance resources, and the relationship between their business and family lives.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS (MOD 1)
september 7-10, 2021

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES (MOD 2)
September 13-17, 2021

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Farshad Rafii
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP I & II
September 20-24, 2021

The Financial Statements Workshop(FSW) is a six hour face-to-face workshop (two, three-hour sessions) taught by community college faculty. The goal is to get the scholars more comfortable with financial statements in general, and their numbers more specifically. This workshop will focus on financial statement construction and format with the underlying assumption that if the scholars understand how to construct the three basic financial statements, they will more easily be able to interpret and forecast financial statements.

Kirk Canzano
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
MONEY AND METRICS (MOD 3)
September 27-october 1, 2021


Financial literacy is essential for growing your business.You must understand your company’s financial statements, how they relate to each other, and how they can help you set goals, benchmark progress and grow your revenue and bottom line. In this module, we review financial statement basics and then develop analyses and forecasting methods to plan and monitor your business growth.

Kirk Canzano
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
You are the lender clinic
october 6, 2021

This clinic gives scholars the opportunity to play the role of bankers on a loan committee evaluating three preliminary loan applications.Bankers role-play the applicants, and scholars conduct a Q&A as part of the process. Each loan committee is asked to make loan recommendations for each applicant:

Kirk Canzano
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
YOU ARE THE LEADER (MOD 4)
October 11-15, 2021

Most small business owners are looking for a path to becoming a more strategic and effective leader for their business. In this module, participants take part in a simulation to better understand their personal leadership style and receive feedback on entrepreneurial approaches to different leadership styles. Participants then negotiate through a set of interactive business cases.

Brandon Shamim
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
IT'S THE PEOPLE (MOD 5)
October 18-22, 2021

High-growth small businesses frequently attribute their success to the quality and dedication of their people. This module will help participants to hire, develop, and retain talented individuals who can help them grow their businesses. We use a number of exercises to explore the role of organizational culture and human capital management on jump-starting business growth and then work with participants to incorporate new practices in the design and implementation of their Business Growth Plans.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
NEGOTIATIONS CLINIC
november 1, 2021

This Negotiations Clinic provides the scholars with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of different kinds of negotiations that they commonly do as they run their businesses. They will learn how to anticipate and respond in each type, as well as how to prepare for negotiations. By participating in these role-plays and discussing afterwards the outcomes and tactics each scholar used, they see both the limits and benefits of their practice and they learn new tactics for getting better outcomes.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
MARKETING AND SELLING (MOD 6)
october 25-29, 2021

Sales, selling, and the management of the whole marketing system are critical aspects of business growth. This module focuses on how to understand the nature of customer relations, markets, and the competition. In partnership with local and national business service providers, we recap the fundamentals of sales and marketing and then explore various international and governmental procurement opportunities. This module includes exercises that allow participants to improve their personal selling skills and a panel to discuss social media-based marketing.

Russ McClellan
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
LEGAL CLINIC
November 5, 2021

The Legal Clinic provides the scholars with an opportunity to build upon the previous foundation content and to provide the scholars the relevant information around the legal aspects of human resource issues found ingrowing a company, particularly those related to hiring, developing, and dismissing employees.  More specifically, the topic is largely employment law as it directly relates to the practice of the scholars in how they manage and grow their businesses.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES (MOD 7)
November 8-12, 2021

Small business owners frequently lament that they do not know how to effectively implement their growth strategies because “everything needs to be done at once.” The final modules of the 10,000 SmallBusinesses curriculum help participants to organize and sequence the various aspects of their Business Growth Plans to prepare for successful implementation. This module emphasizes operations, including work flows and logistics, to help participants better analyze what their businesses are, what they can be, and how to bridge that gap.

Lily Otieno
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
BEING BANKABLE (MOD 8)
November 15-19, 2021

In this module, we review the different types of financing available, discuss the steps to obtain financial capital through each, and help participants understand which funding sources are most appropriate for their businesses and how they can become more bankable. Fundamental business valuation techniques are also examined as a possible metric to assess a company’s growth prospects. This module will be supported by a panel of local bankers and financial service providers.

