The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance (WBC) for little to no cost assists individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses by providing one-on-one technical business assistance and quality business and financial capability education.
Cornerstone Alliance complements the work of its WBC by offering direct business lending assistance in the form of SBA microloans that range from $500 to $50,000.
Services are open to anyone but, our focus is on women, people of color, veterans, and people of lower wealth – those most likely to face barriers in accessing business financing and support.
The WBC is accepting proposals for instructors and programming ideas. If you are interested in working with us to help impact the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties click on the link to learn more.
Learn, Know, Grow: Intro. to Small Business Services
This free class introduces participants to the many programs and services that the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance offers to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business. The Small Business Orientation is a prerequisite for all other WBC at Cornerstone Alliance services and classes. In order to receive business counseling or other services from the WBC and Microloan programs it is required that you have attended this course.
The following Topics will be discussed:
- WBC Resources and Programs
- Intro. to the Lean Canvas Business Plan model
- Access to Capital Through SBA Microloans & other funding sources
- Upcoming Events