Getting Started

If you are in the initial stages of starting a business - exploring a idea or getting ready to launch your venture - we can help you down the road towards greater business success.

Our New Venture Program provides comprehensive support to help new entrepreneurs start their businesses with ease. We provide workshops, one-on-one counseling sessions,  networking events and courses that will simplify and guide you through the business start up process.

Follow these steps and  get started today...


Attend a New Idea to New Venture workshop to learn more about how we can help you to start your business.

Our  New Venture workshop will help you understand how to turn your idea into a profitable businesses by helping you to create a strategy to start your business.

At the New Idea to New Venture Workshop you will:

  • Explore and clarify your business idea and receive feedback from Business Counselors about your idea.
  • Learn about general legal requirements such as licenses, permits and tax requirements to start a business.
  • Learn more about what resources are available to help you to start your business
  • Make connection with other aspiring entrepreneurs and expand your network.

Visit our Events Calendar to sign up for this free workshop.


Meet with a business counselor and build a strong foundation for your business. We provide customized sessions that help you to complete necessary steps to starting  your business as well as to bridge the gap between theory and actual business implementation.

A Business Counselor can help you to:

  • Assess the feasibility of a business idea
  • Choose a business name
  • Register your business
  • Determine licenses and permits
  • Develop a business plan
  • Access capital and financing
  • Create marketing materials
  • Set up a corporate kit
  • and more...

Counseling a available at no charge. Sessions are available in English and Spanish.

To schedule an appointment with a business counselor, please click here.


Attend workshops and special events to further your understanding of business and to expand your network.

We provide innovative and interactive workshops on many business topics through our Business Blueprint Series. These workshops are taught by experts in the field and are designed to help you to take your business to the next level through accessible and hand-on workshops that help you to expand your business management skills.

Also, attend our Power Networking Breakfast and Mixers events to build a strong network of like-minded entrepreneurs, possible investors and potential partners.

Visit our Events Calendar to find out more at to register for our upcoming events.

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