Economic Community Partnership launches 10-week program for microbusinesses

The Economic Community Partnership is launching Accelerate Businesses in Communities (ABCs) to Grow, a business accelerator pilot program offered to microbusinesses in Miami-Dade County’s low-income.  The ECP has been awarded funding by the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust to design, implement and execute the educational program on business basics for up to two dozen business owners.

"The ABCs to Grow program will provide the basic business knowledge to better prepare our smaller businesses to grow, ultimately creating job opportunities for county residents and strengthening our local economy," said John Dixon, MDEAT executive director.

The Economic Community Partnership is a microenterprise network of public, private, and nonprofit agencies providing technical assistance for business start-up, business expansion and micro-lending to Miami-Dade microbusinesses at no cost or low cost. The 10-week ABCs to Grow program begins on Thursday and is hosted by the nonprofit Partners for Self-Employment. Through an application selection process, 23 microbusinesses were chosen to participate.

Nancy Dahlberg

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