Community Action’s “Start Your Business” Program to Start 29th Bi-Annual Sessions
The Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown (CADCA) will begin its twenty-ninth “Start Your Business” program on Monday, August 20, 2012. The comprehensive, 20-week program is held on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at 702 Hamilton Street, Allentown.
CADCA’s entrepreneurial training program was created for people of low- to moderate-income who are thinking about starting a business or expanding their current business in the neighborhoods of center city Allentown. The course begins with a three-week preparatory segment called ‘Getting Ready for Business’, in which participants will have the opportunity to assess their entrepreneurial skills, the soundness of their business idea, and their readiness to start a business within six months to one year after completing the program. There is a $99 enrollment fee, payable the third week.
The program focuses on all the essential aspects of starting a business, such as marketing, finance, management and legal issues. Students will learn the tools for business success, ranging from market research and promotion to record keeping and cash flow projections. The class format will be a two-hour combination of lectures and workshops. Local, successful business owners will bring their experience and expertise to each session. By the end of the program each participant will be expected to have completed a business plan. Business plans are an essential tool and typically required of any business seeking financing.
The Start Your Business Program is part of CADCA’s mission to assist and promote neighborhood revitalization and community spirit by providing access to economic opportunity, creating and sustaining businesses owned and operated by neighbors. CADCA is a subsidiary of the Community Action Committee of the LehighValley.
For more information, please contact:
Kim Stout, Business Development Director