The Empowerment Fund Greensboro is an innovative program that support unemployed and under employed entrepreneurs as they develop small ventures.
Guests experiencing homelessness at the IRC are invited to participate in this program. Participants will attend scheduled workshops that focus on entrepreneurship and developing a sound business model. Participants will work with a team of UNCG School of Business students to develop a name, logo, marketing materials and business plan for their venture. At the end of the program, participants present their plan to a small panel, and some will be awarded micro-loans to fund their project.
Successful previous projects have been a house cleaning business, a small lawn care business, two craft businesses, and more.
This program is based off the UNCG semester system. Watch the IRC calendar and Facebook Page for announcements when it starts (typically in February for the Spring semester and in October for Fall semester).
Questions regarding the program should be directed to Professor Channelle James at email@example.com