The Center offers a variety of technical assistance
options to help your business grow and thrive.
After a brief assessment of the business, the business owner may schedule to meet one on one with a skilled business adviser. Business advisers are flexible to meet the needs of the business owner.
Our mission is to help small businesses reach their dreams by listening to their needs and providing innovative solutions. Expert advisors are on deck to provide virtual consulting that is tailored to any small business. (please allow 24 hours for response)
One-on-One Consulting services include:
- Business Plan development
- Marketing/Social Media
- Procurement – (Certification Process)
Entrepreneurial Education On-Demand
Help Your Business Grow and Thrive. Our platform provides educational resources to our partners and their disadvantaged communities. The platform houses on-demand courses that focus on teaching small business owners the technical skills needed to successfully manage business growth and combat future disruptions. These courses are created to be engaging and practical so that small business owners can tactically apply new skills to their operations without having to tap into their limited resources.
The Center offers over 40 courses designed to help aspiring businesses and existing business owners to take their business to the next level.
Training topics include:
- Business Plan Development
- Technology for Small Business
- Intro to Government Contracting
- How to Earn Bigger Contracts
- Access to Capital
- Excel (beginning and advanced)
- Word (beginning and advanced)
- Marketing your business
- Social Media management
- Customer Service
- Accounting (beginning and managerial)
- QuickBooks 101
- Web Design
- Speaking and Connecting with Customers
- PowerPoint Basics
Live Classes and Webinars
Due to Covid-19, our classes are currently being hosted online. These are scheduled, live webinars offered to help aspiring businesses and existing business owners continue to thrive. While we have topics available that do not change, we also offer new webinar topics based on the changing world we live in.
- Applying for PPP Loans
- PPP Forgiveness
- How to do business with the government
- Government Certification including State and City government
- Public Utilities
- Guided Business Plan
Access to Capital
The Center partners with Lendistry, our preferred small business lender, whose mission is to provide responsible financing to small businesses, particularly those in under-served communities. Lendistry works with the SBA for small business funding and is CDFI certified.