The NLBWA-LA Business Management Academy provides minority women business owners who have been in business for two or more years with step-by-step "how to" training on making the transition to an effective business manager and a successful small business owner. The program is a six-week intensive executive type program, which included courses in Business Management, Marketing, Social Media, Business Best Practices, Business Finance, Business Development and How to communicate effectively in Writing and Verbally. A total of 30-40 students are expected to successfully complete the Academy.
As part of the six-week course students receive homework assignments called "Tools for Success Package" which includes the development of their elevator speech, professional biography, capabilities page and a short business plan. A panel will evaluate the Tools for Success package submitted by the students; three of the best packages will each receive a $500 business grant. Students will also receive a professional headshot.
The generosity of our sponsors Verizon and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will enable NLBWA-LA to offer scholarships and extend its outreach to recruit students through various professional non-profit organizations and local chamber of commerce.
o Developing winning presentations & communication strategies
o Cutting edge business practices
o Marketing for visibility
o Practical insights to effectively managing and operating a successful business
o Using social networking to generate business leads
o Results focused writing
o Managing your business cash
o Work life balance
COURSE DURATION: 6 weeks: One three-hour-class per week (includes dinner and all educational materials)
CLASS DATES: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
CLASSROOM LOCATION: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
700 N. Alameda Street, 2nd Floor, Room 2456
Los Angeles, CA 90012
PARKING: Free. Courtesy of MWD located in the employee parking structure
FEE: All inclusive program fee *$150 members; $200 non-members. Join NLBWA-LA today and get both membership and the Academy for only $250.
*Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors Verizon and the Metropolitan Water District, NLBWA-LA is able to offer this program at this very special rate. Scholarships available.
REGISTRATION: RSVP by February 18, 2011. Register online at www.nlbwa-la.org. Please register early; Space is limited. For questions and scholarship application please call (213) 608-1280 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.