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Citizens Small Business Financial Empowerment Series
January 20 @ 12:00 pm - March 3 @ 1:15 pm
Small businesses are the heart of every community. Citizens is committed to help small business owners thrive through financial empowerment. Our Small Business Financial Empowerment sessions equip business owners with the tools, skills and resources needed to build a strong, resilient business.
The Citizens Small Business Financial Empowerment Series is a weekly series meeting every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. While it’s not required, we recommend that you attend as many sessions as you can to get the most out of the series.
Registration will close 8 days before each session and attendance is capped at 35 people. So make sure you register ASAP if you’d like to attend.
Defining Customer Need: January 20
- Develop customer insights to grow customer satisfaction and loyalty to your business.
Business Operations: January 27
- Understand the value of forecasting sales, supplier basics and operational costs to help drive profitability for your business.
Creating Business Strategy: February 2
- Learn how developing a winning aspiration will help guide your business strategy.
Financing Your Business: February 10
- Discover the many ways to finance your business at every stage and learn the five C’s of credit.
Communicating Your Business: February 17
- Explore how effectively communicating your vision for success helps you attract customers, employees, and stakeholders.
Financial Management: February 24
- Review key financial statements that help you understand how cash flows through your business.
Small Business Optimization: March 3
- Understand how business disruptions can help your business build resiliency.
The Economic & Community Development Institute’s Women’s Business Centers of Ohio guide individuals at any stage of the business process. Through one-on-one counseling sessions with WBC staff and volunteers, you can get the direction and resources to meet your goals. Business advisers want to help you successfully start a business, or grow and expand your existing business — increasing revenue and creating jobs for the local economy.
The WBCs present training workshops regularly to provide access to small business knowledge at no charge. They are the only SBA-funded Women’s Business Centers in the state.