LIMA — The Startup Lab will hold a nine-week small business accelerator course in October to assist aspiring entrepreneurs with their business plans and financing.
The business support program, a partnership between the West Ohio Community Action Partnership and the Urban Impact Community Development Corporation, was founded in 2018 to work with individuals from underserved communities who would like to open their own business.
Participants spend three hours each week for nine weeks working with the Startup Lab on business plans, communication skills, financial literacy and opportunities, networking and other skills.
Thirty-five individuals participated in the first nine-week course last year, according to the Startup Lab.
Scholarships are available for individuals who earn less than $25,000 as well as Lima residents, veterans and the recently incarcerated. Contact Jermaine Harper at email@example.com or 419-515-5644 to request an application.