Entrepreneurship Track

Biz Basics

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Free and low cost business capacity building workshops that will be open to both Tejara Center members and non-members. Topics cover a wide range of topics such as marketing, legal, business planning, bookkeeping, etc:

  • Business Startup Basics
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Marketing Basics
  • Human Resource Basics
  • Bookkeeping Basics
  • Financing Basics
  • Legal Basics
  • Introduction to Quickbooks
  • Leveraging Social Media Sites to Market Your Business
  • Get Your Business Online
  • Franchising as a Business Ownership Option

Check back soon for announced workshop dates and registration details!

Biz Accelerator

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Using the NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs curriculum, this 3 month (12-sessions broken into 36 hours) course will give entrepreneurs and business owners the professional knowledge and management skills they need to grow their business combined with one-on-one business counseling. Participants will learn to identify feasible opportunities for profitable and sustainable growth, and bring them to fruition by preparing a comprehensive business plan based on proven market research, financial management and project management techniques.

Learning Objectives:

Profitable growth and the entrepreneurial mindset, setting goals and objectives for sustainable growth, business planning and feasibility studies, the importance of networking, how your business structure affects your growth options, legal issues that affect growing businesses, identifying new markets and competitors, using customer and competition profiles to analyze new market potential, balancing the Four Ps, building a global brand, setting the right price in new markets, maintaining excellent customer service during business growth, financial statements and their uses, how accounting systems guide growth,  preparing a Personal Financial Statement and current Business Balance Sheet, using ratios to analyze Balance Sheet information, examining bookkeeping and recordkeeping activities and controls, debt and equity financing for growth opportunities, alternative financing sources, preparing a financing proposal, communicating your financial needs to lenders and investors, negotiating and managing deals and contracts, avoiding the pitfalls of unmanaged growth, project management, financial management and other tools for managed growth, growing your supply chain

Program Benefits:

Weekly training sessions, one-on-one meetings with experts and mentors..ie…attorneys, accountants, , etc, development of an actionable business plan, access to capital, specialized networking events, business workshops, assistance with connecting with buyers in both the government and private sector

A glimpse of topics:

Business assessment and goal setting   *writing a business plan   * Business plan vs. business model   *Steps to develop and refine your business concept   *Market research   * Competitor research   *Pricing your product   * Branding and marketing   *Patents and trademarks   *Finance    *Taxes  *Growing your business * distribution channels * Using technology to enhance sales * Customer retention and customer services

Basic Criteria for Eligibility:
  • Company is a start- up or small to medium enterprise (SME)
  • Company has a marketable product/service or viable business idea
  • Company’s management team is willing to commit time and resources to meeting the consulting requirements of the Tejara Center program.

Other requirements apply depending on the program of interest.

Pricing:

Fees are indicated at the time of registration. Please contact us for pricing on the entrepreneurship programs.