Creating Latina Influence

2018 Business Management Academy

  • March 13, 2018
  • April 24, 2018
  • 7 sessions
  • March 13, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • March 20, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • March 27, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • April 03, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • April 10, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • April 17, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • April 24, 2018, 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Plaza de Cultura y Artes: 501 North Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 (4th Floor)


  • (includes 1 year membership)

Registration is closed

This workshop series is designed to equip business owners
with the tools and resources that will elevate them from a
ready-to-do business status to a contract-ready status. Participants will better understand the key components to a successful
business and what contract providers consider a qualified firm.
Our seven (7) week series format is part lecture and part
interactive among participants.

Tuesday, March 13
How to Develop a Capability Statement: For Your Business

  • What is a capability statement?
  • Learn how to develop your own capability statement
  • How do you present it to contract providers?
Tuesday, March 20
Business Compliance & Best Practices:
  • Conduct a physical on your business. Does it have what it takes?
  • Explore how to make your business compliant
  • Give your business a tune-up

Tuesday, March 27
Cash Flow Management:

  • Calculating gross profit margins and break-even points
  • Understanding the 3 key financial documents in your business (balance sheet, profit & loss, and cash flow)
  • Tips on how to make banks want to do business with you

Tuesday, April 3

  • Type of certifications and their benefits
  • Requirements of each certification program
  • How to apply for each certification
  • How to certify your business online (hands-on self-certification process)

Tuesday, April 10
Procurement & Contract-Readiness:

  • Researching and obtaining contracts
  • The bidding process: How to find bids?
  • What to look for in bid and proposal documents?
  • How can I tell if my business is contract-ready?
  • I've been awarded a contract, how do I manage it?

Tuesday, April 17
Developing & Managing Your Marketing Plan

  • How to develop and manage your marketing plan
  • How to market your business to contracting officers
  • What do contract providers look for in vendors?
  • How to calculate and set your pricing

Tuesday, April 24
Program Revision

  • Hands on capability statement break-out work session
  • Certification hands-on registration [in-class]
  • Finalize all key checklist documents
  • 2018 Graduation Ceremony

For more details on curriculum, speakers or scholarships, please contact

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