In 2018, our focus is to help more entrepreneurs through innovative and collaborative relationships with key influencers, i.e., churches, chambers, business organizations/associations, etc. through the Small Business Certification & Funding Program (SBCFP) that addresses two significant needs:
ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE
As a member of the Money Smart for Small Business Initiative, founded by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) and promoted by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), BCLI offers two primary types of education that is included in the SBCFP:
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
All participants in the SBCFP are eligible to enroll in BCLI's business credit building program to access a minimum of $100,000 of business credit and funding to start or grow a business. Click here for more information on business credit building.
NEW REVENUE STREAM TO YOUR ORGANIZATION
Our grant-funded program provides two direct revenue streams for your organization as the "host" of the SBCFP.
With a typical audience of fifty (50) attendees, your organization can anticipate earning over $3,000 up front and an additional $50,000 by hosting each one day SBCFP class all while helping your membership/congregation and community members seeking assistance in starting or growing a business.
KEY REASONS WHY YOUR ORGANIZATION SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER COLLABORATING
This proposed collaborative relationship is a powerful economic development tool for your community resulting in the injection of millions of dollars into small businesses, the creation of jobs, the expansion of the local tax base, and overall community stabilization.
REQUEST A PROPOSAL
To obtain a no-cost, no-obligation proposal, please provide the information requested below.