RECOVERY PROGRAMS

As we move into recovery, more programs are launching to support businesses. They are listed below and will continue to grow over the fall and winter period.

Enterprise Center

Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program

This program is designed to meet businesses where they are, and provide individual Solutions and peer support to address the economic needs a small businesses that have been made vulnerable as a result of COVID-19. The Program offers four service components: 20 hours of self-selected, personalized Consulting Services, participation in a peer advisory CEO group, direct technical assistance on stabilizing a business and getting a capital ready, and state certification as an SDO business.

Industry

Size

All

Any

Needs

Improve business operations

Program Delivery

Customized Services

One-on-One

Contact

Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

Beauty and Personal Services Industry focused program

This offering is being catered to a specific entrepreneur profile: hair salons and barber shops as well as hairstylists, barbers who did not qualify for a PPP loan and need a growth plan and operations support to get their businesses back on track in COVID-19. Additional reopening and general business trainings will be delivered to this sector by Janin Duran Consulting; complementing this cohort work.

Industry

Size

Salons

Barbers

Any

Needs

Stabilize business for future growth

Program Delivery

Cohort

One-on-One TA series

Contact

tyoung@tlecfue.org
(​617) 763-4958

Janin Duran

Consulting Group

Janin Duran Consulting Group works directly with corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that want to connect, serve and support the Spanish-speaking business community by providing culturally adapted and result-oriented solutions. The y specifically offer Cultural Adaptation of English Language Programs to Serve Spanish-speaking community. She will analyze client current curriculum/materials, Identify elements requiring adaptation, adaptation and translation of curriculum/materials. Offering Content Creation and Implementation of Targeted Business Workshops, Communication / Marketing Strategy, Grassroots Outreach / Targeted Outreach, Website Analysis (including social media).

Industry

Size

Businesses

Non-profits

Government

Any

Needs

Support the Spanish-speaking business community

Program Delivery

One-on-One

Contact

EforAll & EparaTodos

Start-Up & Small Business Accelerator

At EforAll we turn dreams into businesses. We offer public events, workshops, mentorship, and a free business accelerator program offered twice a year in English and Spanish. This program offers a unique combination of immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start, pivot, or grow a business or nonprofit is encouraged to apply.  EforAll and EparaTodos programs are open to all and intentionally serve under-represented and under-connected entrepreneurs.

Industry

Size

All

Small

Start-Up

Needs

Build

Stabilize

Program Delivery

Cohort

Contact

Eng: lianna@eforall.org
Esp: andres@eparatodos.org
​(833) 336-7255

Mill Cities Community Investments (MCCI)

Small Business Reopening and Resilience Training Program

Provide virtual classroom and 1:1 Business Technical Assistance and capacity building to assist businesses with reopening, accounting stability, and connections to grants and capital.

Industry

Size

All

Small

Medium

Needs

Technical Assist.

Capacity Building

Reopening

Stabilize

Funding

Program Delivery

Virtual Workshops

One-on-One

Loans

Contact

aaron.lackman@mccinvest.org
​(978) 258-2772

Surfside Capital Advisors & Amplify Latinx

Business Recovery & Capital Readiness Program

This Program will serve 10 Latinx main streets businesses, such as restaurants, retailers, bodegas, barber shops and salons that have between $100,000 - $500,000 in annual revenues and need support with pivoting and digital transformation to sustain the business.

Industry

Size

Food

Retail

Bodegas

Barbers

Salons

$100k-500k in annual revenue

Needs

Strategic Planning

Program Delivery

Cohort

Contact

Foundation for Business Equity

Business Equity Initiative (BEI)

Our flagship program—the Business Equity Initiative—(BEI) provides Black- or Latinx-owned matching businesses with highly qualified Strategic Advisors who spend 6-9 months developing and helping to implement strategic plans.

Industry

Size

All

<$250k in revenue

Needs

Access to capital

Strategic Planning

Program Delivery

Customized Programming

One-on-One with Strategic Advisors

Contact

Rethink Restaurants

One-on-One Consulting Services

This program is meant for those restaurants who are in immediate danger of closing. With these clients, we will work closely with ownership and management to create a 13-week cash flow using RTR tools. Based on that document, we can assess how much runway a given business has left and create systems/plans to extend that runway. Clients involved in 1:1 consulting will receive one-hour weekly meetings, RTR tools (ie cash flow and menu costing) and e-mail/text/call assistance throughout. 

Industry

Size

Food

Any

Needs

Immediate, Intensive Business Assistance

Program Delivery

One-on-One

Contact

Rethink Restaurants

Cohort Workshop Series

The series can be thought of as a mini, restaurant-specific MBA. We cover nearly every aspect of running a restaurant (COGS control, Labor management, "financials as a management tool", Vendor negotiations, etc) and give participants the tools to implement industry best practices into their own businesses. The program also serves as an opportunity for collaboration and conversation between owners - the value of which cannot be overstated. Participants are required to commit to twelve workshops, held weekly, over the next several months. The workshop series start date is TBD, but we are targeting mid-November. The specific date depends on enrollment.

Industry

Size

Food

Any

Needs

Business Development (immediately actionable)

Program Delivery

One-on-One

Contact

 
Who to Talk To in Your Community
Esther Encarnacion
Andrew Shapiro
Ann Ormond

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