Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue,but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business,owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured, and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue,but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business, owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured, and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue,but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business,owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured,and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue,but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business,owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured, and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue,but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business,owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured,and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

ETP Participant Dee Caswell, leading one of her company’s spinning classes

Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue, but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business, owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured, and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

ETP Participant Dee Caswell, leading one of her company’s spinning classes

Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue,but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business, owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured, and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

ETP Participant Dee Caswell, leading one of her company’s spinning classes

ETP Participant Dee Caswell, leading one of her company’s spinning classes

ETP Participant Dee Caswell, leading one of her company’s spinning classes

Entrepreneurship Training Program

Bethel’s Entrepreneurship Training Program is for serious entrepreneurs who have already identified the area of business they want to pursue,but need expert guidance to minimize risk and maximize success. This program is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to start a new business,owners of informally run businesses who want to become licensed and legally structured, and owners of existing businesses less than five years old that want to expand or standardize their business operations.

Entrepreneurs selected for this highly competitive program participate in 14 weeks of classes on business plans, marketing, financing, accounting, risk management, legal issues, and more, followed by a year of personal mentoring from a business leader. Qualified participants are also eligible for loans up to $10,000 for a start-up business and $25,000 for an existing business from The Private Bank.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bethel New Life operates the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP), at no charge, to provide training and support to individuals who live in and start their businesses in designated communities primarily on the West Side of the City of Chicago. The program selects individuals who demonstrate the capacity to become entrepreneurs of new businesses, and also existing entrepreneurs less than five years old trying to expand their business. Participants are selected based on their potential to start or expand their business as a means to grow their income, increase personal wealth, reinvest in their business for growth, and create jobs within their communities.

During their involvement in the ETP, participants are encouraged to launch or grow their businesses in industries with minimal financial barriers to entry or expansion, but potential for high growth. Service industries are often pursued by many entrepreneurs as there is a relative ease of entry and often less capital needed, and there is often a high demand for these services in both the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. In addition, special attention will be given to businesses that are manufacturing oriented or supply-chain businesses. Other business tracks that indicate a large probability of success will also be considered.

For more informations on ETP, exceptations, criteria and how to apply; please click the following link: ETP Expectations, Criteria, and Application

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #3

ETP Participant Dee Caswell, leading one of her company’s spinning classes
Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #2

ETP Graduate Felicia Gills, Owner, Lifestream Transportation
Entrepreneurship Training Program: Cohort #1

ETP Cohort #1 at program commencement.

Entrepreneurship Training Program Update: Cohort 3


ETP Participant Dee Caswell, leading one of her company’s spinning classes

Program Participants

NAME BUSINESS AREA NAME BUSINESS AREA
1. Jacqueline Agnew-Jackson Mini Massage Spa 15. Marshia Miller Montesorri Pre-School
2. Tiffany Anfield CPR Certification 16. Wendy Mosley Cosmetic Line
3. Reginald Bradley Mobile Barber Shop 17. Andrea Pearson Wedding Planning
4. Karen Castleberry Licensed Home Day Care 18. LaDonna Ragsdale Pet Stylist
5. Danielle Caswell Fitness Spinning Studio 19. Kimberly Rickmon After-School Care
6. Diana Cole Transcription Services 20. Twjuana Robinson Home Decor
7. Marlene Collins Mobile Signing Agency 21. Aqueelah Shabazz Women’s Boutique
8. Lee Ann Eiland Fashion & Event Styling 22. Eric Shuttlesworth Property Rehab
9. Tanya Harris Service Photography 23. Martasz Smith Home Security
10. Kimberly Holyfield Mobile Food Truck 24. Tricia Turner Spiritual Coaching
11. Dandria Johnson Dance/Physical Fitness 25. Maxine Vaughan Accounting & Taxes
12. Jean King Beauty Salon 26. Dedrick Wilborn Retail Sales
13. Monalisa McKinney Info Technology 27. Charlette Wortham Beauty Services
14. David Miller Hospitality Staffing