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A Strategic Partnership to Help Women and Families in Memphis

By Sherita Goodman A Strategic Partner, A Step Ahead Foundation in Memphis, TN, who offers women of Memphis and Shelby County free long-acting reversible contraception in hopes of improving educational, economic, and health outcomes for women and their children, along with the help of Operation Hope Memphis, has secured a grant from the Community Foundation to begin F2, Family and Financial Planning. The two...

Big Business in the HOPE Inside Ebenezer Cyber Cafe

One of the strengths of our Cyber Cafe at HOPE Inside Ebenezer in Atlanta, is all of our resources available to budding entrepreneurs. We offer state-of-the-art computer programs, website building assistance, business plan consultations and even the occasional field trip outing. Our program is only as strong as the people we serve. If nobody takes advantage of all we have to offer, then what is the point?

Letter of Support – HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative & Entrepreneurial Training Program

A peaceful assembly has now shown itself. Largely, for one reason, a reaction from those who are of honorable leadership positions, specifically; Senator Fran Pavley, Senate District 27; Congressman Brad Sherman, 30th Congressional District of California; Chairman Jerome Horton, 3rd District California State Board of Equalization; Mitchell Englander, Twelfth Council District of Los Angeles, and the Mayor of Los Angeles: Eric Garcetti.

Success of the HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative (SBEI) and Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) in Northridge, CA

Here within the walls of an office in Northridge, California, there is a noticeable difference in ambitions from each community stakeholder, as their circumstances of finding a place to call home improve. The Northridge office is a public place, were people from all walks life can honestly ask questions of any length of time in private or in public and confess personal growth, as the administrative support team/family that is implementing the mission of Operation HOPE, more specifically, HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative (SBEI), can be seen.

HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition at Washington High School

With the assistance of Guidance Counselor Mrs. Deborah Sims, HOPE Fellow Heather Thompson and several HOPE Corp Volunteers, the Operation HOPE youth entrepreneurial initiative HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA) was a huge success at Booker T. Washington High School! These volunteers worked tirelessly, dedicating their time and energy to help students construct business pitches and to understand key business ownership principals.

Oakland 7th Graders Launch Bay Area Themed Hat Business

This October, Jamal White and Anthony Mata - 7th grade students at Westlake Middle School in Oakland, CA - launched their own Bay Area themed hat business, J&A Hats, after taking part in the Operation HOPE Business in a Box program at their school the prior year.

#GiveHOPE to Youth Entrepreneurs on #GivingTuesday

By Samantha Sineni December 2nd is #GivingTuesday, a time to celebrate the true holiday tradition of togetherness by giving back to those in need. In the spirit of National Entrepreneurship Month, Operation HOPE will participate this year with our goal of raising $5,000 for HOPE Small Business Grants, which will help winners of our HOPE Business in a Box Competitions launch their small businesses. Each winner...

HOPE Highlights Diverse Startup Communities at Denver Startup Week 2014

Since its inception in 2012, Denver Startup Week has allowed the startup community in Denver to gather, share ideas, network and learn. The 2014 event was no exception. Despite its young roots, this year’s weeklong event was able to garner the attendance of more than ten thousand people, thus doubling its attendance from last year and providing tangible proof of the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Denver.

HOPE Fellow Edward K. Minta: Entrepreneurship and Capitalism

Before delving further into how Entrepreneurship and Capitalism work alongside one another, each must be understood at its most basic level. “An entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit. An entrepreneur: Sees an opportunity; makes a plan; starts the business; manages the business; receives the profits.” – “…an economic...

Denver Startup Week Recognizes the Talent and the Support to Build Success 

The following is a personal account of a HOPE Business In A Box Academies (HBIABA) Young Entrepreneur in Denver, Colorado. Garrett Williams presented his business plan and grant request to the Denver staff in August. Thanks to Operation HOPE’s startup micro-grant, Garrett will now be able to increase his business capacity to fulfill his customers’ demands. In light of HOPE Denver’s participation in Denver Startup Week 2014, stories like Garrett’s highlight the importance of not only helping build the next generation of entrepreneurs, but also giving them the opportunity to gain exposure in the larger entrepreneurial community, regardless of their age or diversity of interest. Thank you, Garrett, for sharing your entrepreneurial journey with us.

Operation HOPE and the American Red Cross Team Up to Beat Disasters

The premier provider of financial literacy and empowerment programs for youth and adults and America’s leading financial dignity nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) and the American Red Cross (Red Cross) are teaming up to assist you, your family and your small business to prepare for personal, man-made, or natural disasters. HOPE, has  been at the forefront of Disaster Financial Recovery and Preparedness...

Former Operation HOPE Graduate crowd-funds her company Smooth

  It is my distinct honor to tell you about Danyelle Ja’net, one of the 2013 Entrepreneurial Training Program graduates. Danyelle is the owner of Smooth, a mobile business that provides personal grooming services that specializes in unisex full body waxing as well as lash and brow tinting. Danyelle is currently working with Kiva Zip, a company that has the mission of supporting entrepreneurs in the United...

Success Story: Danyelle Ja’net

It is my distinct honor to tell you about Danyelle Ja’net, one of the 2013 Entrepreneurial Training Program graduates. Danyelle is the owner of Smooth, a mobile business that provides personal grooming services that specializes in unisex full body waxing as well as lash and brow tinting.

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