One of the most common reasons for business failure is a lack of planning. For over two decades, the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership has offered is a 10-week business development course as a solution that gives prospective business owners all the tools necessary to start their business successfully and operate them profitably.
In the Micro-Enterprise Business Development and Training Program, students learn about essential business functions and the main components of a formal business plan. By thinking through business scenarios, students identify and plan for the many pitfalls that can lead to business failure. The course also focuses on the managerial skills needed to grow and maintain their enterprise. Course topics include managing business records, financing your business, managing cash flow, pricing your products/services, and more. Guest speakers may include accounting, legal, and marketing professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss business banking and financial considerations with regional small business bankers.
Managing Partner at
Jasper Browne, LLC.
A graduate of Wright State University, Mr. Winburn earned a Bachelor's in Financial Services and MBA in Management, Innovation, and Change. He has 25 years of experience delivering financial, wealth management and business development services to small business owners and high net-worth individuals. As an entrepreneur, he both invests in businesses and provides consulting services to companies in the areas of business strategy, development, and financial management. In 2009, he was recognized by the Dayton Business Journal as a 40 and Under Forty Honoree. As a Miami Valley Community Action Partnership instructor, he teaches micro-enterprise and entrepreneurship as a tool for wealth creation.
In this series, we will cover:
The Business Concept
& Legally Formation
Direction to help clarify your business idea and decide where to take it. Determine the legal framework for a sound operation.
Operating a Sustainable
& Profitable Business
Establish business processes and the critical success factors for your business model. Manage your budget and control your cash flow.
Writing the Formal Business Plan
A step-by-step process, the template, and the tools, to take the ideas in your head and get them on paper. All you need to build a traditional business plan.