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FDIC Consumer News

Fall 2015

FDIC/SBA Financial Education Curriculum for Small Businesses is Updated and Expanded

The FDIC's Money Smart for Small Business financial education curriculum has been updated and expanded with three new modules, including one to help consumers assess their readiness to start a business. It is now also available in Spanish.

The FDIC collaborated with the U.S. Small Business Administration to first release this curriculum in 2012 to help prospective entrepreneurs and existing small business owners learn the basics of running a small business from a financial standpoint.

The free curriculum is intended to be instructor–led and delivered by financial institutions, small business development centers, city or county economic development offices, faith-based organizations and others. Each of the 13 modules in Money Smart for Small Business includes an instructor guide, a participant guide and PowerPoint slides. Each module can be taught in approximately one hour.

To learn more and to order the curriculum, start here.

people at a meeting

The FDIC/SBA Money Smart for Small Business curriculum is a tool some local organizations use to teach entrepreneurs the financial basics of running a business. Shown above are bank employees leading a workshop in California.