Course Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, MERIT will begin to hold class cycles online beginning Saturday, July 25th.

These classes will focus on a variety of topics with modules including:

  • Identifying & Meeting Market Needs

  • Setting Financial Goals

  • Planning the Product/ Service

  • Researching and Analyzing the Market

This program cycle will be a 10-week course – covering 10 business modules at 3 hours each every Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM taught by a MERIT trainer via Zoom. Cost is determined on a sliding scale based on individual, home, or business income. Financial scholarships are available.

Saturday, August 1st

11 AM – 2 PM

Identifying and Meeting Market Needs


Saturday, August, 8th

11 AM – 2 PM

Setting Financial Goals


Saturday, August 15th

11 AM – 2 PM

Planning the Product/Service


Saturday, August 22nd

11 AM – 2 PM

Researching and Analyzing the Market


Saturday,  August 29th

11 AM – 2 PM

Reaching the Market


Saturday, September 5th

11 AM – 2 PM

Building the Organization and Team


Saturday, September 12th

11 AM – 2 PM

Planning for a Profitable Business


Saturday, September 19th

11 AM – 2 PM

Monitoring Cash Flow & Seeking Funds


Saturday, September 25th

11 AM – 2 PM

Implementing Next Steps