Kirk Canzano
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
ACTION GROWTH, PART 1
november 29-December 3, 2021

Realizing that entrepreneurship does not have to be a lonely endeavor can be a freeing experience for small business owners. In this session we introduce the role of external business advisors (e.g. mentors, consultants, advisory boards) and explore best practices for accessing and implementing their advice. The module concludes with a panel of external advisors who will describe their services and interact with participants.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. In addition, participants must complete homework and meet 1:1 with business advisor on Tuesday-Wednesday, and attend a 1-hour small group session on Thursday.
ACTION GROWTH, PART 2
December 6-8, 2021

During the final session of the 10,000 SmallBusinesses curriculum, participants will have the opportunity to present their Business Growth Plans and receive feedback from their business advisors and peers as they hone and prepare to implement their strategies. We also will discuss the role of small businesses in the regional economy and ways in which participants might assume leadership roles in strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem moving forward.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
Online Program Delivery
Practical Hours
Classes will be held via zoom meetings on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am & Wednesday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
Description
DATE
ORIENTATION
Thursday, january 20, 2022

Our opening module will orient participants to the 10,000 Small Businesses program and allow faculty, scholars, and business service providers to connect with each other while learning more about entrepreneurial skill sets and the entrepreneurial economy of the region. We will discuss the outcomes of participants’ business assessments and dig into the ideas behind how to create and act upon a Growth Plan. As part of our first session we will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs on their approach to growing businesses, their use of local business assistance resources, and the relationship between their business and family lives.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS (MOD 1)
friday, january 21, 2022

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES (MOD 2)
friday, january 28, 2022

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Farshad Rafii
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
FINANCIAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP
friday, february 4, 2022

The Financial Statements Workshop(FSW) is a six hour face-to-face workshop (two, three-hour sessions) taught by community college faculty. The goal is to get the scholars more comfortable with financial statements in general, and their numbers more specifically. This workshop will focus on financial statement construction and format with the underlying assumption that if the scholars understand how to construct the three basic financial statements, they will more easily be able to interpret and forecast financial statements.

Kirk Canzano
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
MONEY AND METRICS (MOD 3)
friday, february 11, 2022

Financial literacy is essential for growing your business.You must understand your company’s financial statements, how they relate to each other, and how they can help you set goals, benchmark progress and grow your revenue and bottom line. In this module, we review financial statement basics and then develop analyses and forecasting methods to plan and monitor your business growth.

Kirk Canzano
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
You are the lender clinic
wednesday, february 16, 2022

This clinic gives scholars the opportunity to play the role of bankers on a loan committee evaluating three preliminary loan applications.Bankers role-play the applicants, and scholars conduct a Q&A as part of the process. Each loan committee is asked to make loan recommendations for each applicant:

Kirk Canzano
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
YOU ARE THE LEADER (MOD 4)
friday, february 25, 2022

Most small business owners are looking for a path to becoming a more strategic and effective leader for their business. In this module, participants take part in a simulation to better understand their personal leadership style and receive feedback on entrepreneurial approaches to different leadership styles. Participants then negotiate through a set of interactive business cases.

Brandon Shamim
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm.
IT'S THE PEOPLE (MOD 5)
friday, march 4, 2022

High-growth small businesses frequently attribute their success to the quality and dedication of their people. This module will help participants to hire, develop, and retain talented individuals who can help them grow their businesses. We use a number of exercises to explore the role of organizational culture and human capital management on jump-starting business growth and then work with participants to incorporate new practices in the design and implementation of their Business Growth Plans.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm.
NEGOTIATIONS CLINIC
thursday, march 3, 2022

This Negotiations Clinic provides the scholars with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of different kinds of negotiations that they commonly do as they run their businesses. They will learn how to anticipate and respond in each type, as well as how to prepare for negotiations. By participating in these role-plays and discussing afterwards the outcomes and tactics each scholar used, they see both the limits and benefits of their practice and they learn new tactics for getting better outcomes.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
MARKETING AND SELLING (MOD 6)
friday, march 11, 2022

Sales, selling, and the management of the whole marketing system are critical aspects of business growth. This module focuses on how to understand the nature of customer relations, markets, and the competition. In partnership with local and national business service providers, we recap the fundamentals of sales and marketing and then explore various international and governmental procurement opportunities. This module includes exercises that allow participants to improve their personal selling skills and a panel to discuss social media-based marketing.

