Deliver comprehensive management consulting with the Center's small business clients, usually resulting in a written recommendation for improving the performance of the client’s business. Performs other related duties to the Center’s mission as requested.
*Grant is an annual allotment but expected to be extended for multiple years.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consults with the Center's small business clients at the SBDC offices, at facilities in outlying communities, and at clients' businesses.
Maintains client files as prescribed by the SBA using the personal computer as a consulting tool as well as the SBA client database and reporting system.
Performs specialized consulting work for small businesses as specified under the Center’s contracts with government agencies, chambers of commerce and economic development agencies.
Links and preferably have contacts with business financing institutions and other referral sources to recruit clients who require and will apply for large capital loans for expansion or startup.
Speaks at the Center’s management training seminars, when requested.
Participates in functions that promote Center publicity (i.e., trade shows, meetings speaking engagements) etc.
Manages and/or consults in special project(s) as assigned by the Director.
Attends professional development programs to update and enhance skills.
Travels out-of-town 1-2 times per year for meetings and conferences if requested by the Center.
Assists with School of Business special projects as requested.
Investigates, identify and work on Grant funding so as to identify and obtain additional funds external to the SBA. Seeks at least a Grant of at least $100,000.00 per year.
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
Experience in helping both startup and existing businesses with financing, marketing, startup, growth strategies.
Ability to produce and analyze financial statements and cash flow projections.
Excellent written or oral communication skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and ability to prepare and analyze business plans.
Ability to communicate with small businesses to motivate, encourage, and educate.
Proficiency with personal computers, specifically with Windows software, spreadsheets, word processing, database, website development and social media.
Knowledge and use of B Plan.
Valid Driver’s License
Access to an automobile.
Master’s Degree in business or other related field.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to receive full consideration.
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