Agency Training Programs in Self-Employment

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Self-Employment & Staff Professional Development

With the right tools and resources, helping your clients to succeed in self-employment is easier than you may think – and you don’t have to become a business development expert to achieve this.

Our plug-and-play training programs offer highly structured, proven, step-by-step processes for helping counselors to guide client progress from venture concept to launch to sustainability. Training materials include Teaching/Counseling Guides, Training Aids, Client Workbooks and access to a national directory of public economic development agencies who can work with you to support client success.

We understand that no two agencies are the same and have created an approach that can be easily modified to meet your standards and desired outcomes for your staff and clients.

Are you ready to improve your workforce development efforts and help your clients focus, start, and grow their careers?

Supporting Self-Employment

1-6-steps-circle6 Steps to Career Focus
Success in any career endeavor starts with mastering the “self.” In this 6-step approach, we’ll train staff on how to help each client pursue a meaningful career by leveraging their inherent strengths and unique interests.
2-5-steps-circle5 Steps to Self-Employment
Building upon each client’s unique capacity and goals, this 5-step training program provides staff with a highly structured process of helping clients to define, test, refine, plan and launch a self-employment venture.
3-10-steps-circle10 Steps to Launching a Small Business
Building upon each client’s unique capacity and goals, this 10-step training program provides staff with a highly structured process of helping clients to define, test, refine, plan and launch a full-time, small business operation.
4-12-steps-circle12 Steps to Growing a Business
For clients who have launched their own business, this 12-step training program provides staff with a highly structured process of helping clients to develop core business systems from managing cash flow to driving venture growth.
5-youth-pre-employment-circleYouth Pre-Employment Transition Training
Youth are America’s future workforce. This training program provides staff with a highly structured process for introducing youth to self-employment as a viable career path along with providing a review of how to utilize available public business assistance programs.
6-navigate-circleNavigating Economic Development Resources
Workforce development counselors do not need to become business development consultants. This training program provides staff with the knowledge of and access to over 30,000 cost-free public business assistance programs available to support them and their client’s success.


Staff Professional Development Training

7-get-optimized-training-circleGet Optimized Training
Staff burnout is an increasing concern for those working with the public. This training program provides staff with a highly structured process of assessing where they’re at, how to recognize stress before it becomes a problem, and what to do about it to remain in control and avoid burnout.
8-faciliatate-circleFacilitative vs. Directive Counseling Techniques
When clients want to succeed, they are more willing to take a leadership role and purposefully engage in the process of developing and succeeding in their career. This training program provides staff with the tools and techniques for attaining and maintaining a mutually productive level of collaboration.
9-organizational-devel-circleOrganizational Development Training
Organizational progress is the direct result of the people within the organization. This training program facilitates a process of collaboration in engaging teams to identify problem areas and work together to develop and implement shared solutions.
10-custom-circleCustom Training Services
Practically every organization today is tasked with doing more with less. As subject matter experts in innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational development, we welcome an opportunity to support your needs in these areas through customized training solutions.