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Phone  850.599.3474
Fax  850.561.2464

Office of Continuing Education
668 Gamble St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307



The Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry (SBI) is excited to offer the Life after Retirement - Growing Successful Business Ventures Certificate Program to the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) membership beginning December 2013.


The "Life after Retirement - Growing Successful Business Ventures" Certificate Program is an intensive, integrated four-weekend business boot camp series that will culminate with a bank-reviewed business plan for retired basketball players interested in starting and growing successful businesses. Self and life assessments to assist participants in dealing with various life stressors will also be included.

The intensive, sequential four-weekend business boot camps will be held the first weekend in December, the first weekend in February, the second weekend in March, and conclude the third weekend in May, with homework assignments between camps. The weekend boot camps will start at 1:00 p.m. on Fridays and end at 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays in Tallahassee, Florida at the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry.

Over the course of the four weekends, participants will be provided tools and frameworks for starting and enhancing business ventures in the areas of franchising, financial services, real estate, and insurance by engaging in interactive team-based case studies, reviewing balance sheets, and performing cash flow analysis. Retired players that are successful entrepreneurs will serve as guest lecturers during the weekend boot camps. Participants who complete all in-camp and between-camp assignments will leave with a sound business plan that has been vetted with business professors, Small Business Development Center certified business analysts, and bankers, and the "Life after Retirement - Growing Successful Business Ventures" Certificate.

Registrants unable to attend all four face-to-face boot camps must attend the weekend boot camps online and participate in the concluding March boot camp face-to-face to receive the "Life after Retirement - Growing Successful Business Ventures" Certificate.

For more details or to register now, CLICK HERE.

Mrs. Barbara Jones
barbara.jones@famu.edu • 850.599.3565