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A FREE Two-Part Virtual Business Training for Small and Microenterprise Business Owners

Part 1 - Saturday, January 8
Part 2 - Saturday, January 22, 2022 (VIA ZOOM)

10:00am to 11:30am PST promptly, BOTH DAYS

If you are a small, microenterprise or solo-preneur business owner that wants relevant, high-impact, easy-to-understand-and-apply, business teaching and training that supports your business success and GROWTH, and you can put into action  immediately then this special FREE virtual business training event is for you.


The Masterminds Business Uplevel System (B. U. S.) was developed with your small business success and GROWTH in mind.

What is the B. U. S. Level 1 Business 101 and 102 Training All About?

This Training is especially EFFECTIVE and POWERFUL for small and microenterprise businesses for FOUR powerful reasons:

Who Should Register?

This business training is for you if:

Overview of the BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102 Training

All participants will receive a Workbook to use in the two-part training.
You MUST be able to attend BOTH Parts of the Training if you register.

Part 1 – Business 101

Saturday, January 8, 10:00am to 11:30am PST

Business 101 focuses on the first two M’s that are the Foundation of the Business Uplevel System: Mindset and Marketing.


Operate with a CEO Mindset and not the HGSEC Mindset (you gotta come to the Training to find out what this is). Understand the 4 Success Principles for Operating and for Growing a Business, and how upleveling your excellence and professionalism can increase sales.


Understand the “inner game” of marketing, the relationship between strategic marketing and sales, the importance of a clear USP and it being communicated through all of your channels, methods and mediums in your business, and the three critical elements to ALIGN in your business that result in Hitting the Bull’s Eye” in your business.

Part 2 – Business 102

Saturday, January 22, 10:00am to 11:30am PST

Business 102 focuses on the second two M’s that are the Foundation of the Business Uplevel System: the Math, and the Map.


What are the important Numbers to Know in your business? Learn how to determine Break-even points, set proper pricing in your business, and forecast your quarterly and annual numbers.


Learn how to establish a basic quarterly and annual strategic plan, how to determine Revenue Goals, and how to use the Revenue Calendar Tool to create a Map for planning and tracking your sales/revenue growth.

Are there any BONUSES with this Two-Part Virtual Training? The answer is YES!! You get THREE Bonuses.

Business 101 and 102 Training (Virtual)

Saturday, January 8 & 22 via Zoom
10:00am to 11:30am PST promptly, with 30-Minute BONUS Q & A until NOON PST
<strike>$697</strike> <Span style="padding-left: 15px;">FREE!</span> In addition to three hours of potent and relevant business teaching and training, you will also receive:
  • 30 Minutes of BONUS Q & A with each part of the training. Plan on remaining on the line for an additional 30 minutes, until NOON PST so that you can partake in the Bonus Q & A
  • A Business 101 and 102 Workbook to print out in advance, and have on hand to use in both parts of the training
  • Business Tools such as the Revenue Calendar and the recommendation of what your Business Trainers consider to be one the best business books ever on small business growth.

The INVESTMENT for this business training is ordinarily $697 but you are getting it for FREE! First come, first served!
SPONSORED by the Central Area Collaborative.

Who is designing and leading this special two-part business training?

Debrena Jackson Gandy

Debrena Jackson Gandy, Owner of Masterminds, of a 25-year old organizational and personal development company, is the developer, designer, and Lead Trainer of the Masterminds Business Uplevel System, and the Business 101 and 102 Training. Additionally, she’s a nationally published best-selling author of three books, and a Master Life Coach with over 5,000 clocked coaching hours. Her business clients include Fortune 500 companies; non-profits; federal, state, and city government, top universities and colleges, and small and microenterprise businesses. She’s been a business coach to over 200 small business owners and has provided training to nearly 450 small and microenterprise business owners.

She was also Project Team Lead for two highly successful business grant initiatives, the ELEVATE D I. D. (Direct Impact Dollars) Initiative, and the Ezell’s Famous Chicken R. U. B. B. (Raising Up Black Businesses) Business Grant Initiative.

She’s been featured on national TV on CNN, CNN Live, and Sistercircle. and in magazines such as Black Enterprise, Oprah’s O, Essence and Ebony.

Edward Newbins, Owner of Abstract Digs and the Motivated Life Institute, is Project Manager, Technical Support and Trainer. Newbins has a Master’s in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor’s in Information Systems, with expertise in business, marketing and brand development, trademark research, technology management, project management, and supply chain management.

Businesses and organizations that Edward has worked with include Microsoft, AT&T Wireless, the College Success Foundation, College Success Foundation, Caffeine and Cupcakes Podcast, Power of She, We.App, BananaMama Spice Company, the Central Area Collective, Boys and Girls Club of Seattle, Umoja Festival, Seattle Fashion Week, InRoads of Seattle, Goodwill Seattle, the ELEVATE Empowerment Movement as a Coach, and Highline College, to name a few.

Edward Newbins

What are the registration requirements and how do I register?

First, you MUST be able to attend both parts of the training, in full, in order to register.

When you register, you will be asked to provide your business location zip code.

Space is VERY limited and registration is closing once we reach 60 participants.  

First come, first served.  

You will need to be able to dial in 10 minutes early to both parts of the training so that we can start promptly, for both sessions (sessions will be via Zoom).  

Registration will close once the maximum of 60 participants is reached, or on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – whichever comes first.

All participants will be required to complete an evaluation at the end of the second session.

Once you register, you will receive a Confirmation email prior to the Training.  You will then be sent a Final Email with your Workbook and the Zoom link a few days prior to Part 1 of the training.

Registration is full

Saturday, January 8 & 22, 2022

Live Zoom Meeting: 10:00am to 11:30am PST promptly

Any questions? Please send an email to: [email protected], or call the office at: 206-878-8163.

Brought to you by:

Central Area Collaborative