Business Support and More
Entrepreneurs often have
enthusiasm, great ideas, and a will to succeed.
However, they are also required to know so much about essential business
strategies, building a brand, hiring staff, establishing office space and other
random topics that can become overwhelming and expensive. The BIC program offerings are designed to
assist business clients who are starting to move forward with their business
with such issues.
The BIC recognizes that
economic development and job creation is fostered through a healthy
ecosystem. The collaborative efforts of
combining a non-profit business development organization with established
colleges, community and business leaders, economic development partners and
others will benefit participating entrepreneurs. The BIC’s board, advisers, and staff members
can provide insightful advice and information on a broad spectrum of business
issues, from marketing to business expansion.
Business clients at all
levels can benefit from our support services, workshops and events that involve the BIC’s creative network.
Understanding what services are available can be tricky. Sometimes the next step is a connection to one of the many
in the area. Other times, the best course of action is a discovery session with one of the BIC consultants. Every visitor will leave the BIC with a better understanding of the available options.
Help is available. The BIC will provide the best next step.
Business Innovation Center Levels of Membership
Associate level ($75 per month): includes one-on-one consultation twice a month with experienced entrepreneurs. Areas of consultation may include: business plan development, business pitch coaching and preparation; access to learning sessions**, and networking opportunities.
Virtual level ($100 per month): includes one-on-one consultation once a week with experienced entrepreneurs. Areas of consultation may include: business plan development, business pitch coaching and preparation; access to learning sessions**, and networking opportunities. Clients will also have limited access to shared office space and equipment in our incubation center.
**Learning session topics may include: Business development/growth, business and strategic planning, legal counsel, accounting and tax resources, human resources, government contracting, marketing and PR, financing, grant preparation, insurance and risk management.