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Teaching Financial Basics for Social Change
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Understanding basic financials is key to building an enterprise that scales impact. Yet, teaching financial basics can be intimidating. While many social entrepreneurship educators lean into essential concepts like theory of change, scale, and impact, they are often less confident about teaching financial concepts like breakeven, profitability and building a business model that works. Profit Decoder was created to help solve these problems.

During this engaging session, you'll discover how to frame key concepts and learn how Profit Decoder empowers you to teach financial basics in a way that resonates with your students' passion for social change. Say goodbye to intimidating spreadsheets and convoluted calculations; with Profit Decoder, you can seamlessly integrate financial literacy into your curriculum, so students can grasp essential financial concepts and amplify their social impact. 

All professors participating in this program can apply for a FREE Profit Decoder account.

Whether you're an experienced educator or new to the field of social entrepreneurship, this webinar offers invaluable insights and practical strategies to enhance your teaching effectiveness. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to financial education and empower your students to drive meaningful change in the world.

Jay Friedlander, brings a wealth of expertise to the realm of financial education for social entrepreneurs. Currently serving as the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic, and a Babson Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, Jay is renowned for his work in merging sustainability with business strategy. With a background as an impact entrepreneur, academic, and strategy consultant to Fortune 100 companies, Jay has been instrumental in devising a new curriculum that gives students means to drive positive change.

Jordan Motzkin brings operational insights from collaborating with hundreds of businesses and consulting for Fortune 100 companies and high-growth impact startups. He has facilitated over $100 million in early-stage impact investments and helped grow a company from startup to acquisition. Having taught at Drexel University and served as a guest lecturer at Columbia's Earth Institute and others, Jordan is dedicated to empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs with practical knowledge and actionable insights.

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Past Classes

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Understanding Financials and Maximizing Profitability
Past Class

Are you passionate about your business but feeling overwhelmed by the numbers? We understand that navigating the financial side of your business can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be that way. MCE is partnering with Profit Decoder to bring you an enlightening seminar that will empower you with the knowledge and tools to boost your profits without confusing calculations or complex spreadsheets.

We will walk you through the 4 essential steps to maximizing profitability, breaking them down into simple, actionable pieces that you can implement right away. We'll also introduce you to Profit Decoder, a user-friendly tool that will revolutionize the way you manage your finances. With Profit Decoder, you'll gain crystal-clear insights into your business, understand the impact of changes on your bottom line, and create a personalized roadmap to profitability with ease.

Join us and discover how to take control of your financial future, make informed decisions, and drive growth and success for your business. Don't let the fear of numbers hold you back. This session is your opportunity to gain the confidence you need to thrive!

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Four Steps to Unlocking Profits in 2024
Past Class

Cultivating Community Series

Ready to take your business to the next level without the number-crunching hassle? We get it—finances can be a headache. That's why we have teamed up for a lively webinar to help you boost profits without the math madness.

Join us as we simplify the four steps to making more money with easy, actionable tips. Then, meet Profit Decoder, your friendly tool to help create a simple action plan for the new year. As a bonus, each participant will receive a Free Profit Decoder Pro Account ($149 value sponsored by Maine Community Foundation).  As you gain crystal-clear insights and see how small changes can have a huge impact, you'll be well on your way to a prosperous 2024.

Forget the fear of numbers—this webinar is your step to confidence and success.

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Aquaculture Profitability Simplified
Past Class

Aquaculture Profitability Simplified helps you boost your aquaculture profits without the headaches of spreadsheets or complex financial jargon. You raise a fantastic product and should make money doing it. We simplify the financial fundamentals so you can grow your business and prosper. 

In partnership with Maine Sea Grant, This one-hour session gives you practical insights that can impact your aquaculture profits. As a special offering, attendees receive a complimentary Profit Decoder Pro account (valued at $149) provided by Maine Technology Institute. Profit Decoder lets you enter numbers as you understand them and uncover the mysteries behind your business’s financial health. See how simple adjustments can profoundly impact your bottom line. 

"Profit Decoder is life changing. I learned more in that hour than I have in the years of attempts to understand my finances, and I now feel equipped to really work with and understand my numbers."

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Make a Living Doing What You Love
Past Class

Are you passionate about your business, but the financial side leaves you feeling overwhelmed? Worry no more!

Join us for an exclusive FREE partnership event, sponsored by Machias Savings Bank, where Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) teams up with Profit Decoder to present a transformative in-person and online webinar.

Unlock your financial success as we guide you through four fundamental steps to maximize your business's profitability. Say goodbye to complex calculations and bewildering spreadsheets.

In this enlightening 4-hour in-depth program, you'll not only learn the essential steps to boost your profits but also be introduced to Profit Decoder, an intuitive tool that simplifies financial management. Gain crystal-clear insights into your business, understand how changes impact your bottom line, and create a customized roadmap to profitability.

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Tackling Inflation and Maximizing Profitability
Past Class

With inflation, supply chain disruptions and economic uncertainties, getting your business to profitability has become harder than ever. Most businesses are guessing how changing costs, prices and sales volume will impact profitability, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Join us for a webinar covering Profit Decoder to take the guesswork out of achieving and maximizing profitability. This tool provides profitability answers in minutes – no math or accounting required.

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