The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have released enhancements to Money Smart for Small Business, a resource that provides practical guidance for starting and managing a small business.
Money Smart for Small Business, a free curriculum available on the FDIC website, was jointly developed by the FDIC and SBA in 2012. Three new modules have been added, focusing on managing cash flow, planning for a healthy business and helping learners to determine if owning a business is a good fit. The curriculum, which now includes 13 modules, is available for download in both English and Spanish. In addition, a Train-the-Trainer curriculum was created to help organizations train instructors to deliver the modules. Training modules can be taught in any order or independently and typically run 60–90 minutes. Each module, and the Train-the-Trainer curriculum, includes a fully scripted instructor guide, participant workbook and PowerPoint slides that can be edited to meet the needs of any audience. These features and flexibility make Money Smart for Small Business a valuable resource for entrepreneurs.
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