By Stephanie Penceal, Small Business Program Manager 


On March 5, 2014, Operation HOPE New York had its first Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) class at HOPE Inside at Popular Community Bank Harlem. It was the first of many classes that will be held at the new HOPE Inside location. ETP graduates, El Ruby Thomas of Gotcha Techs-Harlem, George Williams Jr. of Open Choice IT Service and Cornell Green of CommunIT Solutions gave a presentation about how to evaluate if an entrepreneur is ready to start a business.

ETP Class 10_Day 1 Introductions

This was the 10th class for the Entrepreneurial Training Program to take place in New York, and some of the business students startup ideas include: real estate financing, organic food products and art consulting.

HOPE Inside at Popular Community Bank Harlem is happy to support the 22 ETP participants as they embark on their future business ventures.

ETP Class 10_El Ruby Thomas_group