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Dania Beach Business Academy: Passions to Profits Series
The Dania Beach Business Academy is partnering with SCORE Broward to bring you this 4 part webinar series. The program consists of 4 classes, held for two hours (6-8 PM EDT), over 4 weeks. Those attending all four classes will be DBBA Graduates and will receive a graduation certificate, be honored by the City Commission, and be recognized on the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) website. As the CRA's investment in our businesses, all classes are free!

May 4th: Class 1 - From Hobbyist to Entrepreneur -Where Can Your Dreams Take You?
Presented by Dr. J. Chris Ford
What is an entrepreneur? How to commercialize your passion/hobby into a successful business. Where can it take you?

May 11th: Class 2 - Start Up Your Business For Success!
Presented by Henry Lopez
If you have considered owning your own business, you are not alone - millions of Americans share that dream.

Topics covered are:
- The truth about business ownership
- Assessing your skills & experience
- Different types of businesses
- Understanding the many roles you'll play as a business owner
- The nuts & bolts of launching a new business.

May 18th: Class 3 - Good Business Plan and Savvy Financial Plan is the Map to Success
Presented by George Gremse
Businesses do not plan to fail, but many fail to plan. You need to do some planning to guide your business. Forecasting the financial results of that planning will tell you how much money you can make and what funding you might need.

- Intro to business model canvas, lean business plan, formal business plan - determine which planning methodology works for you
- How to forecast your financial performance using different templates and tools

May 25th: Class 4 - Money to Start and Grow your Business
Presented by Bryan Cunningham & Joe Gray (National Development Corp -NDC)
May 18, 2022 06:00 PM
May 25, 2022 06:00 PM
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Dr. J. Chris Ford
Principle Scientist & Mission-to-Market Manager @FIU Applied Research Center (ARC)
Dr. Ford is an expert in building inclusive innovation ecosystems programs for technology transfer and commercialization. Dr. Ford served as a change agent to catalyze the DOE technology commercialization ecosystem while assisting minority small businesses, impacting underserved communities, and inclusion of minority serving institution
George Gremse
Chapter Chair & Certified SCORE Mentor @SCORE
Mr. Gremse has held CEO, President, and COO positions in national and international businesses. Designed business strategy, restructured under- performing businesses, and improved operations to increase profitability. Mr. Gremse can help you deal with current issues or opportunities or help you plan where you want to take your business.
Henry Lopez
Henry is a Serial Entrepreneur, Small Business Coach & Consultant, and Host of The How of Business podcast. Henry has over 35 years of diverse business experience, including successful careers in the information technology industry, sales, sales training and business ownership. He is currently the Managing Partner of Levante Business Group, supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. (If there is room add: He has been directly involved in over 11 different small businesses since purchasing his first business in 1991.)
Bryan Cunningham
Florida Relationship Manager @National Development Council
Formally Entrepreneurship Center Director at the Urban League of Broward County, he provided strategic leadership for disenfranchised business owners. As such was able to deploy over $3 million dollars in small business capital across the state of Florida and provided technical assistance to minority and small business owners.
Joseph Gray
Senior Director @National Development Council
Mr. Gray has extensive experience on a wide range of housing and economic initiatives including home ownership and multi-family rental projects, Community Land Trusts and other shared equity programs, neighborhood and community redevelopment plans, and public facilities and infrastructure projects.