The Capital City Chamber of Commerce's SmartSteps for Business Empowerment Program is designed, planned, executed, and managed by the Capital City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with FAMU Federal Credit Union. This year-long program targets aspiring and current entrepreneurs seeking education and support for managing their businesses. The primary goal of this program is for businesses to become or remain "bankable."
The SmartSteps program 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.
2023 SMARTSTEPS WORKSHOPS:
Location: FAMU Federal Credit Union Community Room (1610 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301).
*Location and Topic Subject to Change
June 7, 2023
Topic: Business Registration & Filings 101*
This class will be focused on reviewing the required state and federal filings for business entities of various entity types and general deadlines. Discussion for the purpose of the filings and the impact of noncompliance will be reviewed to encourage continued compliance.
August 24, 2023
Topic: Strategizing Your Business' Success*
Location: Lucky Goat Coffee, 1210 S. Adams Street, Bldg A, Unit 1, Tallahassee, FL32301
Developing a strategic plan is critical to provide clear direction and goals for your business' growth. Learning tips for creating a strong strategic plan and how to measure your success throughout the years can promote sustainability and a strong foundation for your business' purpose.
October 19, 2023
Topic: Creating Your Narrative*
This class will focus on building your business' story and identity. The business narrative is used to market and sell your business' services and products. It is used to explain how and why you are in business and builds the foundation for your business plan.
December 7, 2023
Topic: The Intersection of Personal and Business Finances*
Entrepreneurship can create gray areas between what are personal and business expenses. Understanding the importance of separating the two and how to efficiently do so is critical for financial clarity and building a strong foundation.
If you are interested in participating in our SmartSteps for Business Empowerment Program, please complete the application form below.
If you have any questions, please contact Christina Lynch, CCCC Director of Business Empowerment at email@example.com.