Let’s Get your Financials in Order
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Let’s Get your Financials in Order

A small business technical assistance program

Join Michigan Women Forward for a free training series to get your financials in order and get ready for future funding opportunities.

Michigan Women Forward is seeking applicants to attend a free eight-week training program in which participating small business owners will receive financial tools adapted for their industry. After completion of the financial training, each participant will receive a complimentary laptop with QuickBooks, QuickBooks training and customer mapping training. In addition to the training sessions each entrepreneur will also receive 12 hours of one-on-one accounting services. 

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants’ business must be located in St Clair County and operating less than five years.

Application open: February 27, 2023 – March 27, 2023 (spots are limited)

PART ONE: Learn the basics at four workshops

The program will consist of 4 weeks of in person training with Shelly Obrzut, EA. She will cover the following topics::

  1. Understanding balance sheets and income statements
  2. Key financial metrics to monitor for daily and weekly success
  3. Understanding and assessing financing needs of their business
  4. Matching capital type with project need and how to apply for financing

PART TWO: One-on-one consulting

Each client will also receive 12 hours of one-on-one accounting services, a free laptop with QuickBooks and an additional 3 weeks of QuickBooks training. The program will also include a workshop on marketing, digital communications, maintaining a website, and using digital tools to communicate with your customer.


4.20.2023Session 1 – Accounting (in-person in Port Huron)
4.25.2023Session 2 – Accounting (in-person in Port Huron)
5.3.2023Session 3 – Accounting (in-person in Port Huron)
5.9.2023Session 4 – Accounting (in-person in Port Huron)
5.16.2023Laptop Distribution (in-person in Port Huron)
5.23.2023Class w/Kanopi Social – Katrina Turnbow (Virtual)
5.30.2023QuickBooks training 1 (Virtual)
6.6.2023QuickBooks training 2 (Virtual)
6.13.2023QuickBooks training 3 (Virtual

Have questions? please email Maggie Toole at mtoole@miwf.org.