Free workshops to get your business started!

February 6 – April 17, 2015 • 2 – 3:30 pm
Every other Friday at the UM-Flint University Outreach Innovation Incubator
Northbank Center, 432 North Saginaw Street, Suite 207, Flint, MI 48502

Metro Community Development in partnership with UM-Flint University Outreach presents workshops to help you start creating the foundation of your business or non-profit. These courses build on each other, so you are encouraged to attend as many as possible. Additional coaching is available as you develop your structure and start making your dreams a reality.

  • Business Plan 101February 6, 2015 • 2-3:30 pm
    How to develop a business plan for entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • Business EssentialsFebruary 20, 2015 • 2-3:30 pm
    The resources and support needed to operate a small business effectively including assembling your team to handle legal, web design, marketing, accounting, sales, and product or service development.
  • Funding Your StartupMarch 6, 2015 • 2-3:30 pm
    Learn about the various loan and technical assistance programs available to start-up and existing businesses through Metro Community Development.
  • What are Banks and Credit Unions Looking For?March 20, 2015 • 2-3:30 pm
    Discover how to make your small business a viable candidate for financing.
  • Good Business Credit and Why You Need ItApril 3, 2015 • 2-3:30 pm
    Learn why business credit is important and how to establish and monitor business credit.
  • Next Steps for Your BusinessApril 17, 2015 • 2-3:30 pm
    We will recap previous sessions, and explore organizations that provide entrepreneurs with resources to operate efficiently.
Registration is Free, but Required:

Seating is limited, register today!
A map to the location and parking information will be sent to you upon registration.

About Abron Andrews Jr., Workshop Facilitator
Abron Andrews Jr. coordinates loans and provides technical assistance through Metro Community Development. He offers 12 years’ experience in banking and investments as a financial consultant, and worked as a counselor at Ashford University in Iowa, where he holds an MBA. He can be reached at (810) 767-4622 ext. 22.

About Metro Community Development
MCD enhances community development initiatives for underserved people and communities. It provides Micro Loans, Enterprise Loans, Affordable Mortgage Loans, and Individual Lending leading to the creation of vibrant communities.

About University Outreach Innovation Incubator
The Innovation Incubator helps students and community members start businesses and non-profits. The public is invited to use the co-work space and take advantage of business resources, offered at no charge thanks to a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation.

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