Small Business Opportunities
Which opportunity is right
There are several types of opportunities available for small business owners. Each type has specific characteristics that are important to understand.
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Accelerators & Incubators
Accelerators and Incubators are programs that give businesses access to mentorship, investors and other support that help them become stable, self-sufficient and scaleable.
As a small business owner, there is always something more to learn. Learning opportunities like workshops, seminars, and trainings teach business skills you can use to grow your business.
Capacity Building and Technical Assistance opportunities build operational capacity with support in areas like marketing, web development, accounting, point of sales and more.
Local vendor opportunities are a great way to get out in the community and get your business name out there. Opportunties might include pop-up shops, festivals, fairs and concerts.
Contests & Competitions
During business contests and competitions, entrepreneurs present their business concepts to a panel of judges for a chance to win a cash prize or investment capital.
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Verizon Small Business Digital Ready
Verizon is fulfilling the promise of the digital future with access to tech, tools and free skills training. Use Verizon's digital training to help with any business challenge, from funding to financial management to social media marketing. All at no cost. Workshop with experts to get real-world advice on your specific goals. Plus, attend live events for direct access to industry leaders. Join a network of entrepreneurs to share experiences, get support and address issues faced by companies just like yours.
Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Cohort 29
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, capital, and business support services. To date, more than 12,800 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Through the program, you will gain practical skills across topics such as financial statements negotiation, marketing, and employee management, and gain the tools to develop a customized business plan for growth—for free.
- At least 2 years in business
- Hired at least 2 full-time employees (or equivalent)
- Minimum annual gross revenue of $75,000
To get the most out of the 10,000 Small Businesses program, business owners are asked to invest their time to engage in the following:
- Attend a program orientation
- Complete 11 convenient learning sessions
- Participate in out-of-class activities, including completing assignments, attending networking events and business support clinics (approx. 8 – 10 hours per week)
- Create a business growth plan over the course of the program