published: Sunday, February 17, 2013
SBDC offers two more seminars
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The Small Business Development Center is finishing up this month's training with the monthly "Starting Your Business" seminar as well as a new offering for current business owners. The new seminar, Financial Intelligence: Analyzing Your Business' Financial Statements is designed to help small business owners to read and use their financial statement.
Starting Your Business will be offered from 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the University of South Florida, South Florida State College Corporate and Community Education Room T24 .
You've got the idea. Now you need to know how get on your way. "Starting Your Business" is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
"Starting Your Business" is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and wants to make sure they did it correctly.
The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 784-7378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information.
The second and newest workshop, "Financial Intelligence: Analyzing Your Business' Financial Statements," will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. also on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the SFSC campus.
Ever wished you had a crystal ball to help predict your business outcomes? Well, you do! And, it's probably sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Get rid of the excuses that keep you from looking at the numbers. This class will teach how to comprehend business' financial statements in order to focus on the big picture.
After this course, one will be able to use the numbers to evaluate the condition of your business and effectively manage its financial performance by learning how to read, review and understand your statements in as little as one hour per month. Use the statements to recognize negative trends before it's too late. Understand the three statements you must have before making operating and marketing decisions. Speak the same language as your banker and CPA. Perform vertical and horizontal comparative analyses. Use ratios to make the most of your assets. Determine the net worth of your business. Ask financially intelligent questions. Get a glossary of terms and quick reference of ratios.
The text book, "Financial Intelligence For Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need To Know About The Numbers," is included. The speaker is Pearl Para, CPA. Fee for the class is $75.
To register, call SFSC at 784-7405, refer to CRN 21510.
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