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Women’s Business Academy

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Do you have a great business idea?

Need help getting it off the ground?

Don’t know where to start?

Get Started at the Women’s Business Academy

Starting a business is a major undertaking and no one should try to do it alone. The WBC is here to help, think of us as your trusted advisor; someone you can count on for sound advice and to be there when you need help along the way.

The Women’s Business Academy will teach you the fundamentals of starting a business in an engaging and interactive manner, resulting in a complete business plan.

Schedule – The Academy is a 9-week course; totaling 75 hours of training. Classes are held 3 – 4 nights per week from 6pm – 8:30pm. The course is FREE, but you must qualify.

CURRICULUM

ATTEND THIS PROGRAM TO LEARN:

  • Business Planning

    7 units of business planning combined with one-on-one counseling, walk you through process of researching and writing a business plan.
  • Business Law

    2 units on the business law orient you on the effects the law has on the decisions you make when organizing and running your business.
  • Accounting

    4 units of accounting teach you the basics so you can understand how your business is doing financial and how to run it better.
  • Real Estate

    This unit teaches you the commercial leasing or purchasing process and when it makes financial sense to buy instead of rent.
  • Marketing

    4 units of marketing orient you on the science of marketing, how to use it to plan your products and promotion plan.
  • Personal & Professional Development

    3 units are dedicated to helping you grow as a person and build you to be the leader you need to be success in business.
  • Personnel

    This unit familiarizes you with your role as an employer, how to hire staff and what the government expects from you.
  • Insurance

    This unit explains the commercial insurance buying process, how to assess your coverage needs and how to understand your insurance policy.
  • Credit Management

    This unit will teach you about credit, how your FICO score is calculated and strategies to start fixing your credit.
  • Accessing Capital

    This unit reviews the lending process from the perspective of a banker and where you need to be to access the capital you need.
  • Time Management

    Want to get more done in less time? This unit offers strategies you can use to be more efficient and effective with your time.
  • Financial Literacy

    This unit teaches you how money works, the importance of budgets and how to invest your money to reach your goals.

PREREQUISITES

THOSE WHO WISH TO ENROLL SHOULD HAVE:

A viable business idea

Capital to get started

Good credit, especially if capital is needed to start

2 to 3 years of supervisory or managerial level experience in the industry in which they wish to open the business

Time needed to get started

Support from your family

Plans to open a business in LAEDA’s service area – Southern New Jersey

ENROLLMENT

To Join our community of successful entrepreneurs:
Complete an application form
Email wbc@laeda.com
Call 856-338-1177