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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 with 30-Minute BONUS Q & A, until NOON PST

Dear Friend,

Below are details for you, so that things go smoothly.

The Saturday Business 101 and 102 Trainings will start PROMPTLY at 10:00am/PST, so please come to the Trainings 10 minutes EARLY. 

  1. Participants are to be present, for the entirety of both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Virtual Training.
  2. Your Workbook and the Zoom link for the Virtual Training will be sent to you several days prior to the start of the Training. You are requested to print out your worksheets IN ADVANCE, and have it with you on hand for both parts of the training.
  3. The 30 Minute Bonus session will be 30 extended minutes for Q & A. Simply remain connected for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. If you have questions, please email: [email protected]
  5. You’re asked to keep your camera ON for the duration of both trainings, if possible.

SEE you on Saturday January 8th!!


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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.

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

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, 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.