Russ McClellan
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES (MOD 7)
friday, March 25, 2022

Small business owners frequently lament that they do not know how to effectively implement their growth strategies because “everything needs to be done at once.” The final modules of the 10,000 SmallBusinesses curriculum help participants to organize and sequence the various aspects of their Business Growth Plans to prepare for successful implementation. This module emphasizes operations, including work flows and logistics, to help participants better analyze what their businesses are, what they can be, and how to bridge that gap.

Lily Otieno
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Classes will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
LEGAL CLINIC
friday, march 18, 2022

The Legal Clinic provides the scholars with an opportunity to build upon the previous foundation content and to provide the scholars the relevant information around the legal aspects of human resource issues found ingrowing a company, particularly those related to hiring, developing, and dismissing employees.  More specifically, the topic is largely employment law as it directly relates to the practice of the scholars in how they manage and grow their businesses.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm
BEING BANKABLE (MOD 8)
friday, april 1, 2022

In this module, we review the different types of financing available, discuss the steps to obtain financial capital through each, and help participants understand which funding sources are most appropriate for their businesses and how they can become more bankable. Fundamental business valuation techniques are also examined as a possible metric to assess a company’s growth prospects. This module will be supported by a panel of local bankers and financial service providers.

Kirk Canzano
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
ACTION GROWTH, PART 1
thursday, april 21, 2022

Realizing that entrepreneurship does not have to be a lonely endeavor can be a freeing experience for small business owners. In this session we introduce the role of external business advisors (e.g. mentors, consultants, advisory boards) and explore best practices for accessing and implementing their advice. The module concludes with a panel of external advisors who will describe their services and interact with participants.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
ACTION GROWTH, PART 2
friday, april 22, 2022

During the final session of the 10,000 SmallBusinesses curriculum, participants will have the opportunity to present their Business Growth Plans and receive feedback from their business advisors and peers as they hone and prepare to implement their strategies. We also will discuss the role of small businesses in the regional economy and ways in which participants might assume leadership roles in strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem moving forward.

Jennifer Alvarado
Location
On campus at Long Beach City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
Description
DATE
ORIENTATION
wednesday, March 9, 2022

Our opening module will orient participants to the 10,000Small Businesses program and allow faculty, scholars, and business service providers to connect with each other while learning more about entrepreneurial skill sets and the entrepreneurial economy of the region. We will discuss the outcomes of participants’ business assessments and dig into the ideas behind how to create and act upon a Growth Plan. As part of our first session we will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs on their approach to growing businesses, their use of local business assistance resources, and the relationship between their business and family lives.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS (MOD 1)
wednesday, March 16, 2022

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES (MOD 2)
wednesday, March 23, 2022

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Farshad Rafii
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
FINANCIAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP
wednesday, MARCH 30, 2022

The Financial Statements Workshop (FSW) is a six hour face-to-face workshop (two, three-hour sessions) taught by community college faculty. The goal is to get the scholars more comfortable with financial statements in general, and their numbers more specifically. This workshop will focus on financial statement construction and format with the underlying assumption that if the scholars understand how to construct the three basic financial statements, they will more easily be able to interpret and forecast financial statements.

Oscar Edwards
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
MONEY AND METRICS (MOD 3)
wednesday, April 6, 2022

Financial literacy is essential for growing your business.You must understand your company’s financial statements, how they relate to each other, and how they can help you set goals, benchmark progress and grow your revenue and bottom line. In this module, we review financial statement basics and then develop analyses and forecasting methods to plan and monitor your business growth.

