Finance Boot Camp

5-week Financial Crash Course

to gain essential knowledge needed to start & operate your business

We heard your financial S.O.S.
Finance Boot Camp

You’re ready to kickstart the business of your dreams, but finances aren’t your thing, right? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

The Finance Boot Camp is a 5-week crash course held semi-annually and is geared towards entrepreneurs with business ideas and start-up businesses (like you!). Gain the financial knowledge needed to start and operate your business confidently.

We’ll go over the following topics with you:

  • Accounting Fundamentals (record, organize, understand financial information)
  • Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Statement
  • How to build a financial model, value a company, and raise the right type of capital
  • How to budget and do financial forecasting
  • Cash Flow
  • Finance Tasks & Routines
  • Common Tax Deductions
  • How to calculate your gross profit margin

The Women’s Business Center at ASSETS houses all of Entrepreneur Training’s programs. It exists to support small business owners who are starting or expanding their businesses. While extra consideration is given to the specific challenges and issues for women entrepreneurs, the programs serve all—women, men, and racial and ethnic minorities.

This is the next step in building a sustainable, successful business. We promise we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Now’s the time

Fall 2021 Finance Boot Camp

October 7th – November 8th, 2021

Curated For: Entrepreneurs in the Business Idea and Start-up Phases

  • Open Enrollment Starts: Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 at 8 a.m.
  • Open Enrollment Ends: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Selected Applicants Notified by: Friday, September 17th, 2021
  • Fee: $250
    • Scholarship/payment plan available upon request
  • Class Schedule: Cohort sessions are held every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    • Optional: One on one coaching – One session per client
  • Course Requirements and Prerequisites: As a participating entrepreneur in the training, you are expected to come eager to build your start up and grow your plan on a weekly basis. In order to capitalize on the course, attendance and participation are a must!
  • Location: Zoom virtual meetings
  • Need more info? Don’t hesitate to schedule a FREE Discovery Meeting with our trained experts or contact us at wbc@assets.org to learn more about this program and how it might be relevant for your business.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Curriculum

What You’ll Gain:

  • Understand the Basics of the Main Financial Statements

    Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow

  • Understand Gross Profit Margin

    Learn how to calculate gross profit margin as well as other key financial ratios

  • Develop an Operating Budget

    Learn how to analyze your budget to actuals

  • Prepare and Interpret Financial Forecasts and Cash Flow Forecasts

    Answer “What if” scenarios so that you can make informed decisions

  • Review Common Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

    Learn what filing deadlines you will need to adhere to

Meet Your Finance Guide

LEARN FROM AN ACCOUNTING EXPERT

Learn with Aileen Wigotow of Wigotow Consulting as she facilitates the Finance Boot Camp classes and leads the Cohort through the learning process. Dive into accounting fundamentals and gain a clear understanding of what financial tasks you are responsible for as a business owner.

Aileen Wigotow

Owner, Wigotow Consulting

After working 15 plus years in the private and nonprofit sector, Aileen started her own business, Wigotow Consulting, in order to provide accounting services and resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Lancaster, PA. With the belief that business can be used as a catalyst for good, Aileen’s hope is that Wigotow Consulting can come alongside other socially-minded businesses and together be a part of positive change in the community.

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A proud partnership

ASSETS is proud to partner with U.S. Small Business Administration to host the Women’s Business Center at ASSETS. As a part of the nationwide network of Women’s Business Centers, the Women’s Business Center at ASSETS strives to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to information, contacts, contracts, and capital.

  • The Women’s Business Center at ASSETS houses all of Entrepreneur Training’s programs. The WBC exists to support small business owners who are starting or expanding their businesses. While extra consideration is given to the specific challenges and issues for women entrepreneurs, the programs serve all — women, men, and racial and ethnic minorities.

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  • The WBC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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