By: Lovette Curry
Starting a small business takes a lot of guts! You have to be a self-motivated and dedicated person with an idea that you think you can sell You also have to be committed to working as hard (if not harder) for yourself than you would anyone else. However, it takes more than just an idea and determination to make a business successful. It requires accounting skills, marketing acumen, a branding strategy, great customer service, and a solid business plan that sets the vision for the entire organization. Many people need training in at least one (usually more than one) of these areas for their business. Nashville Community Education wanted to offer specific business training for entrepreneurs, thus we decided to develop a Small Business Symposium to train budding entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Training is essential for many small business owners to get the skills they need to make their business successful. This Symposium will offer training in the following areas.
- Writing a winning business plan
- Customer Service Training
- Branding and Strategic Marketing
- New Media Strategies
- Small Business Finance
These sessions will be taught by leading experts and successful small business owners. Our goal is to offer affordable business training for the Nashville Community. We want to help our small businesses succeed and we know affordable training gets them much closer to their goal as a business.
Many people make the leap to entrepreneurship every year, and after a few years about half of them close their doors. What is the difference between the businesses that succeed and the ones that don’t overcome their challenges? The difference is the training and skill building in key business functions and the determination to follow-through. We hope to see you at our Small Business Trainings this March. For more information visit our website at http://www.nashville.gov/CE.
Early Bird Registration Ends February 28th!