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Small business workshop “Financial Management”

FLINT – A free “Financial Management” workshop for small businesses will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on Oct. 14, from 1-4 p.m.

“Financial Management” is designed to help small business owners. It introduces basic accounting concepts and how to apply financial information that helps small business owners manage a business more effectively. Key documents reviewed include Cash flow Statement, Profit & Loss, and Balance Sheet, using specific small business examples. The course is designed to help entrepreneurs understand financial statements to work more effectively with their accounting team.

There is no fee for this workshop but separate registration for each individual attending is required and can be made online at: aspx?ekey=60350042

The seminar is presented by the I-69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) located in Flint at Kettering University providing services to Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola, and Huron counties.

MI-SBDC is part of a statewide organization that is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, providing no cost counseling, training, information-based planning assistance, and resources for any new ventures, existing and growing businesses, and innovative technology ventures.

Details: Visit or call the I-69 Trade Corridor regional office in Flint: 810-762-9660. – G.G.

Trust provides YMCA with grant

FLINT – The Martha Merkley Charitable Trust administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank has provided the YMCA of Greater Flint with a $6,000 grant for Youth and Elder programming at the Y. Youth and seniors comprise a large part of membership at the Pierson Road and Downtown Branches. Both branches have special programming including group fitness classes and sports designed to keep these vulnerable populations active in healthy lifestyles.

“The Y is home to many seniors and youth in this community. It’s a place for our seniors to feel valued and engage in healthy lifestyles to improve the quality of life. It’s a safe place for our youth to come play, do homework, and engage in healthy activities,” said YMCA Healthy Living Director Ashley Schlager. “We are excited to continue serving these two special groups in our community with the help of the Martha Merkley Charitable Trust.”

There are a variety of programs, classes, and activities designed specifically for seniors and youth at the YMCA of Greater Flint. Additionally, individuals in need can apply for Partner with Youth funding to subsidize a portion of activities costs.

Details: Call 810-232-9622 or visit – G.G.

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