(Source: Sheryl Jean The Dallas Morning News (MCT) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Money Smart program is expanding to offer financial training to entrepreneurs with limited or no formal business training. It’s free.
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the FDIC have teamed up to offer Money Smart for Small Business , which provides an introduction to practical information and day-to-day business planning.
Ten instructor-led sessions provide financial and business management for business owners on CD in nine languages and a print version. A young entrepreneur version is available for people age 12 to 20 on CD.
In addition, the Money Smart for Small Business is available as a podcast and self-paced, computer-based instruction in English and Spanish.
Money Smart, a financial education program for low- and moderate-income individuals, has reached more than 2.75 million consumers since 2001. Now, the FDIC and the SBA are forming a Training Alliance for organizations that support small businesses through training, technical assistance or mentoring.