Superior Service. Proven Results.
We combine business consulting and coaching with education, training, and all the extras!
What We Do
As a Technical Assistance Provider for the U.S. Small Business Administration, ECA has a proven expertise in providing business counseling, consulting, and coaching to businesses at various stages of development.… Our brand awareness in the market represents our success in working with start-ups, early growth-stage businesses, and businesses in need of loans, grants, and various types of funding. Our clients are introduced to a process that we call our Five Star Coaching Model. This unique model of business development sets our clients off on a pathway that entails a five-step process carried out over a period of six weeks. As our clients’ progress through each of the five steps we continue to coach them towards entering or re-entering the market utilizing one of our signature marketing methodologies.
ECA offers a range of facilitated courses and workshops. Our business courses and workshops cover such topics as: Business, Management, Marketing, Finance, and Sales. … Our Continuing Education Courses (CEU), and professional certification and licensure courses and workshops cover such topics as: Insurance Adjusting, Workmans’ Compensation, and Life Coaching. Our courses and workshops generally take a few hours to several weeks to complete depending on the content and intended outcomes. Each of our courses entail independent and self-paced study combined with some level of staff facilitation. Our workshops entail independent and self-paced study and are instructor led via lectures, advisory, and study halls. All courses and workshops include unlimited coaching and advisory via email throughout its duration. Depending on the nature of the course, each course will award a course completion certificate, a certification, or license. Some courses and workshops will also log CEU credits.
At ECA, we take a holistic approach in developing small business. Our approach ensures that our clients have access to a broad range of substantiating services in order to firmly establish their businesses; grow their business; and maintain their business. You may reach out to us by phone or email at any time.… Contact us if you find that your business is in need of assistance with: Business or Marketing Plans; Accounting, Income Tax, or Payroll; Business Law, Corporate Structuring, or Legal Services; Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Web Design, Promotional Materials, or Printing; Debit and Credit Management, Insurance, and Investing. At ECA we are committed to providing these services that we refer to as “the extras” either in-house, through referral to our network partners, or by researching any products or services that your business may find itself in need of.
BUSINESS PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
In this course you will discover why creating and maintaining a business plan is crucial . . .
INSURANCE ADJUSTER PRE-LICENSING COURSE
This course will assist you in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the state examination and become a licensed Insurance Adjuster. . .
EXPLORING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
This course will present an overview of workers’ compensation insurance . . .
PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY
The foundations for your success as an entrepreneur begin with managing and controlling your personal financial situation . . .
This course will cover the legal and compliance expectations in both business and in industry . . .
RECORDKEEPING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
This course covers how to keep good records without purchasing expensive software or paying a bookkeeper . . .
STRATEGIC MARKETING 2020
This course will examine the various types of media such as: broadcast media, print media, digital and social media and much more . . .
SUCCESSFUL SALES HABITS
This course will cover how to increase your sales based on good customer service and effective sales strategies . . .
THE FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPERNEURSHIP
In this course you will gain an overview of business ownership from the perspective of being an entrepreneur . . .
In my former position as a Business Banker for CHASE BANK, I was introduced to Penny St. James and Entrepreneurial Centers through the SBA Technical Assistance program. Since that time, in 2005, I have referred numerous business owners to the organization for business consulting, marketing services, and assistance locating money for their businesses. ECA has always exhibited the extraordinary ability to meet the needs of small business owners with a tremendous level of success.
In 2004, I worked along side Penny St James as she and her ECA team helped lead the charge as promoters of the HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, INC, a non-profit organization that benefits Jazz Education workshops for youth. Penny and her ECA team achieved success in heightening the visibility of the Festival in the community; increasing audience participation; and raising funds for the organization. In my years of working with Penny and ECA, I find them to be very professional, highly organized, and proficient in their service delivery.
I came to the mainland from Hawaii with the dream of opening my own SMOOTHIE KING franchise. I applied for a small business loan at my bank, but my funding request was denied. A bank representative referred me to ECA for assistance in starting my business. Upon arrival at the ECA office I was immediately able to complete loan applications on the spot and receive business counseling. ECA was successful in assisting me in obtaining the necessary funding in order to make my dream come true. Since that time, ECA has always been there to conduct research; assist me with marketing and substantiating services; and to aide me in any way possible.
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We are happy to share our expertise and offer a free initial consultation.
Ongoing fees are transparent and affordable for all sizes of businesses.