PACE BDC’s Entrepreneur Training Program and Advanced Entrepreneur Training Essentials are designed to increase profitability and sustainability by using current information and business strategies for use in your business the next day. Learn from others in the class or workshop and network with your peers.
Entrepreneur Training Program
This is a 25-hour business start-up course for entrepreneurs that want to start a new business but are not sure where to begin. It is an indispensable part of any entrepreneurial endeavor as it allows one to “make mistakes on paper” rather than in the real world. Participants can also take advantage of our free business consulting services in order to help them complete their business plan, receive the proper licenses and permits, and apply for start-up business loans.
Topics covered include: Entrepreneurial Keys to Success, How to Write a Business Plan, Product Pricing, Sales & Marketing, Legal Aspects of Business, Choosing an Entity, Licensing & Permits, Small Business Taxes, Business Accounting & Record-keeping, Budgeting and Cash Flow Management, Business Finance, Small Business Loans & Access to Capital.
A certificate of completion is awarded upon satisfactory attendance, and submission of required coursework and eligibility documents. The certificate can be utilized to show prospective lenders that entrepreneurial training has been undertaken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Want to know more about the registration process? Starting a nonprofit and don’t know if ETP is for you? Read the frequently asked questions.
The Entrepreneur Training Program runs multiple times throughout the year. Please visit our Calendar for current start dates. To complete an application, click here.