SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD,
I KNEW THAT I WOULD ONE DAY
WORK FOR MYSELF.

Kenneth Pickett
Think Forward Innovations, LLC
CBA Grad Fall 2014

Programs

We exist to help entrepreneurs like you start or grow your business by providing the highest quality business management, planning and support services. We are committed to empowering you to expand your economic opportunity through business ownership, because we believe that when you are successful, you create opportunities for your family and community.

Community Business Academy

If you are looking for a longer-term commitment to learning how to manage your business, The Community Business Academy (CBA) might be your best option. In this intensive 12-week course in basic small business management and planning, you’ll gain hands-on familiarity with the fundamental concepts, tools, and skills needed to plan and run a successful business.

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The CBA helps aspiring entrepreneurs flush out their ideas, with step-by-step homework assignments that help combine your many business ideas into a cohesive action plan. Everyone was always genuinely excited for one another, without any sense of competition. It felt like what the class is called: a COMMUNITY. A community of like-minded individuals coming together to uplift one another.

MYANI LAWSON OWNER, BERGEN LAFAYETTE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
CBA GRAD SPRING 2014
Business Acceleration Services

If you’re looking for a short-term, more immediate level of service, our Business Acceleration Services (BAS) might be your best bet. This wrap-around suite of services offers programs designed to truly accelerate your business growth. From free six-month residencies at local business incubators, to pro bono legal assistance, to the Help Desk—our network of vetted, small business professionals who offer services like accounting or marketing at below-market costs—we want to make it simple and affordable for entrepreneurs like you to sustainably grow your business. Whether you are in the conception and planning phase, in start-up mode or are ready to expand, the BAS connects you to the right resources to make meaningful progress towards your goals.

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Rising Tide Capital played a big role in helping me to get my business started. The provided me with resources and looked over the lease for my space. They helped me to set up my crowd funding campaign and supported me through the entire process. They also put me in contact with other RTC graduates that I was able to network with. All this support has really encouraged me to keep going on days when I felt like giving up.

TANIECE CHAVERS SHEAR BLISS HAIR SALON AND SPA
CBA GRAD FALL 2008
Credit to Capital

Do you need money to grow your business? Do you need help to improve your credit? Do you feel overwhelmed by the various business financing options out in the marketplace? Whether you are in start-up mode or looking to expand, use Credit to Capital to help you navigate the often complex world of business financing to find the source of funding that best suits your needs.

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In 2015, Rising Tide Capital helped me raise $13,000 in business financing for my urban clothing company. We were able to invest in inventory, manage some overhead costs like printing, and attract some new designers to get ready for our Spring line. I also used some of the money to create the entertainment arm of my business that manages events like our fashion shows, and keeps my growing clientele engaged around my brand.

CHRISTIAN KEBBIE O1FREE
CBA GRAD SPRING 2014

WE CAN HELP YOU START OR GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Fill out our program inquiry form, and someone from our Programs Team will contact you to discuss how we can best help you. Take this first, best step towards realizing your dream business!

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THE FINE PRINT:

1. You must be 18 years or older.

2. NOTE: If you can travel to our service area in Northern New Jersey we can help you! If not, you can find other programs like RTC in your community by visiting the national Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO): http://www.microenterpriseworks.org/