Start Up Businesses
ECDI is where small business dreams become reality.
From idea, to business plan, to launch and beyond, ECDI is a single-stop resource for budding entrepreneurs. We've had the pleasure of helping hundreds of small businesses get started on the right foot.
For start-up entrepreneurs in any industry, here are just a few of the offerings available to support at various stages in the new business process:
I've got a great business idea
You've come to the right place to get started with:
Business plan development assistance
I've got a plan
(now what do I do?)
Start your business on the right foot with:
Business plan vetting and review.
Assistance with financial projections
Financial literacy training and loan advising
I'm vetted, primed and ready to launch
Let's knock down any barriers in your way with:
Co-working space with meeting rooms
I'm experienced, and planning a new gig
Even entrepreneurs with a proven track record can use support sometimes:
Succession planning resources
Whatever phase you're in, you don't have to go it alone!
Even if a small business loan is not in your plans right now, it's a great time to fill out a loan inquiry form and gain access to all the resources we offer:
> Our Women's Business Centers provide a wealth of education and resources that are especially valuable for start-ups and new business owners.
> Hundreds of food-focused businesses have gotten their start at ECDI Food Fort, an innovation and incubation center for restaurants and other epicurean enterprises.
> Minority Contractor Resource Center is a program that was developed to help African American and other minority construction industry contractors fast track their growth.