University Circle Inc. has launched a new program to grow existing small businesses. NextStep, a seven-month education and networking program, enables business owners to create an actionable three-year growth plan and to meet people who can help them achieve those goals.
The program is geared towards owners of businesses that meet the following criteria:
· The business is three years old or more
· Annual sales equal $250,000 or greater
· The business has more than one employee
· The business is located in either University Circle, Little Italy, Hough, Fairfax, Glenville, East Cleveland, Buckeye-Shaker-Larchmere or MidTown
We are accepting applications NOW! Class will start in late April and meet in the evenings, once every other week. If you do not meet the criteria but are pretty close, please consider applying or call 216-707-5040 to discuss further.
This first class will have no more than 15 business owners so if you are interested in applying, get your application in now! The fee is $1,200 but some scholarship opportunities will be available. The program will include in-class learning, as well as local networking, and is proven to increase revenues, provide easier access to capital, and generate new business relationships.
More information and the application can be found at: www.universitycircle.org/nextstep
~ Submitted by Laura Kleinman of University Circle Inc.