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 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 experienced, and planning a new gig
Even entrepreneurs with a proven track record can use support sometimes:
Access to loan capital
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.
> Capital for Construction is a program that was developed to help African American and other minority construction industry contractors fast track their growth.