Small Business Development Program

Purpose

Bloom Small Business Development Program are cohort based classes offering resources for future/existing business owners in various areas. All classes will include resources to help businesses with their pitch to prospective clients, funders, stakeholders. This program is offered through the Bloom Business Empower Center, whose objective is to accelerate Small Business ownership and success, promote Pathways to Prosperity for talent development, and advance representation in leadership and access to opportunities. 

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Program Details

There is no cost for this program. The cohort based classes will offer resources for future/existing business owners in various areas. All classes will include resources to help businesses with their pitch to prospective clients, funders, stakeholders. All sessions will run for 6 weeks and will take place from 5:30pm to 7:00pm via Zoom. Classes can be offered in Spanish if requested.

Location

5:30pm to 7:00pm via Zoom

Registration

Registration is required, please sign up here.
Contact Sully Pinos via email with questions.

Incentives

  • Businesses must attend all classes in their track to be eligible to apply for a YoCo Bloom micro-grant offered by YCEA.
  • Businesses that complete their track would be signed up with a mentor from Susquehanna SCORE.
  • Businesses that complete their track will be featured in YCEA marketing efforts for business development.
  • Businesses that complete their track would have an opportunity to attend a networking event hosted by YCEA.
    • Business After Hours
    • Women’s Business Center Organization (WBCO) Luncheon
    • Business Series presented by PNC Bank

Current Available Tracks

Track #1- The Alphabet Soup of Having a Business

This is for future and existing business owners with 2 years or less of operations
(think of as “Getting Started-Business 101”)

Week 1 – October 7: Welcome & Introduction to Partners/Presenters

Week 2 – October 14: First Steps to Start a Business

Week 3 – October 21: Establishing your Business-Where and how? Sole Prop vs LLC vs S Corp vs C Corp and more!

Week 4 – October 28: Accounting & Establishing a Business Bank Account and Why

Week 5 – November 4: Presenting your Business/Marketing/Funding

Week 6 – November 11: Wrap Up Session and Pitch Practice
This session will also allow the participants to ask any questions from the earlier presentations for additional reviews

This program is held in partnership with:

This program is sponsored by:

Gold Sponsor

RESOURCES

View our Small Business and Entrepreneur Resources.

RESOURCES

View our Small Business and Entrepreneur Resources.