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I graduated high school and survived my first few years post-academia largely because of one quality, my competitive drive. A few select teachers forced maturity and good-naturedness out of me along the way but I was an aimless 17-year old with tons of energy.
by SARAH TODD, American Banker December 26,2013
Oakland entrepreneur Nai Saeturn has had plenty of success attracting customers to the video production and marketing company she founded in 2006, but she hasn’t always been adept at running the business side of the operation.
For a long time, Saeturn didn’t have a business checking account and never really paid herself – even though her company was...
By: Cynthia Harrison, Small Business Program Manager, HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC
A group of 17 small business graduates received their Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) certificates at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center DC on September 14th. The graduates participated in an intense twelve-week program that focused on business plans, marketing, and financing. Family and friends joined us to celebrate...
By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager, HOPE Financial Dignity Center NY
Twenty six aspiring entrepreneurs attended HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York‘s Small Business Workshop on July 9th.
Students worked with Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager, covered the essentials of starting a business including: determining proper business entity, writing a business plan, and accessing...
HOPE’s own Debra Collins, executive assistant to Division President Lance Triggs, stepped into HOPE CEO John Hope Bryant’s shoes for a moment on Sunday July 14th, to talk about her recently published memoir, Crossing Over Boundaries to a packed audience at the Glendale Central Library.
By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager
HOPE Financial Dignity Center New York’s Free Small Business Incubator takes place on the last Saturday of the month. Business owners can utilize office space, computers, wi-fi and faxing services, as well as receive technical assistance.
In this photo, Stephanie Penceal, the new Small Business Program Manager, meets with a business owner to discuss plans to...
Elegant in Black LLC, is a moderately priced ladies clothing site, which caters to women of most age and size ranges. It prides itself on providing clothing to suit the body frame and personality of the individual. Owned and operated by Mrs. Abigail G. Washington of New Orleans, Louisiana, Elegant In Black was established after the lost of a long-term career in public service. With a dream and vision, Elegant In Black didn’t happen over night. It took and still takes constant prayer and encouragement from family and friends to keep moving.
HOPE Center New York celebrated the 8th Commencement ceremony of the Entrepreneurial Training Program by graduating eighteen business owners.
A week before graduation, ETP Students worked on their final projects that marked the culmination of the 12-week Entrepreneur Training Program. Some students found themselves searching for more facts about their competition while others constructed ideas for a new business plan.
On Wednesday January 30th, 2013 Operation HOPE in New Orleans held its 6th Graduation Ceremony at the Blue Plate Artists Loft honoring six artists who completed the twelve week Entrepreneurial Program (ETP).
Starting a business in the current economy can seem like an unachievable dream. But Leroy Jackson has already shown that he can beat the odds. Now, with the help of Operation HOPE's Small Business Empowerment Program and the new Kiva Zip program, Leroy is turning his dreams into action and raising funds to start his own accounting and tax preparation business, The Jackson Group, LLC.
HOPE Financial Dignity Center New Orleans held a graduation ceremony for eight graduates of the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP).
The twelve ETP evening classes were in conjunction with the Jefferson Parish Library located on the West Bank in Gretna, Louisiana. The graduates worked on business plans for their entrepreneurial efforts over the twelve weeks.
Eight persons completed the twelve week program and a...
On Saturday, December 15, 2012, HOPE Financial Dignity Center D.C. (HOPE Center DC) held a celebratory graduation to individually recognize the Small Business Entrepreneurship Training Program Cohort 3 class of 2012.
Twenty-three newly trained small business entrepreneurs completed the training and developed their business plans.
Mr. Tyoka Jackson delivered the keynote address to the graduates. Mr. Jackson is a...