For most business owners April stands out in the calendar as either the end of tax season (April 15) or the beginning of another IRS quarter (with estimated tax payments for Q1 due before April 15)!
But did you know that April is also National Financial Literacy Month in the United States?
Since 2004, April has officially been designated as the month when nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and financial institutions to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.
In an effort to promote this initiative among the business community, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a series of FREE Webinars to help America’s small business owners get fiscally fit!
Get Financially Fit in Business
Financial fitness is a topic no business owner can afford to ignore. But in truth, most entrepreneurs don’t have a financial background. They pick up pieces of financial intelligence along the way, either learning from others or from their own mistakes. And whether you are good with numbers or not, even a basic foundation in financial skills can help you make sound business decisions, as well as help those in your company understand how financial success is measured.
If you’re starting a business, building the one you have, or stepping up to run a family business, these insightful Webinars from the SBA can help you brush up on your financial skills.
Free SBA Financial Education Webinars
Hosted throughout April (and archived online) the Webinars include banking and financial management tips, practical advice on managing cash flow, and debt prevention and wealth building strategies.
Presented by a variety of industry leaders in financial education and entrepreneurship, topics include:
- “Spring is Here! Planting Seeds to Grow Your Own Money Tree” – Wednesday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. ET. Presenter: Jennifer Matthews, President and CEO Creating Financial Literacy, LLC. Register
- “Your Money, Your Choice$, Your Future” – Wednesday, April 14, 3:00 p.m. ET. Presenter: Starrlese Jones, Financial Management Specialist, Division of Financial Integrity, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Register
- “Personal and Business Money Management” – Thursday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Presenter: Jennifer Lane, Certified Financial Planner, Compass Planning Associates. Register
- “Identity Theft” – Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Presenter: Margo Mitchell, National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Register
- “The Importance of Financial Education in the Workplace” – This webinar took place earlier this month but will be archived for on-demand viewing at: http://www.sba.gov/. Presenter: Becky MacDicken, Financial Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education.
- “Basic Banking/Financial Tips for Small Business” – This webinar took place earlier this month but will be archived for on-demand viewing at: http://www.sba.gov/. Presenter: Luke Reynolds, Chief of the Outreach & Program Development Section, FDIC.
You can register for any of these Webinars, anytime, on the Business.gov Small Business Events Web page.
Small Business Cents Blog – The “official word on small business grants, loans, and finance” from Business.gov.
MyMoney.gov – The U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
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