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Small Business Workshop

Fresno Pacific University Continuing Education has partnered with Education Alternatives Inc. to help individuals interested in owning their own small business. Instructor Gary Johnson, CPA, MBA has over 30 years of experience teaching individuals critical skills, preparation and the practical steps necessary to start and run a successful and profitable small business. Begin your journey by joining Gary for a FREE introductory online workshop. If you desire more intense workshops, you can sign up for two more focused on starting and running a profitable small business. These one-day small business workshops help thousands of small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The knowledge, resources and tools provided teach you how to lay a foundation for success. His strategies work to ensure that your business is profitable and will stand the test of time.

The Education Alternatives Inc. program consists of three workshops (take one or all three)...

  1. FREE 2-hour Introductory Workshop
  2. How to Start a Profitable Small Business Workshop
  3. How to Run a Profitable Small Business Workshop

How do I sign up for the FREE Online Workshop?

What will I learn?

Know what you're getting into before you get there. Take a look at each of the small business workshops offered and what you'll learn. 

FREE Introductory Workshop...

You get a FREE 12-page workbook and can use this “shirt sleeve” workshop to improve your company’s profits or start a successful new business. Bring a pencil, a calculator and your business questions.

  • How To Slash Hundreds Off Your Taxes
  • 20 Biggest Pitfalls in Starting & Running a Small Business
  • How To Price Your Product or Service
  • How To Start With Very Little Cash
  • Advantages of a Corporation & LLC
  • How To Select a Location
  • Determining How Much Money You’ll Need
  • Where To Go When the Bank Says “No”

How to Start a Profitable Small Business Workshop...

  • How To Analyze Your Market (What’s Behind the Numbers)
  • How To Know When To Start a Business From Scratch VS. Buying One
  • 4 Characteristics of a Successful Franchisee
  • Where To Find Your Potential Customers
  • How To Determine Inventory Supply
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Sole-Proprietors, Partnerships & Corporations
  • What Professional Advice You Need Before You
  • Open Your Business & How Much To Pay For It
  • How To Get a A Loan

How to Run a Profitable Small Business Workshop...

  • How To Keep Records
  • Sales & Advertising How-To’s
  • How To Attract Good Employees & Keep Them
  • How To Handle Collections & Bad Debt
  • The Pros & Cons of a Computer
  • How To Save Postage
  • How To Buy All the Legal Advice You Need For $500 Per Year
  • How To Get the IRS to Forget Your Audit, Help Them Lose Track of Your File

Questions?  Contact Peggi Kriegbaum at