Monday, December 7, 2009

BOI Winter Workshop Schedule Now Available


BOI is pleased to announce our workshop schedule for January through March 2010 is now available. Click here to view or download the schedule and class descriptions. As always, contact us at (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 or to register.

New Business Beginnings Material and Format!
You will notice that we're making some changes in 2010 to better assist you in starting and growing your business. We will be using the new Core Four® curriculum in our business planning courses, which presents business planning concepts in four major areas: success planning, market planning, cash flow planning and operations planning. This engaging and interactive curriculum will inspire and motivate you to have the confidence to build and grow your own small business. With this new curriculum, we have created two separate programs: Business Planning 1 and Business Planning 2. New entrepreneurs will take the first steps in planning for business success with Business Planning 1, then with that foundation in place, Business Planning 2 will assist the entrepreneur in the process of completing the business plan.

Get $mart-er!
We are also adding a 10-hour workshop series called Get Smart with Your Money to ensure emerging or existing business owners understand and practice good financial decision-making. To do so will improve business success rate and “bankability” when seeking small business loans.

Additional Programs
We will continue to schedule our core business growth workshops in the areas of sales and marketing, financial management, and legal issues, but are also looking at ways to be more flexible and responsive to your needs by adding new programs as needs are identified. Watch for future announcements of new offerings such as small-group working sessions as follow-ups to our core classes, business owner peer group meetings covering topics of interest, and open computer lab hours.
We are committed to helping you realize your dream. In addition to reviewing the scheduled classes, schedule a business counseling appointment so we can connect you to programs, resources and opportunities!

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