Kickstart Your Business

Is your idea innovative and new? Consider “Taking the Leap”.

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Participants will learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running the finances of a business, and marketing a business. You’ll work with mentors and peers in fun breakout activities designed to help strengthen your business ideas and prepare you for success!


Opportunities near you and virtually statewide.

“Over the course of four weeks, I tackled everything, from refining our value proposition to developing a comprehensive business plan. Lindsey’s hands-on approach, which included breakout rooms, guest speakers, and other engaging activities, allowed me to learn more than I could have ever thought possible.”

– Joseph Ayinde

Taking The Leap Cohorts

Starting a business without any guidance can be daunting. Why leap without having the tools to soar? Have an idea for a product or service but don’t know where to start?

Our free Taking the Leap cohorts are your first step! These interactive sessions will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals, share your ideas and learn from one another. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions and receive personalized advice from our instructors and guest mentors.

Entrepreneurs can expect to add the following items to their toolbox:

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