Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP)

ETP helps entrepreneurs fulfill purpose, one class at a time

Overview

The BBF Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is a Bible-based, resource-rich, business building class led by successful Christian business owners and entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the next generation of Kingdom Companies succeed.

God has placed within the Body of Christ tremendous gifts, talents, witty inventions. Many of these visions can become viable businesses. The ETP will give aspiring entrepreneurs and/or current small business owners a supportive environment in which to explore their God-given business vision.

 

Jobs for Life™

The BBF ETP is modeled after Jobs For Life, whose Mission is to engage and equip the Local Church to address the impact of joblessness through the dignity of work.  By mobilizing a worldwide network of volunteers committed to applying biblically-based training and mentoring relationships, Jobs for Life helps those in need find dignity and purpose through meaningful work.

In much the same way, the ETP helps those with a business vision bring it to life and through it fulfill purpose, support a family and be of service to the Kingdom.


The ETP Learning Experience

Interactive sessions guide participants through lessons and activities designed to provide a strong, Biblical and sound foundation upon which any business can grow and flourish.

There are two broad categories of outcomes for ETP: Soft Skills and Tangibles.  Soft Skills are the core concepts, values, and beliefs that God has given as guidelines towards developing the character of a successful business owner.  Each one is based upon the Word of God and can often be backed by specific scriptures. Tangibles are concrete components to help establish a good foundation for business.  While Tangibles pertain exclusively to starting a business, Soft Skills can stand alone and benefit and serve participants in life, not just business.

In the Entrepreneurial Training Program, both Soft Skills and Tangibles are taught side by side, during each session, complementing one another to provide a well-balanced experience.  

Upon completion of the ETP, participants will have covered a host of Soft Skills and Tangibles including:
  • Understanding God's sovereignty
  • Exploring your God given vision
  • The components of a Business Plan
  • Structuring your business
  • Your management team; roles and responsibilities
  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Identifying and overcoming roadblocks
  • Perseverance and positive attitude
  • Succeeding through adversity
  • Integrity in business
  • God's way vs. the world's way
  • Legal and Tax Considerations
  • Effective communication skills
  • Pricing your goods/services
  • Managing client expectations
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Branding your business
  • Personal responsibility/self discipline
  • Mentoring and Giving Back
  • Developing community and networks

Join An Upcoming Class

Biz By Faith is currently recruiting participants, mentors and instructors for the upcoming Entrepreneurial Training Program class scheduled to run June through August 2018. 

    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Biz By Faith Offices, 1027 S. Vandeventer Ave., 6th floor, St. Louis, MO 63110
    • 20
    Register

    Our next Entrepreneurial Training Program will equip participants with the business tools and spiritual foundation necessary to launch or grow their God-given vision.

    Chapter 1: The All Important "Why"

    • Identify your purpose/motivation behind your business or ministry
    • If God gave it to you, He meant for you to have it
    • Learn how to know and follow God’s will even through “self will disagreements”
    • Solidify your commitment to foster an ongoing, growing relationship with God
    • Analyze personal fears and obstacles to success
    • Learn most common reasons why startups fail and identify keys to overcoming

    Chapter 2: A Firm Foundation
    • Solidify WHAT exactly God has called you to do
    • Know the definitions of and differences between Vision, Mission, Values, Motto
    • Create and write your business Vision, Mission, Values Motto
    • Uncover God’s definition of Success for your business

    Chapter 3: The "Who"
    • Clarify who God has called you to be and who He has called you to serve
    • Identify your Customer/Client Pool and your Target Market
    • Create your Ideal Client Persona Profile
    • Determine your business Niche
    • Identify your primary competition
    • Identify your Management Team
    • Define Roles, Duties and Responsibilities
    • Learn about issues related to HR and hiring employees


    Chapter 4: How (The Nuts and Bolts)
    • Answer the “How” “Where” and “When” of your business
    • Identify areas of imbalance and how to achieve Godly balance in business and life
    • Determine the best legal structure for your business


    Chapter 5: Branding
    • Dig deep to determine your true business personality: strengths, likes and dislikes
    • Select the best angle for your brand
    • Identify and create products and packaging that sell 

    Chapter 6: Spread the News (Marketing)
    • Draft your own 60 second commercial / elevator pitch
    • Learn about the purpose of a Marketing Plan and its components
    • Complete your Market Analysis
    • Explore Advertising media; Also PR and Social Media
    • Develop a marketing strategy for your business
    • Business Integrity and the importance of good character

    Chapter 7: Money Matters - Pricing
    • Learn how to accurately price your products and services
    • Learn how to properly account for overhead costs

    Chapter 8: Money Matter - Budgeting
    • Create Startup and Operating Budgets for first 3 years

    Chapter 9: Money Matters - Managing Money
    • Learn how to properly manage your cash flow through lean times and prosperity
    • Learn how to manage your business day-to-day bookkeeping
    • Accurate financial reporting and record-keeping

    Chapter 10: Money Matters - Funding
    • Learn about financing your business and funding options
    • Learn how to create business credit
    • Working with investors

    Chapter 11: Protecting the Vision
    • Licensing, permits and all things legal
    • Copyright, Trade/Service Marks, Patents, etc.
    • Insurance and Liability
    • Your business forms and contracts
    • Taxes and the IRS

    Chapter 12: Setting Up Shop (Running Your Business)
    • Keeping up with clients (CRM, databases, other mailing/contact systems)
    • Administrative Support
    • Business Resources; Tools and Tips

    Chapter 13: Serving Your Way To Success
    • Giving back in your business: Financially, In Service to the Kingdom, Mentoring (paying it forward)
    • Looking Back (review of all 12 sessions)
    • Looking Ahead (continued support and fellowship; networking)

Contact

 

Ph:  (314) 244-3558

Fx:  (314)-244-3559

Visit

 

1027 S Vandeventer Ave Fl 6

 St. Louis | MO | 63110

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