Resource for your business: Centro Community Partners

Centro Community Partners fosters socioeconomic change by providing business advisory services and leadership programs to rising yet underserved entrepreneurs who want to launch or grow their businesses and create jobs in their communities.   Centro offers a Basic Entrepreneurship Program, an Advanced Entrepreneurship Program, and a Small Business Advisor Program.  In the basic program, entrepreneurs…

How to Write an Effective Business Plan

The journey of entrepreneurship begins with a single step, but the ones that follow often determine how successful your small business will be! A business plan is a critical foundation when you are starting a new business or developing the potential of your existing company. In this hands-on workshop, we will demystify the process using…

12-Week Business Planning Class

Take our 12-Week Business Planning Class and develop your business plan with confidence. This intensive class focuses on creating a practical and effective business plan—one of the most useful documents an entrepreneur will ever use. It is a critical management tool for feasibility analysis, operations, marketing and finance and is necessary for accessing capital for business…

Planning for Profit (Oakland)

Learn the financial concepts and reports that allow a business owner to understand the financial health of his/her business and plan for profitable growth. You will learn and discuss: The importance of financial planning; The key financial terms and definitions; How to determine the start-up funds your business requires and put together a funding plan;…

Writing Effective Business Plans

Whether you are planning to start a new business or developing the potential of your existing company, a business plan is a critical foundation. In this hands-on workshop, we will demystify the process using case studies and exercises. You will also develop a template for your own business that covers:Products/Services Organization Marketing Customers Finances Market…