Whether you’re just getting started, have recently started operations or are a current business owner seeking additional training, Plan It! is a great opportunity to build and expand your knowledge. Offered in the Spring and Fall, our session format includes classroom instruction, one-on-one sessions and graduation. NDC works with community-based organizations to provide training at various locations throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.
Throughout the program, we’ll cover topics including accounting, finance, the credit review process, marketing, operations, management and more. In addition to these topics, we’ll identify and develop skills like budgeting, cash management and professional etiquette, and we’ll help you research, write and confidently articulate a sound business plan.
“We came to NDC with bad credit, no education… and they believed in our idea and they believed in us.”
Haiyen Vang, Clearance Rack
Learn about the programs and services Neighborhood Development Center offers to assist you in starting or expanding your for-profit business.
The Plan It! training class is for entrepreneurs interested in opening a for-profit business venture.
The Food Industry Plan It! classes are for people interested in opening or expanding a food-based business, like a restaurant or cafe, food truck, catering, or food product.
Since work in the trades offers its own unique challenges, we have a course specifically designed for contractors. Our Construction Trades Plan It! classes help those in the construction trades interested in starting or running a construction and skilled trade business.
Classes are offered in the spring.
Plan It! Fast Track is a retreat-style training where you will be introduced to the Business Model Canvas. This will help you shape your business through a hands-on and interactive opportunity. At the end of the program, you will leave with a Business Model Canvas that will prepare you to apply for other NDC services.
NDC workshops are free of charge and provide a two hour information-packed session led by local small business experts. Workshops cover a variety of business topics like basic accounting, branding, marketing and more. Most workshops take place on Tuesday evenings at Rondo Community Outreach Library. Every Tuesday from 6-8 pm.