The mission of Economic Empowerment is to encourage every believer in the area of stewardship through education.
It is also the goal of Economic Empowerment to develop and implement an Entrepreneurship Course for adults as well as teenagers (Teenpreneurs).
Job Placement Goals:
1. Implement the IPT (Interview Preparation Time) conceived in 2005. EE has already hosted its first seminar on resume preparation and interviewing skills.
2. Encourage career advancement at every level through continued education and training.
The UCFM Economic Empowerment (EE) office is in place to teach us how to become better stewards over our financial resources. EE deals with the following areas:
Seminars and activities to increase awareness and commitment to the following 10 principles:
Save 10% to 15% of after tax income.
Commit to a program of retirement planning and investing.
Engage in sound budget, credit and tax management practices
Measure personal wealth by net worth, not income.
Be proactive and knowledgeable about investing, money management and consumer issues.
Provide access to programs that will educate children about business and finance.
Use personal wealth to strengthen your community
Ensure that wealth is passed on to future generations.
DEBT MANAGEMENT SEMINARS
Debt Management (Good Debt vs. Bad)
This seminar is devoted to methods for avoiding costly mistakes in making decisions on financing, credit cards and how to read the fine print on contracts
Getting Your Debt under Control
Already drowning in debt? This seminar addresses the individual who has already lost control of his/her debt. We’ll discuss your available options and the impact of those options. There is a way to recover.
Developing a Business Plan
The focus of this seminar is developing a business plan. We’ll talk about how to turn your ideas into a business.
Securing Financing for Your Business
So, you have your business plan and now you need seed money. This seminar will discuss the different avenues of financing your business.
For the entrepreneur who does not want to begin a business with his/her own idea, we’ll discuss how to buy into a franchise.
MONEY MANAGEMENT SEMINARS
This seminar will focus on the basics of investing such as when and in what to invest and what’s best for you. We’ll discuss CD’s, Savings Accounts, T-bills, and more.
Developing Healthy Spending Habits & Destroying Bad Spending Habits
In this seminar we’ll discuss how to recognize and curb bad spending habits. We’ll discuss ways to develop better spending practices in order to avoid costly mistakes later.
Protecting Your Credit Rating
This seminar will educate you on what your FICO score means, how to improve your score, correcting credit mistakes, and protecting you identity.