The Bozeman Small Business Development Center will be offering Profit Mastery this March 5th and 6th and 12th & 13th from 1 PM till 5 PM at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center off MSU's campus. This 16 hour training is recognized as one of the best in its class. In this hands-on workshop you'll learn to understand your financials and learn how to manage your business to increase profitability. Alongside other business owners and managers, you will analyze real-world business problems and uncover how to: • Understand your financial position • Use tools to take active control of your finances • Make effective pricing decisions • Evaluate and manage cost patterns • Make your business more bankable • Avoid cash crunches • Plan for transition • Strengthen your lender relationships The Profit Mastery class will take place over four half-day sessions • Four Sessions • Wednesday & Thursdays March 5th & 6th and 12th & 13th • 1 PM - 5 PM LOCATION: Montana Manufacturing Extension Center 2310 University Way Building 2, Ste. 1 Bozeman, MT 59715 Highlights The most successful businesses have found that the key to long-term success revolves around effective financial management. Through case studies and a down-to-earth style, experience this remarkably powerful program: • Understand why and how to benchmark your company performance. • Identify the difference between "making a profit" and "having cash" and how to do more of both. • Learn how to correctly compute your break-even and the effects of price, volume and costs. If you plan to attend, please register with Jessie Zieg at 406.728.9234 Cost: $255 You may be eligible for funds to help with training costs. Please ask Jessie Zieg for more information. About the Facilitator: Amita Patel Greer As Director of Business Advising and SBDC, Amita helps businesses with business planning, marketing, and growth strategies. Before Montana CDC, Amita worked for MT Credit Unions for Community Development as an AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator. Before her move to Montana, Amita earned her MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University and worked in commercial lending at Commerzbank in New York for two years.