ENTREPRENEUR AND SMALL BUSINESS EDUCATION SERIES
The Entrepreneur and Small Business Education Series is a partnership between the Downtown Long Beach Alliance and Long Beach State University’s Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The education series is focused on providing the tools and skills needed to start and run a successful business. The Entrepreneur and Small Business Education Series is a six-week program starting April 20, 2019 and runs on consecutive Saturdays. Long Beach State University will provide a certificate of accomplishment to those who complete the entire program.
Week 1: The Value of a Business Plan, April 20
Week 2: Your Marketing Plan, April 27
Week 3: Financial Aspects of Your Business & HR, May 4
(Session will go until 12:15PM)
Week 4: Where to Locate Your Business, May 11
Week 5: Legal and Funding Opportunities, May 18
Week 6: June 1, * PitchFest:
A certificate ceremony – Participants that have attended all 10 modules will walk out with a certificate and a self-developed business plan in hand.
Pitchfest is for all qualified potential award recipients to present their business plan. All start-up or expansion costs are itemized and defined in the applicant’s week 6 pitch.
Week 7: June 13, DLBA Economic Development Committee
Target Audience: Existing and Potential Downtown Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, and Small Business owners
Potential Class Size: 45-75 per session
Education Series Facilitators
Bruce Sparks, California State University, Long Beach – College of Business
Dr. Hieu Nguyen, California State University, Long Beach – College of Business
Dr. Scott Flexo, California State University, Long Beach – College of Business
Frank McNulty, California State University, Long Beach – College of Business
Sean Lieppman, Senior Associate at Lee & Associates
Austin Metoyer, Economic Development & Policy Manager at Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Ashleigh Stone, Esq., Owner & Principal Attorney of Stone Law & Consulting
Mary Ellen, California State University, Long Beach – College of Business
Time: 8am-12noon each consecutive Saturday starting April 20
Location: Studio One Eleven (245 W3rd St. Long Beach CA 90802)
Cost to Attend: FREE to attend for Existing and Potential Downtown Business Owners and CSULB Students (Value of $1,350)
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