FULL Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST)

The complete BEST course covers all 7 Pre-Self Employment modules over 8 sessions. See below for each module’s description.

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Want to do it all yourself? No problem! Many people just need a manual and some simple fill-in-the-blanks documents. You get:

The BEST Entrepreneurship Skills Training Manual © 2021 – Over 300 pages of how to start your own business, with current links, profiles of success CCAE graduates all in a fun, easy to understand format. 

  • Hard copy Manual, mailed right to your door.
  • Simple, fill-in-the-blanks Business Plan template
  • Locked-formula Financial Statements. You just add words and the numbers. All calculations done for you. (Financial Statements sent by e-mail)
    • Personal Budget 
    • Net Worth Statement
    • Pricing Formula
    • 1 Year Projected Cash Flow Statement, with Start Up Costs
    • AND: we even give you examples of all these to make it easy!

PLUS: 1 hour of one-on-one time via Zoom with Bruce to help you on your way !!

ALL OF THIS for only $199

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BITS OF THE BEST – 1.5 HOUR COURSES

Only interested in one or a few modules? Choose as many individual modules as you like for a flat rate of $1,800 or a bundled package of 3 modules for $4,000

  • Flat rate for all 1.5-hour sessions, except as noted = $1,800 per session, max. 20 attendees.
  • Bundle 3 sessions = $4,000 for 3 sessions, 4.5 hours, max. 20 attendees. 
  • Each includes:
    • e-mailed handouts
    • e-mailed Certificate of Completion

MODULE DESCRIPTIONS

PRE-SELF EMPLOYMENT

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1. BUSINESS-LIFE WELLNESS BALANCE (Medicine Wheel)

  • Wellness is a foremost concern for Entrepreneurs across the country at this strange time of human history. 
  • Using the Four Quadrants of the Medicine Wheel, determine your current state of balance (mind, body, spirit, and heart). 
  • Explore proven solutions to nurture areas that need attention, while maintaining areas of strength.

2. FINANCIAL LITERACY  BASICS

  • Getting our financial house in order is a key first step in building a business – determining needs vs wants, and then ensuring our basic needs are covered, before looking at discretionary purchases, personal budgeting, and understanding how credit works, how it can be built, and how certain actions can bring it down. 
  • Money-suckers and how to avoid them
  • Compound Interest and how it works for and against you

3. DECISION MAKING FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR

  • How to access your deep intuition to make even tough decisions using your values.
  • Decisions are tough; they come with consequences. How do we use our intuition and value system to confidently go forward? 
  • How do our intuition and values feed this process? 
  • Learn a simple but very effective method of clarifying for yourself the best course of action and follow through for the best results.

4. WHAT ARE MY STRENGTHS?

  • Using the medicine wheel as a model, we need to find the balance between the four key aspects of business – 
  1. Making, 
  2. Marketing, 
  3. Managing, and 
  4. Money; and 
  • recognize that most of us will not consider all these aspects as strengths – if we focus on the areas where we do best, how will we fill the gaps?

5. INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS PLANNING CANVAS 

  • Is the emerging model for building a simple business plan that links your elevator pitch to what you need to know to bring your business idea to life.
  • What are the key aspects of a business plan?
  • Where do I start?
  • How the canvas is used to map out and evaluate your business idea

6. BUSINESS IDEAS FOR THE NEW ECONOMY

  • What is the “new economy”?
  • What are the major opportunities (business ideas) for those wanting to start a business or change a business idea? 
  • Which businesses are growing in the new economy?
  • The 5 skills you need to thrive, and how to get them

7. HOME BASED BUSINESS 

  • The best types of business to start from home
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of a HBB
  • Bylaws and Zoning Issues to consider
  • HBBs and the Taxman
  • HBBs and Insurance
  • How will your HBB affect your family? 
  • Technology needs
  • Where in the home will you put your business?
  • HBB vs store-front vs mobile
  • Balancing business, home and the rest of life