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The Center for
Micro-Entrepreneurial Training

“Our mission is to prepare, connect, and support business clients for generational success”.

Our Story The Center

for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training

2020 was a year of instability affecting the small business community. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, racial unrest, and an unstable economy, these businesses had been presented with enormous challenges.
 
Consider this one statistic; researchers suggest that minority-owned companies are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Economics professor Robert Fairlie at the University of California at Santa Cruz found that "the number of active business owners in the United States plummeted by 3.3 million or 22 percent over the crucial two-month window from February to April 2020. The drop in active business owners was the largest on record, and losses to business activity were felt across nearly all industries. African-American businesses were hit especially hard experiencing a 41 percent drop in business activity. Latinx business owner activity fell by 32 percent, and Asian business owner activity dropped by 26 percent."
 
Historically, the economy will rebound with a strong demand for essential products and services. These businesses will need to be prepared to meet the considerable demand of this new economy. Entrepreneurs will have to have solid fundamental knowledge of financials, accounting, marketing, sales, and digital platforms.

The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training (CMET) is a nonprofit organization focused on empowering women, black and brown entrepreneurs to start and grow their own businesses. We provide high-quality entrepreneurial training that prepares women, black and brown entrepreneurs with the skills needed to succeed in business. Our overriding goal is to prepare, connect, and support these aspiring entrepreneurs for generational success.
 
The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training, Inc. has developed an intensive five-day curriculum to develop or improve these competencies. We focus on preparing, planning, developing, executing, and assessing our client's businesses to achieve sustainability.
 

Mission Statement

 Our mission is to prepare, connect, and support business clients for generational success.

Vision Statement

Enhancing the talent, skills, and knowledge of innovators, entrepreneurs, and business owners to impact every community in the United States for generations.

Value Statement

 Our core principle is to value every human being who strives to build a better world through business creation with integrity, respect, accountability, social responsibility, diversity, and inclusion.

Joseph A. Simmons

Founder, CEO

The Executive Team

Joseph A. Simmons is a retired pharmaceutical executive  located in Orlando, Florida. Joseph started his sales career with Baxter Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and Sunrise Medical,  where he was promoted to an executive level position. He went on to Knoll, Abbott, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals in several management positions. Joseph has founded, The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training, a nonprofit organization May 2020.

SERVOLA FRAZIER

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Servola is a business strategist, author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. She is a spouse of Air Force Ret Colonel and child of an Army Retired Master Sergeant. She has proudly served as a civilian for the Army and Air Force throughout her career. Upon transitioning from civil service, Servola launched Motivate Enterprises LLC as A premier organization, training and development firm. She is the creator of Motivate Positive Products,  founder of Women Camp, and Empowerment Business Strategist (EBS) of Entrepreneur Biz Circle and Success Center of Brevard. Servola has over 21+ years of training and development experience, 10+ years of contracting, and more. She is a John Maxwell Team mentorship certified coach, trainer, speaker; people keys certified behavioral consultant specializing in DISC and more; CMET advisory board member & EBS, previous sponsorship committee chair WEC, previous programs committee member National Black MBA Association of Central Florida; previous Army DA civilian leadership development IPT team member, Employee Advisory Council member (EAC) Vice President for ACC-ORL. Servola’s energy is contagious! She enjoys sharing her gift with others.


 

CMET Story

Sami Haiman

CMET Attendee

Dr. David Walker

CMET Attendee

Kelda Senior

CMET Attendee

Why Us

Relevance
 

Today’s business environment demands that entrepreneurs evaluate and improve their business skills on a regular basis in order to increase operational efficiency and to identify new ways to produce profits. CMET provides the needed training that entrepreneurs are seeking.

Focus

CMET is focused on the core competencies that help sustain a successful business. In fact, we strive to enhance the talent, skills, and knowledge of innovators, entrepreneurs, and business owners to impact every community in the United States for generations.

Content
We explore topics including…

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance & Capital
  • Development & Strategy
  • Networking
  • And so much more.

Coaches

Our coaches are subject matter experts. Each coach has the practical working knowledge that will give our clients the needed insight to preserve and prosper in any business environment.

Schedule

Our programs are held several times each year. The learning is spread over 5 days and each day is filled with valuable techniques and workable knowledge to help take your business to the next level.

Application Process

CMET has developed a simple process to qualify participants. It starts with you, the client, submitting the CMET Program Application Form below. After we receive your request, we will review it and we will contact you for the program interview. It's that simple.

Relevance

Today’s business environment demands that entrepreneurs evaluate and improve their business skills on a regular basis in order to increase operational efficiency and to identify new ways to produce profits. CMET provides the needed training that entrepreneurs are seeking.

Building Entrepreneur Literacy to Win in Business

Dr. David M. Walker speaks with Joseph Simmons.
Discover why The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training (CMET) was founded and how it supports black entrepreneurs to build business literacy.

Contact Us

Email address:  team@tcmet.org