Rural Strong Workshop
GrowMidMo has held several events in the new training room at MAEDC in recent weeks. The speaker pictured above is Steve Gerrish, Business Program Specialist for USDA Rural Development. He was one of five presenters on September 17 for the SBA/USDA Rural Strong Workshop.
Listen to this feedback we received from participants:
"Great job presenting & good info to take back to the bank."
"Outstanding, relevant information! Greatly appreciate bringing this caliber of presenters to us."
"Very good information. Excellent speakers."
Focus on Financial Management
Seven people participated in the Focus on Financial Management: Analyzing and Managing Your Cash Flow session on September 21, the second session of a three-part course. Ryan Eidson taught the class. Pictured are the participants working through a group exercise.
We received excellent feedback from this course as well. Read their stories below:
"I didn't have a clue on how to understand and evaluate a P&L statement. I feel better now that I know where the numbers are coming from. You were patient with me and very easy to talk to and get along with."
"Didn't know where to look for answers or even know what questions to ask. I'm now more confident and have a better grasp of what are good vs. bad financial decisions."
"Anyone who owns or manages a business needs to have a good grasp on financials. As a result of participating, I'm more knowledgeable and more conscientious of the need to manage controllable expenses. This class exceeded my expectations."
"These are fundamental concepts that are immediately applicable to any business."
"Excellent class...helped apply to real life."
We have more events scheduled for the coming months. Please mark your calendars for the ones you're interested in & RSVP so we know you're coming!
Prepare Your Marketing Activities for Small Business Saturday
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, October 9 at MAEDC
First Steps to Starting Your Business
Choose one (they are identical sessions):
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Macon
Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m.-noon at MAEDC
$17/business, $15/additional person from same business
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, December 11 at MAEDC
Stay tuned! More training events and more topics are in the works.