Business Accounting/Budget

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Capital Area Asset Builders (C.A.A.B.) would like to extend an amazing opportunity for you to attend a financial Bootcamp. This is a four (4) hour financially fit workshop consisting of 3 workout segments; “The Art of Budgeting”, “Take Charge of Your Credit”, and “Pay Yourself First”. This Financial Bootcamp is action-based….. Participants will be able to resolve issues or take actionable steps towards obtaining optimal financial well-being, on-site.

Business Plan

Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Business planning is usually conducted when starting a new organization or a new major venture, for example, new product, service or program. Essentially, a business plan is a combination of a marketing plan, strategic plan, operational/management plan and a financial plan. Far more important than the plan document, is the planning process itself. This seminar provides an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us as we guide you through the basics of developing a business plan—one of the most important components in developing a successful start-up and a must when approaching a bank for a business loan.
Speaker: Amanda Stephenson, Yodit Shibru and Autumn Robinson
Thursday, April 02, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This two (2) hour workshop training events assist the participant in understanding the processes involved in the development of a viable and comprehensive business plan, as well as, helping to establish a framework for undertaking the necessary steps to test a business concept and determine feasibility. The workshop facilitates discussion on the important elements of the business plan, and assist the participant in understanding their relative importance. During the workshop, considerable resource and reference materials are made available to participant.


Monday, March 09, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Obtaining a small loan can be a challenging process. Understand the “5 C’s of Credit”, in order to develop a winning loan proposal, and learn what you need to know to position your business to be “bankable” prior to meeting with a lender.
Speaker: Lucretia Freeman-Buster, Assistant State Director - DC Small Business Development Center Network

Government Contracting

Monday, March 23, 2015 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Target audience includes current and future General and Home Improvement Contractors who want to grow their business, get ideas and have an opportunity to network with other business owners and District leaders.

International Trade

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Come learn the basics of how you can leverage exporting to grow your business and diversify your revenue sources
Speaker: Ian Oliver - Director of Client Services at ISI Consultants/Founder Africa Talent Management


Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This training will shed light on how to become an energy efficient small business in Washington, DC. How to use sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective practices for stabilizing and reusing vacant land for green neighborhoods, reduce storm water runoff, and to grow food. If you interested in growing a green roof and minimizing your carbon foot print come out to learn about the grant programs available through DDOE, Anacostia Watershed and DC Greenworks.
Speaker: Peter Ensign, Executive Director - DC Greenworks, Stephen Relling, Environment Protection Specialist - DDOE, Che Axum, Director - Urban Agriculture, UDC and Margie Noonan, Landscape Designer - Anacostia Watershed
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This is a seminar, which focuses on providing financial solutions to common problems facing small business owners. The objective is to identify and discuss options available to business owners to solve such problems as: their insurance needs, partnership risks and buy/sell agreements, strategies to retain key people, retirement planning for business owners and tax diversification opportunities.
Speaker: Charles Tidey is an Investment Adviser and a Chartered Life Underwriter with Eagle Strategies, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 8 sessions ending Wednesday, May 13
In an effort to promote MWBE's and expand the opportunities available to growing businesses, we have developed the following construction management training program. Each course is taught by Turner staff and select industry partners and includes such topics as field operations, accounting & banking, construction estimating, safety and sales & marketing. The program has helped attendee build networks establish successful joint venture to win contracts with Turner and other industry leader and form long term business relationships.