The Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) provides an opportunity to entrepreneurs who may lack the social, economic, or educational wherewithal to establish a new business, but who have the motivation and creative drive to pursue success.
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CIC offers a 16-week entrepreneurship training workshop licensed from Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), a 46-year old program with a proven success rate teaching entrepreneurship across the education levels, backgrounds, and business levels. This class is just as powerful for those who have been in business 30 years as those who are starting with an idea.Classes are taught by local business leaders.
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CIC is an initiative FOR the community BY the community, and relies on the work of volunteers. Join us!
See Our Entrepreneurs
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Do you want to try delicious meals from a locally owned and operated Food Truck? Or see where you can buy homemade soap? Or hire a talented workers' owned cooperative to help design and plant an edible garden in your backyard? Come meet our entrepreneurs!
News & Events
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We are always busy creating marketplace opportunities for our entrepreneurs. Click through our calendar of events or browse news articles and press releases related to CIC!
CIC is a comprehensive model built on four pillars:
An established and proven business-education program
Start-up and ongoing microfinancing to qualified graduates
Extensive mentoring, peer discussions, and ongoing support