Financial Literacy: Level Up

Level UP – The Finance Masterclass for Black Business Owners, is a 13- week program which will equip you to successfully navigate the minefields of funding as a Black Business Owner.

From gaining access to funding, managing debt, navigating tax-season, preparing a solid business case for loan applications, and walking away a winner when seeking to acquire venture capital funding.

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The program will be hosted every Tuesday, beginning January 19th, 2021 through to April 13th at 2:00pm. We will feature note-worthy speakers, exercises, debates and activities to collectively support and build a roadmap for the success of our Black businesses.

First session: Tuesday, January 19, 2020
Time: 2pm EST
Where: Zoom

Certificate of completion for participants.


Market considerations for running a business in 2021
Covering: Government plans, legislative changes, opportunities in the market
1 Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Legal forms of business – which would you benefit most from? 2 Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Registering your business – Why it is important and how to get it done 3 Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Getting capital in 2021 – what are your options? 4 Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Putting your best case forward – How to beat the business loan application process. 5 Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Is the Shark Tank for You?  Securing Venture Capital Funding 6 Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Insurance for you and your business – why do you need it and best practice in getting it done 7 Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Your Financial Reporting Requirements

Paying the Piper – Managing Taxation

8 Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Fool proof tactics for preparing Financial Statements

Your financial ratios – what they mean and how to leverage them to your advantage

9 Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Keeping it Liquid – Approaches to Managing Cashflow, Inventory and Debt 10 Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Investing for business owners – making your money grow while you sleep. 11 Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Leveraging Technology in Managing Your Business Finances 12 Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Expanding Online – Considerations Domestic and International Markets 13 Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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