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Small Business GPS: Financial Awareness (Feb 4, 11 & 18)

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Small Business GPS: Financial Awareness 3- Part Series. February 4, 11, 18 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Prerequisite: Intro to GROW

Recommended prerequisite: Start Smart

You only need to register one time for the cluster. One registration pays for all three classes in the Financial Awareness GPS series. Please register under the first class in this cluster.

Small Business Growth and Planning Series (Small Business GPS) is designed to provide participants with the information and resources to write or refine their business plan.

1) Financial Strategies for Your Personal and Business Finances, February 4

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Facilitator: Sonali Allen, Senior VP, Compliance & Community Development Officer at Mercantile Bank of Michigan

What is the connection between your personal finances and your business finances — and why is it important? Learn how personal financial statements, credit scores, and tax returns can affect your business.

2) Financial Reporting and Analysis: How to Run Your Business by the Numbers, February 11

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Facilitator: Wendy Newman, Owner at Newman and Company, LLC

Understanding the financial side of your business can help you with effective strategy development, decision-making, and result analysis. Learn how to read and interpret your core financial statements to position your business for long-term success.

3) Navigating Business Banking, February 18

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Facilitator: Jack Keller, Commercial Lender at Lake Michigan Credit Union

Opening a business account is just the first step in developing a relationship with your bank. Learn what financial institutions can do for your business and what you need to know when choosing a bank.

Registration is non-refundable.

As event seating is limited, we regret that walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Please register to reserve your seat.

GROW is located in the YWCA building in downtown Grand Rapids Suite 210.

Free parking will be available in the YWCA lot behind the building at the corner of Weston & Division. Please visit this link on our website to view our surrounding parking options – https://www.growbusiness.org/about/parking/

Phone: (616) 458-3404




25 Sheldon
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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