Feb 8, 2012

FVCC Offers Two-Day Training Certification on Profit Mastery

The Flathead Valley Community College Continuing Education Center will offer a new two-day training certification, “Profit Mastery:  Creating Value and Building Wealth,” on February 14 and February 15.

Instructed by Certified Instructor Chris Parson, the non-credit 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 workshop will address finance, which is consistently the greatest knowledge gap for business owners.  The training will provide participants the tools and processes to manage the key drivers of both profits and cash flow along with the confidence to apply these immediately to their businesses.  Topics to be addressed include overcoming common business problems, understanding your financial position, using tools to take active control, making effective pricing decisions and avoiding cash crunches.

Chris Parson is a Profit Mastery Trained Facilitator.  He has served as director of the Northwest Montana Small Business Development Center in Kalispell since 2008.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Montana State University in Bozeman and is a certified economic development finance professional.  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 5 p.m. on the FVCC campus, and pre-registration is required to attend.  The cost to register is $225 and includes lunches and a participant manual.  This workshop is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Businesses may qualify for Incumbent Workforce Training funds to pay for this training.  For more information or to register to attend, call 756-3832, email or visit