The Corner Store Project seeks to de-mystify the pathway to Entrepreneurship with a two-fold approach: Business Ownership training coupled with skill-up instruction in Small Business Management. Both leading to careers as employers themselves or management-level employees in the state of Indiana. Our program is designed for 3 hours, twice-weekly sessions for 8 weeks, providing over 48 hours of instruction in entrepreneurship and business management skills. It is customizable. Our aim is fun, easy-to-understand instruction.
The Corner Store Project is designed for:
General and Operations Managers Compliance Managers
Security Managers Supply Chain Managers
In today's world, it's crucial to plan and protect one's future. Being prepared for employment gaps and remaining competitive in an ever-challenging workforce benefit from having an entrepreneurial mindset. The Corner Store Project's mission is to prepare people for that future.
What's the difference between an Entrepreneur, a Business Owner, and the Self-Employed? What are the risks and benefits of each? Which one are you?
Analyze the market. Is your idea feasible? Who is your customer? Who is your competition?
Create your Business Plan. Create and Register your Business Entity. Funding sources. Location scouting. Analyzing commercial leasehold agreements.
What are your 3 L's? (Labor, Legal, and Licensing requirements) Vendor contracts.
Importance of customer and business relationships. Social Capital. Marketing in the Digital Age. Guerilla Marketing for Bootstrappers. Consumer Psychology.
Creating and interpreting financial documents. Brand Management and Ethics.
$1450- includes class material, ESB Industry recognized certification exam and a state business entity registration. Participants maybe eligible for financial aid, contact us today for more information.
In-person, Virtual or Hybrid classes are available
Successful completion of this certification will validate skills and knowledge for those students interested in working in a middle-skill trade profession as their own boss and those with entrepreneurship and small business career aspirations.
All participants will create and complete a properly formatted and marketable Business Plan and have a working knowledge of Financial Statements.
Participants will register their business with the Indiana Secretary of State. The registration fee is included with the program.
All books, workbooks, and supplies are included in the course.
We are an approved Trainer with JobReady Indy. Job Ready Indy is a workforce development initiative that aims to validate the attainment of job skills by participants through an online
Our ideal cohort is between 15 - 20 persons, allowing everyone to interact, participate, and get one-on-one attention. We offer in-person and on-line instruction.