Entrepreneur Training for Low-Income Women-Women?s Initiative has developed a complementary suite of services designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurial women looking to start or expand their own businesses.?These four services have delivered high success rates for clients and include the following.

is an entrepreneurial readiness workshop where participants create a vision for their business, conduct a brief SWOT analysis, and complete a self-assessment of their personal readiness that helps them determine wheather they are ready to start their own business.

is a 22 to 25-week session business management training course.?The course covers topics and skills needed to create a solid business plan including market analysis and planning, break-even, cash flow and time management.?Every class integrates computers to help clients develop technology skills during the course.?Taught in both Spanish and English, women learn in a participatory environment that has been designed and refined for the specific needs of low-income women.

is a business propulsion program for Simple Steps graduates.?Ongoing technical and personal skills training, support and market opportunities are combined to launch Women?s Initiative entrepreneurs into success. Technical skills are sharpened through workshops, seminars, action groups, one-on-one coaching, and customized technical assistance.?Connect Events expose participants to networking, business professionals and industry leaders.?Participants also have opportunities to sell their wares, access new markets and potential customers, and engage with professional associations that can help their businesses grow.

are available to Women?s Initiative graduates in a variety of ways including micro loans, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and some grant opportunities.?Our relationship-based loans range from $500 to $30,000 and help clients start up and expand their businesses.

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