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Money Smart for Small Business
Money Smart for Small Business provides a practical introduction to the everyday tasks of starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this instructor-led curriculum consists of 13 modules. Each module includes a fully scripted instructor guide, participant workbook, and PowerPoint slides. These resources enable an organization to offer Money Smart for Small Business classes right away.
To order the curriculum: Order Money Smart for Small Business.
Training is conducted through the members of the Money Smart FDIC’s Training Alliance. Look through our list of Alliance Partners and Supporting Members (Excel 25KB) (Microsoft Excel Help) to find available training near you.
FDIC and SBA invite stakeholders to order and begin teaching this free curriculum. It is designed to be delivered to new or operating small business owners – persons without formal business training – by financial institutions, small business development centers (SBDCs), city/county economic development offices, faith-based organizations and others. The curriculum is a tool for bank-community partnerships. For example, bank staff could deliver the curriculum in collaboration with small business resource providers.
The 10 Training Modules
The topics for the training modules provide a practical introduction to the everyday tasks of starting and managing a business. In addition to grounding participants in the basics, the curriculum serves as a foundation for more advanced training and technical assistance.
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