Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP)

Capital City Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) encourages, educates, and coaches current and aspiring Chamber members to take action in managing their businesses. The EDP recurring workshops will positively assist in influencing the business growth and professional development of business leaders in Tallahassee.

The EDP is a part of the Capital City Chamber of Commerce's Business Empowerment Department, which promotes the empowerment and continuing education of entrepreneurs and small business leaders. The Business Empowerment Department leads efforts to bridge the knowledge and resource gap between its members and the minority business community.

Cost for the entire program:
CCC Members - $100
Non-Members - $150

Includes attendance at all six workshops and individual consulting. You will be sent an invoice after you have completed the form below.

If you would like to attend just one or some of the workshops, the cost is $25 per class. Please register for individual workshops on our 'Events' tab, through our Calendar.

April 17, 2024: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Business Formation: Steps for Starting Your Business
This workshop will assist in establishing the right foundation for your business by learning about (a.) the type of business entities(partnerships, S-corporations, limited liability companies, etc.), (b.) filing and registration requirements on a federal, state, and local level, (c.) insurance and business & personal liability, (d.) business banking, (e)developing an impactful business plan and (f) utilizing strong business practices.·

May 15, 2024: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Formulating a Master Plan: Key Considerations for Your Business Plan
This class will focus on how to develop your vision and mission for your business, developing a strategic or business plan, and quantifying those goals to develop a financial plan. The instructor will discuss the critical components and guidance on writing an impactful business plan, including the industry analysis, marketing plan, and operations plan.

June 26, 2024: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Optimizing Business Processes: Promoting Efficiency and Cost Savings
This class discusses how to run your business and deliver value to your customers. The class will review how to optimize business processes to ensure that you are not 'stuck' in a cycle that prevents growth, development, and the active management of your business. We will review an operating cycle, capacity and inventory management, and legal issues that may affect operations. ·        

July 17, 2024: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Minimizing Business Risks and Threats
This class will focus on how to identify possible risks associated with your business and ways to assess and mitigate those risks.

August 21, 2024: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Major Considerations for Managing Employees
This class will review strong management practices for managing employees and supporting employee retention and engagement in the workplace·. 

September 11, 2024: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Building Strong Financial Projections

This class teaches participants the importance of the financial standings of their business, including determining the purpose of your budget, reviewing current financials and spending habits, planning and balancing financial obligations, and creating financial goals.

Business Consulting Sessions: Scheduled Individually
Participants meet with the Business Empowerment Director to discuss their business goals and how to create a plan to meet those goals.

EDP Application

If you are interested in participating in all 6 Entrepreneurship Development Program workshops, please complete the application form below. If you are only interested in attend one or some of the workshops, please register through our 'Events' Tab on our calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Lynch, CCCC Director of Business Empowerment at training@ccctally.com.

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