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Entrepreneurial aid

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation will hold its Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) beginning September 15.

The 15-week training curriculum, held weekly from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, is designed to provide current and future business owners with the skills and knowledge that are critical to produce an effective business plan and operate a successful business.

The program, taught by leading industry professionals with expertise in each respective subject, will address issues crucial to starting or maintaining a small business in Brooklyn. It accommodates the beginning entrepreneur as well as experienced businesspeople that wish to refine their skills, and is taught by leading industry professionals with expertise in their respective subject.

Topics to be covered include:

• Developing a business plan that works

• Creating a viable marketing plan

• Understanding legal structures you can use to form a business

• Mastering the basics of accounting and bookkeeping

• Preparing financial statements, including cash flow analysis

• Certifying your business for government contracts

• Understanding the commercial real estate market

• Effectively using technology in your business

• Getting business financing

Registration is online at ww.bedc.org/eap_reg.htm or by telephone at 718-522-4600 extension 10. The fee is $250, which must be paid in full prior to the first class.

For more, go to www.bedc.org.

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