Western Small Business Accelerator
The Western Small Business Accelerator gives mature existing companies access to instructional workshops, key resource providers, and other support to help them expand & create jobs for the local community. The Western Small Business Accelerator will be divided into four phases 1. Finance 2. Entrepreneurship (Profitable Strategic Planning), 3. Marketing (Growth and Profitability) and 4. Expansion (Operational Management). Each phase will include a six-week instructional workshop with each workshop lasting one-hour. As micro business owners go through the phases, they will have access to key resources providers for 9 months.
3.) Marketing (Growth and Profitability)
Phase 1 Workshop Series
Marketing Strategy & Consumer Behavior
Financial Benchmarks & Managerial Accounting
Financial Statements: Decision-Making & Raising Capital
Phase 2 Accounting Series
Friday 6/5 10:00 AM
Friday 6/12 10:00 AM
Friday 6/19 10:00 AM
Friday 6/26 10:00 AM
2.) Entrepreneurship (Profitable Strategic Planning)
4.) Expansion (Operational Management)
Phase 3 Entrepreneurship Series
Monday 7/20 8:30 AM
Monday 7/27 8:30 AM
Monday 8/3 8:30 AM
Final Business Model Canvas
Monday 8/10 8:30 AM
Phase 4 Quickbooks
QuickBooks Bookkeeping & Accounting Software: Part 1
Friday 9/4 08:20 AM
QuickBooks Bookkeeping & Accounting Software: Part 2
Friday 9/11 8:16 AM
Review of the Accounting Process and Ratio Analysis
Friday 9/18 08:26 AM
Success Stories & Testimonials
The information and structure of WCRA is the most solid information highway for small businesses. Keep it moving. Thank you....
- Darryl Varner
Every Small Business Person shall connect with WCRA in order to learn how to strive through this pandemic. Don’t get left behind when it’s over. Join today.
- Dr. Micheal K. Williams, Executive Director of Miles College Community Development Corporation
He is a true strategist, partner, and ecosystem builder who gets amazing things done despite limited resources and capacity. One of his recent accomplishments includes launching the new small business accelerator in West Birmingham, which is partnering with UA faculty and students to provide technical assistance.
- Emily Jerkins
Jeremy Duckworth Thank you for the 4 1/2 year partnership with Fairfield, first as Fairfield Business Alliance (FBA) And now with WCRA. As I have shared with you many times in meetings with potential businesses, we really appreciate all of the hard work you do to bring new businesses to Fairfield.
You are always on point with the ribbon cuttings as you did with Goudy’s yesterday and Urban Smoke a year ago and others over the years. Again, thank you!
- Eddie Penny, Mayor of Fairfield, AL