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Jaco Pastorius Park Community 
1098 NE 40th Court
Oakland Park, FL 33334

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Kaitlyn Collier 
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Oakland Park 

Business sustainability requires regular growth year after year. How that growth is achieved or measured usually differs by industry or type of business. Growth can come from new clients, new products, expanding distribution or service points, raising prices, increased productivity, etc. Let us help you grow your business.

The Certificate Program includes:

Business Realities & Successful Sales Strategies - Is your business ready to grow? Are the fundamentals in place to handle growth? How about sales? Whether you are in retail, service, manufacturing, online, there must be a good process in place to get people to buy from you. A consistent sales process drives growth.

How to Better Focus Your Marketing-  Growth involves acquiring new customers and encouraging existing ones to buy more. New and existing customers must learn about your goods or services, and small businesses have more tools than ever to get the word out.  Learn how to direct your marketing to attract new customers, sustain existing customers, and build your following.

Running Your Business - The new business is coming in. How much can you handle? Process and procedure drive productivity, customer satisfaction, and determine expense levels and, therefore, profits. How will you scale your business to handle growth?

Employees: Hiring, Firing, and Other Things You Need to Know - Growth can often mean needing to bring people in to help. Good news! They can bring energy, talent, capacity, know-how, and strengths into your business. Understand proper hiring processes, worker's comp and unemployment insurances, and proper ways to let people go.

It's All About The Money: Practical Financial Techniques - Who are your most profitable accounts? How much profit does your business make today? If you grow revenue, will you also have to increase expenses? How do you keep track? Can you self-fund growth or will you need financing? Let us teach you the best practical financial techniques for your business.

The program is presented by the City of Oakland Park in collaboration with SCORE.

Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Jaco Pastorius Park

1098 NE 40th Court

Oakland Park, FL 

Register for individual sessions or all at once. Attend all 5 sessions and receive a Certificate! There is a $20 registration fee*. Advanced onine registration is required.  Click the "Register Now" button to sign up for all 5 classes, or scroll down to select individual classes based on your interests.

Thursday, April 2nd -   Business Realities & Successful Sales Strategies Click here to register

Thursday, April 16th -  How to Better Focus Your Marketing. Click here to register

Thursday, April 23rd -  Running a Business Click here to register

Thursday, April 30th -  Employees - Hiring, Firing, and Other Important Things Click here to register

Thursday, May   7th -   It's All About Money: Practical Finance Tips Click here to register

*Registration fees are nonrefundable