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New sessions start Monday, February 1, 2021! Register now!

“Join this dynamic, motivational business plan class created to encourage and prepare new and existing entrepreneurs with the information they will need to start, sustain and expand their business.” Join the virtual class and learn with other entrepreneurs!

Class Schedule

Time: New sessions start Monday, February 1, 2021! Register now!
12 weeks of weekly class work around your schedule
One on one coaching

Location: Virtually


  • online: To register, complete the registration form below and make payment through the PayPal button on this page
  • or download and complete the mail in registration form and bring (call 215-247-2473 to check on current hours) or mail to 7500 Germantown Avenue | Elders Hall, Suite 113 | Philadelphia, PA 19119 with your check for the $405 total course fee (including $25 non-refundable registration fee).

It is recommended all learners have access to a laptop or desktop computer so that they have all the resources needed in order to create a complete Business Plan document for presentation at the end of the course.

You will learn how to:

  • Do a feasibility study and market research
  • Create a business plan
  • Finance a business
  • Use Social Media to market your business
  • Project sources of income and expenses
  • Identity grants and loans to fund your business
  • Establish and maintain a network of clients and partners

Cost for the course

Course Fee: $350
Additional Course Materials: $30.00
There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee

Financial Aid is available – complete and return this form

Loan Approvals of $10,000 (or more) may be offered for Viable Completed Business Plans

Meet the Lead Instructor

Ronald Williford

Ron WillifordRonald Williford is the President/ Founder of Philadelphia Financial Consultants, LLC., an independent financial planning brokerage specializing in personal financial planning, retirement planning, small business consulting and tax planning. He is noted a speaker on various financial topics and is the host of the program “Let’s Talk Money.” He has over 36 years of experience in the financial services industry in various positions. His motto is “Financial planning begins with education.

Ron earned his B.A. degree in Economics from Villanova University. He currently serves on the boards of the Haverford YMCA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Main Line NAACP Branch (Treasurer) and Making A Way International. INC. Ron is a member of the Trustee Ministry of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church and is also active in the Financial and Education Support Ministries.

Ron and his wife, Tanya, reside in North Wales, Pa. They are the proud parents of Jenea Williford, Shannan Williford-Burton and Salina Williford.

Online Registration:

  • First, complete the online registration form below.
  • After you complete the registration form, click the Buy Now button to the right and complete your purchase on PayPal.

After you have completed the registration form,  you need to finalize your registration. The total fee is $405.00 (non-refundable registration fee $25, course fee $350, materials fee $30). Click Buy Now to make your payment through PayPal 

Note: if you have are interested in a scholarship, please contact after you have completed the online registration form.


TBC Virtual Business Plan Course sponsors

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Tune in on Wednesday, December 23rd where Pamela Rich-Wheeler – our Executive Director at The Business Center, had an interview Team Talk, hosted by Milton Corsey and Mark Iorio at The topic at hand was cultural diversity and small business. Watch or listen in on the stream, Wednesday 23rd, 2020 at 10:00 pm, where Pamela talks about how to create a more inclusive entrepreneurship environment, some challenges small businesses alike may face during these trying times with COVID-19, and thoughts on what needs to be done in order for a more inclusive environment to be achieved. Click here to tune in.

Also, tune in this Saturday as well with G-town Radio at 1:00 pm. Pamela and TBC board member and CEO of Prospect Productions, John Kahler will be on Vanessa’s Money Hour hosted by Vanessa Lowe, discussing the upcoming Social Media Course and how to resolve small business issues during this time. Click here to tune in.

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“Creating Your Social Media Blueprint to Increase Customer”

WHERE: Completely online – info after you register

WHEN: TUESDAYS, DECEMBER 22th,  JANUARY 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (skipping 12/29)

TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

COST: $125.00 (payable via PayPal after you register)

REGISTER: Complete the form below, you will receive a link to make your payment via PayPay.  (Financial Aid and Installment payments available – contact if interested.)


  1. Experts will evaluate your online presence of your business and help you develop a social media marketing plan to go forward in this new climate.

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“Ways to Boost an Import/Export Business In Africa”

WHERE: Google Meet (register to receive link)


TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET


SPEAKER: Stanley Straughter, Chair, African Caribbean Council

MODERATOR: Pamela Rich-Wheeler, Executive Director, TBC


  1. Opportunities that exist for importing and exporting as a small business
  2. How to start the process
  3. What types of entry considerations must be addressed

African & Caribbean Business CouncilAccording to Face to Face Africa, running an import/export business can be challenging. Disruptions in your supply chain, currency exchange rate variances – not to mention language difficulties – all conspire to create a host of problems. Nevertheless, thanks to the Internet, international trade has never been so easy.

Importing and exporting can help your business expand at home or abroad, but it’s important to follow all laws and regulations. It is also important to know how to develop an effective network for such an endeavor.

Learn from an expert about this growing sector and business opportunities in many African countries that experiencing growth by the day.

Event sponsors

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