Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the City’s Minority Business Development held a graduation ceremony today at Main Street Station for minority and emerging small businesses that completed the Money Smart for Small Business program. The Money Smart program is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive financial education curriculum developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Mayor Jones stated, “The Money Smart program is an invaluable tool for small businesses seeking to improve their financial capability and literacy. I applaud all of the individuals who completed the program and I hope they use this new found knowledge to open more minority and emerging small businesses in the city of Richmond.”
The 10-module training curriculum provides introductory training for small businesses in the basics of organizing and managing a business and prepares entrepreneurs for more advanced training and technical assistance. The modules are: Organization Types, Time Management, Financial Management, Record Keeping, Banking Services Available for Small Businesses, Credit Reporting, Risk Management, Insurance, Tax Planning and Reporting, and Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning.
The following is a list of individuals, to include company or profession, that received a Money Smart For Small Business recognition today:
Leona Baylor, Healthcare Provider Nelson Breakenridge, Electrician
Jim Bullock, Business Money, Source, LLC Marion Calvin, Real Estate
D. A. Carter, Paralegal Jennifer Edwards, Hairstylist
Judy Harris, Lonestar Transportation, LLC Marvin Harris, Harris Group Promotion & Supply, LLC
Urtara Jones, Café Juice & Tea Bar Janice Love, Event Decorator
Andre Lucas, Logistics Specialist Corp. Thomas Miller, TDM Enterprises, LLC
Jessica Parker, Retail Lucetta Robertson, Rub & Scrub, LLC
Victor Rogers, Success Without Limitations, Inc. Gary Smith, Janitorial Services
Marleeta Thompson, Daycare Robert Townes, Bobby T’s
Kevin Williams, 360 Automotive & Repair, LLC Gail Townes, Arts & Anointing School of Pantomime
Liturgical Dance & Flags, LLC
The City’s Minority Business Development will offer additional Money Smart for Small Business programs this year in addition to other technical assistance classes and individual counseling. For more information, contact Minority Business Development at (804)646-5947 or visit www.richmondgov.com/MBD.