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The Community Business Development Program (CBDP) is a small business readiness initiative designed to rapidly assist emerging firms with scaling their businesses and moving them toward long-term sustainability. The process involves the selection of a group of eligible firms for specialized training on mission-critical areas of business acumen. The curriculum includes foundational elements of running a business successfully, with room for specialized topics pertinent to a specific industry or of importance to the hosting entity. Corporations or governmental entities looking for ways to empower and encourage local companies that create jobs and strengthen the communities they serve should consider sponsoring a business.

Who Should Participate: The program is designed for companies that have been in business for at least two years; a minimum of $100,000 in annual revenue; and a minimum of one full-time employee. 

Program Overview: 90 day program with Six (6) bi-weekly workshops • Facilitator-led session by GMSDC and partners • Two-Hour Sessions Workshop 

Session Topics: Business Plan • Financial Acumen • Marketing • Technology • Building Your Operational Infrastructure • Access to Capital Benefits of the Program • Business Plan • Roadmap for Operational Execution • Financial Plan with Statements • SBDC Business Coach 

For more Information please contact Vanessa Lane, Executive Director, Georgia Education Foundation, via email at vlane@gmsdc.org or phone at 404-589-9224.

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