May 9, 2012

FVCC Offers Training Certification on Profit Mastery

The Flathead Valley Community College Continuing Education Center will offer a four-session training certification, “Profit Mastery:  Creating Value and Building Wealth,” on May 16, 17, 23 and 24.

Instructed by Kalispell Small Business Development Center Director and certified facilitator Chris Parson, the workshop is designed to help owners and managers of small businesses better understand financial management and increase their chances of success in today’s challenging economic times.  Statistics show that over half of all businesses that fail each year do so despite reporting profits and record sales.

The most successful businesses have found that the key to long-term success revolves around effective financial management. This program will use case studies and down-to-earth strategies and techniques to teach participants to how to benchmark their companies’ performance; how to establish the difference between making a profit and having cash, and how to do more of both; and how to correctly compute their break-even goals, and the effects of price, volume, and costs.

Parson is a Profit Mastery Trained Facilitator and has served as the director of the Northwest Montana Small Business Development Center in Kalispell since December of 2008.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Montana State University in Bozeman and was certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional in November of 2010.  Parson is a professionally-trained roundtable facilitator and was a presenter at the 2011 American Chamber of Commerce National Conference.

The training will be held each day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the FVCC campus.  Participants must attend all four sessions to qualify for certification.  The cost to register is $225 and includes a continental breakfast and a participant manual.  This workshop is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Eligible businesses may qualify for Incumbent Workforce Training funds to pay for this training.  This training is approved for 16 hours of Continuing Education under the National Association of State Boards Accountancy.

For more information or to register to attend, call (406) 756-3832, email or visit