Trainings for Success

Equipping Latinos and other underserved communities in the DC and Baltimore Metropolitan Areas with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities.


Trainings for Success

Small BusinessEvery successful small business owner knows his or her strengths and weaknesses. LEDC has a variety of different trainings to support your small business goals.

Course Name Description

How to Start a Business 

Do you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? In this training, we will give you general information about the steps to take to open your own business. Some of the topics explored include how to: Write a Business Plan, Finance Your Business, and Obtain Licenses and Permits.

Entrepreneurs in Action

Do you have an idea for a small business but don’t know how to make it a reality? Learn how to define your products and services, analyze the competition, develop marketing strategies to attract customers, obtain licenses, determine whether your business is profitable, and how to obtain financing in this 8-week skills workshop.

This is an advanced course and requires completion of the How to Start a Business workshop.

Technology Basics 

Do you want to know how technology can support your business? Learn the basics of how small business owners can use technology to work faster and smarter in this 3-week skills workshop.

Your Web Page

Are you ready to build your online profile for your small business with a webpage but don’t know where to start? Learn how you can build a web page and an overall online presence at a low cost using tools online to help you build a larger customer base in this 5-week skills workshop.

Incorporation, Taxes, and Recordkeeping

Do you want to learn how to make paying business taxes less of a pain? Learn how to properly and efficiently manage your tax filings and how to make sure your business is in total tax compliance in this 5-week skills workshop.


Do you know how to track your expenses and revenue? Are you seeking a stronger sense on how financially sustainable your business is? Learn how Quickbooks can help you take control of your business’ finances in this 8-week skills workshop.

Take Control: Technology and Business Systems 

Learn how applications like Excel and Google can help you organize your business and take it to the next level of efficiency and automization. Take Control focuses on creating a new platform for your business with the following modules: Google Apps, Excel, and CRM in this 8-week skills workshop. This module is exclusively for existing small business owners.

Success Story

  • Yvonne Stewart-Delancey and James Smith +

    After three years of hard work, Yvonne Stewart-Delancey and James Smith have made their dreams of starting a daycare center Read More
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