Oscar Edwards
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
YOU ARE THE LENDER CLINIC
wednesday, April 13, 2022

This clinic gives scholars the opportunity to play the role of bankers on a loan committee evaluating three preliminary loan applications.Bankers role-play the applicants, and scholars conduct a Q&A as part of the process. Each loan committee is asked to make loan recommendations for each applicant:

Oscar Edwards
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
YOU ARE THE LEADER (MOD 4)
wednesday, April 20, 2022

Most small business owners are looking for a path to becoming a more strategic and effective leader for their business. In this module, participants take part in a simulation to better understand their personal leadership style and receive feedback on entrepreneurial approaches to different leadership styles. Participants then negotiate through a set of interactive business cases.

Deborah Olson
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
IT'S THE PEOPLE (MOD 5)
wednesday, May 4, 2022

High-growth small businesses frequently attribute their success to the quality and dedication of their people. This module will help participants to hire, develop, and retain talented individuals who can help them grow their businesses. We use a number of exercises to explore the role of organizational culture and human capital management on jump-starting business growth and then work with participants to incorporate new practices in the design and implementation of their Business Growth Plans.

Deborah Olson
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
NEGOTIATIONS CLINIC
wednesday, APRIL 27, 2022

This Negotiations Clinic provides the scholars with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of different kinds of negotiations that they commonly do as they run their businesses. They will learn how to anticipate and respond in each type, as well as how to prepare for negotiations. By participating in these role-plays and discussing afterwards the outcomes and tactics each scholar used, they see both the limits and benefits of their practice and they learn new tactics for getting better outcomes.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
MARKETING AND SELLING (MOD 6)
wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sales, selling, and the management of the whole marketing system are critical aspects of business growth. This module focuses on how to understand the nature of customer relations, markets, and the competition. In partnership with local and national business service providers, we recap the fundamentals of sales and marketing and then explore various international and governmental procurement opportunities. This module includes exercises that allow participants to improve their personal selling skills and a panel to discuss social media-based marketing.

Russ McClellan
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
LEGAL CLINIC
wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Legal Clinic provides the scholars with an opportunity to build upon the previous foundation content and to provide the scholars the relevant information around the legal aspects of human resource issues found ingrowing a company, particularly those related to hiring, developing, and dismissing employees.  More specifically, the topic is largely employment law as it directly relates to the practice of the scholars in how they manage and grow their businesses.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES (MOD 7)
wednesday, may 25, 2022

Small business owners frequently lament that they do not know how to effectively implement their growth strategies because “everything needs to be done at once.” The final modules of the 10,000 SmallBusinesses curriculum help participants to organize and sequence the various aspects of their Business Growth Plans to prepare for successful implementation. This module emphasizes operations, including work flows and logistics, to help participants better analyze what their businesses are, what they can be, and how to bridge that gap.

Lily Otieno
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
BEING BANKABLE (MOD 8)
wednesday, June 1, 2022

In this module, we review the different types of financing available, discuss the steps to obtain financial capital through each, and help participants understand which funding sources are most appropriate for their businesses and how they can become more bankable. Fundamental business valuation techniques are also examined as a possible metric to assess a company’s growth prospects. This module will be supported by a panel of local bankers and financial service providers.

Oscar Edwards
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
ACTION GROWTH, PART 1
tuesday, June 14, 2022

Realizing that entrepreneurship does not have to be a lonely endeavor can be a freeing experience for small business owners. In this session we introduce the role of external business advisors (e.g. mentors, consultants, advisory boards) and explore best practices for accessing and implementing their advice. The module concludes with a panel of external advisors who will describe their services and interact with participants.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
ACTION GROWTH, PART 2
wednesday, June 15, 2022

During the final session of the 10,000 SmallBusinesses curriculum, participants will have the opportunity to present their Business Growth Plans and receive feedback from their business advisors and peers as they hone and prepare to implement their strategies. We also will discuss the role of small businesses in the regional economy and ways in which participants might assume leadership roles in strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem moving forward.

Jackee McNitt-Engles
Location
On campus at Los Angeles City College
Practical Hours
Class will be held from 8:00am to 5:30pm
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