People Spark Loan Readiness Education


Small business ownership is not “one size fits all,” and we’ve tailored our PeopleSpark curriculum to reflect that.

Our PeopleSpark program offers curriculum, networking, and leadership training.

Learn from local business leaders, network with other entrepreneurs from your neighborhood, and discuss location-specific needs within our comprehensive and practical curriculum.

We are excited to announce that beginning in 2015, PeopleSpark will expand to serve the Dallas and Fort Worth communities.

Dates & Location Information

May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15

Ft. Worth Business Assistance Center

1150 South Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104

The PeopleSpark Curriculum

Business Planning

A business plan tells the entrepreneur’s “story” in a simple, concise way. After reviewing the plan, the reader should understand exactly what business you are in, its legal entity, and what differentiates your business from its competitors. During this session, discover how to craft an executive summary that is a snapshot of your business plan as a whole and touches on your company profile and goals. This session will also cover how to develop a Business Owner Resume and conduct market research and industry analysis.

Budget & Projections

If you are seeking funding for your business, providing financial projections to back up your request is critical. Learn what information should be included.  This session includes creating a start-up project budget, use of fund statement and developing projections.

Profit & Loss Statements

A profit and loss statement is a projected income and expense plan. It summarizes your estimated revenue and expenses over a specified period of time. Learn how to think through questions you need to answer to arrive at accurate assumptions about your business.

Balance Sheet Statements

The balance sheet measures your business’s assets and liabilities. In this session we will discuss how to prepare a projected balance sheet for the first three years of business.

Cash Flow

Cash flow is the required cash it takes to keep your business operating on a day-to-day basis. This session will cover small business accounting, what tasks to outsource  and also provide a Quickbooks overview.

Perfecting your Pitch

The class will help the business owner identify the strengths of the business, the target audience the benefits and features that would be of value to the listening audience whether in a one-to-one scenario, a social or professional networking event or as a B2B presentation. After the class the business owner will have a developed a 30-second pitch and a 60-second pitch.

Want to learn more? Click here for videos from last year’s PeopleSpark program.

PeopleSpark is offered in partnership with the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center and the Tarrant County Small Business Development Center.

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