• SHOP LOCAL.

    SHOP SMALL.

    #ShopRTC.

    #ShopRTC two ways: Online and in-Person!

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  • RISE TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITY

    On November 2, we held our annual celebration of community and entrepreneurship!

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  • CONGRATULATIONS

    To the winners of The Start Something Challenge!

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  • MEET SOME OF OUR RISING TIDE ENTREPRENEURS

    Learn about the businesses they started and how their entrepreneurial journeys transformed their lives.

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  • EVERY 3 DAYS A RISING TIDE ENTREPRENEUR OPENS A NEW BUSINESS

    We’re transforming lives and communities through entrepreneurship.

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LATEST BLOG POST

  • Simeko Watkins-Hartley (Dennis N Simeko Hartley) believes that by teaching African American women to fully embrace themselves, she is empowering them with the tools and information they need to live their best lives. Whether she is leading workshops or presentations on caring for natural hair or simply chatting with the customers in her chair, Simeko is–at her core–an educator. So when she learned that her client in this video has three daughters,

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  • “I believe that when we break through barriers, we all have a responsibility to reach back and pull more people through,” she said. “The breakthrough is not just for us. I wanted to tell my story, a story that I know a lot of people that come from nothing can probably relate to. I wanted to talk about the pitfalls, shortcomings and struggles I had to endure in order to pursue my dream.”

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  • When we filmed this video with Rising Tide Entrepreneur and Community Business Academy (CBA) instructor, La Shonda Tyree, she was teaching two Central Jersey moms with autistic sons how to start a soap and candle making business. The mothers wanted to make sure that their sons would have a place to work when they graduate from high school. Whether she is selling her products to retail stores throughout New Jersey, hosting Sip and

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NEXT EVENT

  • December 20 | Community Business Academy Info Session (Essex County) | DO YOU...
    have a passion to start your own business?
    have a strong business idea?
    consider yourself an entrepreneur?
    ARE YOU...
    already in business and would like to make your business stronger?
    If you answered YES to any of these questions, let us show you how to start and grow a successful business at our upcoming information session.

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  • January 15 | Community Business Academy Info Session (Hudson County) | DO YOU...
    have a passion to start your own business?
    have a strong business idea?
    consider yourself an entrepreneur?
    ARE YOU...
    already in business and would like to make your business stronger?
    If you answered YES to any of these questions, let us show you how to start and grow a successful business at our upcoming information session.

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  • 16 de Enero | Orientacion Para la Academia Comunitaria de Negocios (Condado De Essex) | ¿Tiene usted?
    una pasión por comenzar su propio negocio?
    una idea solida de negocio?
    la convicción de ser un empresario?
    un negocio ya establecido y le gustaría que sea más exitoso?
    ¡Si usted contestó SÍ a alguna de estas preguntas, vamos a mostrarle cómo lanzar y crecer un negocio exitoso!

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