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Community Business Academy Info Session | FREE TO ATTEND

Sunshine Enterprises

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Come learn more about Sunshine Enterprises and the work we do. We find and recruit aspiring and new entrepreneurs in order to train and equip them for success. 

Through the Community Business Academy, we teach not only business principles such as finance, marketing, and accounting; we also work with marketplace coaches and trainers--experts in their fields--matching them with local entrepreneurs to develop sustainable growth strategies that lead to revenue and increased sales. 

Our goal is growing businesses in struggling communities to create better economic opportunity. Come find out how to apply.


More than Basic Business Training:

Sunshine Enterprises takes a comphresenive approach to helping business grow and become sustainable. We focus on entrepreneurs in low-income communities seeking to start or grow a business. All those accepted into the program receive a $3,000 grant to cover tuition costs. Our program offers the following:

  • Small Business Lab – a unique environment where you gain hands-on experience in running a business under real world conditions.
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with some of Chicago’s top business and industry leaders.
  • Small Business Support Team – a group of specialists that serve as volunteer staff, providing assistance with key business strategies, such as:

  • effective marketing

  • accounting and finance

  • legal issues 


 

FAQs

What is the Community Business Academy?

The Community Business Academy is a 12-week course offering hands-on training in 
business planning and business management. Entrepreneurs enjoy a personalized approach to buliding and growing their business. 
 
Do I have to currently be in business?
 
No, you do not. You do need to have a business idea that you are currently working on. We work both with startup businesses and those that are still in the idea phase.
 
How much does the program cost?
 
Those who meet eligibility requirements receive a $3,000 grant to cover tuition costs.

Is this a certified program?

Yes. Sunshine Enterprises is a certified provider of the Rising Tide Community Business Program. Rising Tide Capital, based in New Jersey, is an organization focused on transforming struggling communities through entreprneurship. They provide curriculum and training to organizations seeking to fulfill the mission of sustainable economic development. Both Sunshine Enterprises and Rising Tide are members of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity. More information can be found at www.microenterpriseworks.org.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Ethan Daly, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at ethan@sunshinegospel.org.

 

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When & Where


Sunshine Gospel Ministries
500 E 61st St
Chicago, IL 60637

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


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Sunshine Enterprises

Sunshine Enterprises provides neighborhood centered entrepreneurial training in Chicago’s communities. The in-depth technical assistance helps individuals forge a path to self-sufficiency through teaching fundamental business management skills and creating pathways to long-term growth.  Additionally, Sunshine partners with micro lending agencies and financial institutions to provide access to capital where needed.

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