Create Good Jobs Class

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In our Create Good Jobs class, you will learn how to create a hiring plan, and recruit, hire, train, and retain workers in your business. This class is 6-weeks long and is well suited for small business owners and startup founders who are operating a business and ready to hire their first or next employee.

What You Will Learn


Topics Covered
Defining Company Culture
  • Take a deeper look at your business’ mission, vision, and values
  • Look at how you want to communicate and collaborate with a team
  • Consciously plan your company culture
Hire Right
  • Gain an understanding of the basics of employment law and regulations
  • Identify the right time to hire and determine which position(s) to hire first
  • Create a hiring plan for the next year
Recruiting & Interviewing
  • Learn how to create an attention getting job advertisement and where to post your jobs
  • Learn what to look for when reviewing applicants and how to conduct behavioral interviews
  • Create job descriptions and interview questions for your next hire(s)
Hiring Process
  • Learn the difference between an employee and an independent contractor
  • Gain an understanding of regulations and best practices in hiring
  • Create a standard employee offer package for your hire(s)
Prepare Employees for Success
  • Gain an understanding of the learning curve and best practices in employee training
  • Learn how to do on-the-job training – a technique the works and you will never forget
  • Create an onboarding plan and employee training manual
Protecting Company Culture
  • Learn how to keep your values and culture as you grow
  • Gain an understanding of the difference between policy and practice and the importance of setting guidelines from the beginning
  • Create an employee handbook


Business must have sufficient revenue or financing to support the first or next employee.

Commit to Building Your Business

Average time commitment for our Create Good Jobs class is 8-10 hours / week dedicated to preparing you for your first or next hire, and includes the following weekly activities:

Activity Name

Activity Weekly Commitment
Background Materials
  • Series of required background readings and videos on each unit to be completed online prior to the weekly online workshop
  • Describes concepts and their applications in hiring your first or next employee

1-2 hours / week

  • Weekly online workshops led by an expert instructor
  • Lecture and discussion on background materials, group activities, and reflection

2 hours / week

Business Development Activities
  • Weekly activities focused on business development
  • Apply concepts learned in background materials and workshops

4-5 hours / week

Peer Mentoring
  • Weekly phone meetings with small peer group of other business owners in your class
  • Present weekly business development activities and receive constructive feedback from peers

1 hour / week

Meet Your Mentors

Lesa Hammond, Ph.D.

Lesa Hammond, Ph.D.

Lead Instructor & Mentor


Join an Upcoming Class

Our Create Good Jobs Class class is offered at the following locations.


How Much It Costs

The cost of our Create Good Jobs Class consists of a course fee of $600.

We charge a $25 deposit to reserve your space in the class. This deposit is credited against the payment of your course fee, where applicable.

Financial Assistance

Because we believe in entrepreneurship as a means to close the racial wealth gap, we offer financial assistance programs for entrepreneurs of color.

For entrepreneurs of color, we offer financial assistance covering up to 100% of your course fee and payment plans, based on your household income and the number of people in your household.

Accelerate your business.