Entrepreneurial Certificate

The Graduating Class of 2014

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Bilingual Entrepreneurial Certificate

This certificate involves a series of lectures, workshops and networking events aimed at increasing the success of enterprises during their formation and early growth stages. The program is based on strong business planning concepts using a strategic framework focused on four strong elements relationship development, resource creation, cash flow management and contingency planning.

What makes our program different?

  • A strong financing preparation component
  • Individualized business coaching
  • Networking
  • Chief instructor has over 15 years very practical experience and expertise in the areas of electrical engineering, economics, finance, real estate, small business management, nonprofit management and international business.
  • The program is culturally relevant to address the needs of Latinos and Urban Entrepreneurs
  • Participants have the opportunity to present their idea to a panel of commercial lenders and/or business owners.

Program topics include:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership
  • The Legalities of Starting a Business: formation, contracts, licenses, permits, trademarks and copyrights.
  • Marketing Research: understanding your industry, your client and your competition
  • Marketing Planning: overall, pricing, promotional, location selection and product/service value proposition
  • Marketing Strategies and Tactics
  • Budgeting and Understanding Costs
  • Forecasting Sales and calculating break even point
  • Financing Your Business
  • Financial Statements
  • Risk Planning
  • Contingency Planning

Advanced Entrepreneurial Certificate

This program is for businesses poised with the growing challenges. It is designed for entrepreneurs who have been established for more than 2 years, however you are not required to have a business to register. The program is based on strong strategic planning concepts using a solid framework focused on four strong elements: relationship development and retention; financing business growth, management of human resources and risk management.

What makes our program different?

  • A strong financing preparation component
  • Marketing gap analysis
  • Peer coaching groups
  • Networking
  • Chief instructor has over 15 years very practical experience and expertise in the areas of electrical engineering, economics, finance, real estate, small business management, nonprofit management and international business
  • Opportunity to connect with professionals in banking, human relations, legal and insurance industries

Program topics include:

  • Contracts, licenses, permits, trademarks and copyrights
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Marketing Planning – review of current marketing plan
  • Business Development Planning -Minority Business Certification, Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Budgeting and Understanding Costs
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Forecasting Sales and calculating break even point
  • Financing Your Business
  • Financial Statements
  • Risk Planning
  • Contingency Planning