Cox Communications Small Business Leadership Academy

This program is an eight (8) week business training program designed to improve the organizational and financial capacity of diverse business enterprises who are vendors and business customers of Cox Communications. Modules will be delivered in both a traditional face-to-face and online learning environment.

Participants will learn: 

  • How to improve organizational effectiveness/performance and drive continuous improvements within their organization for sustainable growth; 
  • How to enhance their ability to negotiate deals, manage conflicts, and make decisions; 
  • How to accurately estimate project costs; 
  • How to competitively price products and services; 
  • How to manage projects efficiently and effectively; 
  • How to meet or exceed the expectations of the customer/client; and, 
  • How to determine their business' overall performance. 

Modules Include:

  • Module 1 - Identifying Your Competitive Advantage 
  • Module 2 - Marketing & Sales 
  • Module 3 - Organizational Performance & Continuous Improvement 
  • Module 4 - Financial Decision Making 
  • Module 5 - Risk Management 
  • Module 6 - Pricing Your Product or Service
  • Module 7 - Introduction to Project Management 
  • Module 8 - Contract Negotiations 

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn three (3) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Requirements to Participate in Program

  • Must be an existing business with an FEIN 
  • Priority selection will be given to diverse business owners - Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Business (VOB), and LGBT Owned Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

The program is open to all Cox suppliers and to non-suppliers, but requests from suppliers will be prioritized. Cox will award scholarships to all accepted participants to attend free of charge. Participants who complete the program will earn continuing education units.