School of Finance

The School of Finance introduces small business owners to financial analysis techniques and conventional, alternative and federal resources, especially those that are in response to COVID-19.

Financial Check-Up 2021!
Course Delivery | On Demand


 lawrence jackson square Lawrence F. Jackson
Managing Member
Emerging Enterprise Group

Course Description: Are you struggling and overwhelmed with your bookkeeping? Or could your financial skills use some fine tuning? In this workshop you will learn the basics needed to develop strong financial statements and how to use a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow. Lawrence Jackson, a respected advisor and business advocate, will help you learn how to use those documents to bring your organization's financials current and will introduce you to a personal financial statement and global cash flow. Begin 2021 with a solid foundation for your business strategy in the new year.


How to Track Your PPP and How to Apply for Loan Forgiveness
Course Delivery | On Demand


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Principal and CEO

Course Description: Expert Felicia G. Harris transitions you from your PPP loan approval to tracking your expenses for maximum loan forgiveness. Felicia instructs you on best practices for tracking PPP expenditures, maximizing payroll expenses, and then provides information on how and when to apply for loan forgiveness. 

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Federal Funding Programs for Recovery
Course Delivery | On-Demand 


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Catherine Gase
Lead Economic Development Specialist
Michigan District, U.S. SBA


Course Description: Are you confused by the plethora of funding options you hear about and need an expert to help sort it all out? Catherine Gase, Lead Economic Development Specialist at the Michigan District Office of the U.S. SBA, will provide up to date information on the many federal funding sources for you including the PPP, the EIDL, Debt Relief and standard SBA financing. Don't miss this valuable workshop on how to access the resources that could help you and your business recover during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Minding Your Business: Managing Financials in Crisis
Course Delivery | On-Demand


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Business Counselor
Women's Business Center
Great Lakes WBC

Course Description: Have you wondered how your business is going to weather the COVID-19 storm? Named one of Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute's Top Five People to Watch, Benita Tyler, Founder of WomanCFO and Business Counselor in the Women's Business Center at Great Lakes Women's Business Council will cover the financial considerations of your business, strategies to lessen the impact to your bottom line and how to calmly and logically face crisis!