Entrepreneurship and Microbusiness Development
CommunityEnterprise offers accessible and affordable "first step" entrepreneurship training, consulting and other support, empowering people in low-wealth and underserved communities to start and grow profitable small businesses sustainably connected to a local, living economy.
Edmonds Community College has partnered with Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship to bring CommunityEnterprise to the college campus.
First Step Program
Have an idea for a micro/small business?
First Step provides students with a quick, reality-based process for determining the ability of self-employment or business ownership.
Students who complete the course will receive one-on-one technical assistance toward achieving their goals.
To participate, fill out the online application form. An instructor will contact you with more information.
Fall Quarter 2017 - First Step Workshops Schedule:
10 a.m.-12 p.m., Maltby 108
- September 13, 20, and 27
- October 11, 18, and 25
- November 8,15, and 22
- December 6, 13, and 20
Programs and Services
Business Advising – One-on-one business consulting. Assistance includes writing a business plan, loan packaging, finding customers and managing business operations.
Ice House On-Ramp - Immersed in the entrepreneurial mindset, participants awaken their "inner entrepreneur" to explore self-employment and business ownership as a meaningful path to livelihoods and community wealth building.
First Step – A "reality check" designed to help participants assess readiness and the feasibility of a business idea and get to a quick "go or no go" decision.
Drill Downs - Stand alone workshops that focus on the fundamentals of business management, marketing,
finance and industry specific topics.
Simple Startup - Develop a business model using a "lean startup" approach.
Mentorship - Using MicroMentor.org, clients connect to mentors for general business support and subject matter expertise.
Contact an advisor, for a complete list of courses and services.