If you are a community based small business owner or home based entrepreneur, looking for free business assistance to help you achieve financial security through self-employment, this valuable information is for you. Dare to dream and live your divine purpose, partnering with people who are passionately prepared to assist. The Bronx Women’s Business Resource Center (BWBRC) is one of 114 Women's Business centers nationwide that assist new and aspiring women entrepreneurs and minority business owners through the provision of financial and technical assistance services. BWBRC, located at 2488 Grand Concourse, Suite 321, Bronx NY 10458, offers one-on-one counseling and a 60-hour Entrepreneurial Training Program in English and Spanish.
Funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP), the BWBRC is the small business assistance division of the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation (HPEDC). The BWBRC was founded in 2001 by Josephine Infante, CEO of HPEDC; Marcia Cameron is the BWBRC Director and George Acevedo is the EAP Coordinator.
One-on-One Counseling includes:
- Business start-up/expansion
- Access to financing
- Business-plan development
- Legal assistance
- Market research/strategies
- Import-export information and assistance
- Licensing and permit information
- Product pricing
- Procurement assistance
- Minority certification assistance
The EAP Training Program is conducted twice per year and includes classes/modules on:
- Program Overview
- Planning and Research
- Organizational Structure
- Daily Management
- Financial Module
- Marketing Module
The EAP program concludes with an awards ceremony, where participants are presented with a NYS certificate. Classes are held in the evening, twice per week, at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468. For more information, contact Marcia Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org and (718) 933-7479 or George Acevedo at email@example.com and (718) 933-7466.
Donations and volunteers are welcomed. Volunteers provide internship opportunities; Mentor entrepreneurs; Offer accounting or legal services; and Speak at a WBRC workshop about marketing, pricing, technology, or any business related issue.
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