Attend our comprehensive training program and take your business to the next level! Educational opportunities include classes, workshops, conferences and seminars
The Business Readiness Certification
Are you thinking about starting a small business or want to make sure that your business is on the right track? This 7-session business program provides education and business preparation for small business owners and start-ups.
Become knowledgeable in business essentials such as, finances, marketing, business plans, accounting, credit, business operations, contracting and negotiating, insurance, and more
Become business-ready to apply for a Paragon business loan.
Receive a Business Readiness Certificate from Paragon Florida, Inc.
Start Smart: What Every Start-up Business Should Know
Determine if entrepreneurship is right for you and what every business owner should know before starting their business.
Legal Structure for Starting a Small Businesses
Understand the various legal business entities of sole proprietorships, C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s plus the tax implications of each.
Business Planning For Success
The business plan is an important component for success. Learn how to create your business plan, how to make it stand out, and what should be included in the plan. Get the tools to identify information about your industry, competitors and target audience through market research.
Marketing and Social Media Strategies
How does marketing and social media strategies help position your business for success? Before your spend money on the next media opportunity, have a strategic plan.
HR Basics for Small Business
Learn how to develop the right team, manage the team, as well as how to plan and execute organizational change
Insurance and Bonding
Learn how to protect yourself from the personal liabilities of running your small business by obtaining the appropriate insurance and bonding.
Contracting with Corporations & Government
Learn how to let government agencies and prime contractors know about your products and services. Also learn how to register your business and what business licenses and permits are required.
Learn the proper way to keep records for your business. Participants will also learn about setting up accounting systems for periodic reporting and how to make sound financial decisions.
De-mystifying The Financial Puzzle
De-mystify the complexity of financial statements and understand how these statements help you manage your business.
Credit for Small Business
Know why your personal credit is important and how it affects getting a loan. This seminar will discuss a few steps you can take to ensure that your personal credit, and thereby your business credit report reflects the best scores possible for your situation.
Business Banking Basics
Learn the elements of a business loan, how credit works and the type of small business products that are available for businesses. Meet personally with small business lenders and receive hands-on assistance with Paragon’s Loan Application Process.
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Paragon is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and relending intermediary of the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to providing comprehensive financial services, training and asset development for businesses in Palm Beach County, FL. Paragon provides access to capital through its loans to businesses that demonstrate a strong business model, an experienced management team and the potential to thrive and grow.