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Virginia SBDC


Thu 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Facilitated by Virginia SBDC
Topic: Managing a Business


Financial Management – Navigating the challenging ECE business model and increasing your center’s profits

Get more confident with numbers as you find out how to:
  • Deal with the minimum wage increase
  • Manage our challenged business model to keep up with rising costs, especially labor costs
  • Sharpen your financial know-how
  • Become adept at financial forecasting
  • Strengthen your money management systems
  • Make data-driven decisions

Presented by: Lauren Small, business consultant and the owner of Early Education Business Consultants, LLC

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Lauren Small, CEO, is a business consultant and the owner of Early Education Business Consultants, LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on improving business systems, practices and automation to improve the quality of early childhood businesses. To date, Lauren has consulted with several hundred early childhood programs nationally and in her community of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Lauren designed the Early Education Business Program in 2010, a program that encourages and educates ECE businesses to learn and adopt best business practices, leading to an increase in child enrollments and a decrease in employee turnover. She is the co-founder of the South Hampton Roads Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for early education providers. She passionately worked to establish the Hampton Roads Shared Services Alliance in 2019.

Fee: No Cost

U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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