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Fundamentals of Financial Literacy for Black-Owned Businesses

This five-part financial literacy course is designed to help you gain the introductory knowledge, skills and resources necessary to effectively manage your business finances, develop growth plans, navigate the complexities of accessing capital and more.

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Global Atlantic
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Financial literacy is the key that unlocks the door to economic empowerment and generational wealth.

As a Black-owned business, it is crucial to equip yourself with the financial literacy and expertise needed to overcome systemic barriers, seize opportunities and build a thriving business.

Optimizing financial literacy empowers Black-owned businesses, leading to increased financial stability, access to capital, wealth creation and resilience in the face of challenges.

Five-Part Series Online Course

Module 1

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Introduction to Financial Management

By the end of this module, you'll be able to define financial management and other financial management terminology, describe the economic impact of Black-owned businesses in the U.S., and understand the benefits of financial management and having a SCORE mentor.

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Module 2

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Financial Planning

By the end of this module, you'll be able to describe financial planning terminology, how to improve your personal credit score, how to establish business credit, and understand the benefits of supplier diversity certification.

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Module 3

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Financial Record Keeping

By the end of this module, you'll be able to describe financial record keeping and its benefits, the types of technology used for record keeping, record keeping best practices, the purpose of a Profit & Loss (P&L), balance sheet and statement of cash flow. Start Module

Module 4

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Access to Capital

By the end of this module, you'll be able to define capital and describe its benefits, describe different traditional and non-traditional funding options and describe the importance of having a banker.

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Module 5

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Taxation Compliance

By the end of this module, you'll be able to define taxation, describe the importance of tax compliance, identify federal, state and local taxes and describe the importance of having a tax professional. Start Module

Mentoring Support
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Once you've completed the modules, you can work 1:1 with a mentor. 

This one-on-one interaction allows you to discuss your individual circumstances, seek clarification and receive expert guidance to support your progress toward obtaining your goals and growing your business.

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Global Atlantic Financial Group

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions. With a strong financial foundation and risk and investment management expertise, the company delivers tailored solutions to create more secure financial futures. The company's performance has been driven by its culture and core values focused on integrity, teamwork and the importance of building long-term client relationships. Global Atlantic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm. Through its relationship, the company leverages KKR's investment capabilities, scale and access to capital markets to enhance the value it offers clients. KKR's parent company is KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR).

About Global Atlantic Financial Group
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Washington, DC 20002

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