Join me in investing in the entrepreneurial women of New York to Create Jobs, Businesses and Economic Growth
Join the Liz Hamburg's Team to sponsor Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment’s first classes in New York. I am the NY chair of Women's Initiative for Self Employment, a nationally recognized non-profit headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area that provides high-potential, lower-income women with the training, resources and on-going support to start and grow their own business. The business management training, technical assistance, and financial services provided — in English and Spanish — improve the quality of life for the women, their families and our communities.
Specifically, we help women achieve economic self sufficiency, create jobs for themselves and others, and build vibrant business communities in the neighborhoods where they live. Women’s Initiative’s proven track record of over 20 years in the field of microenterprise development will allow us to meet the needs of women and communities in the New York City metropolitan area.
Women’s Initiative’s Simple Steps classes, an 11-week business training program that helps move women from poverty into business ownership and economic independence are starting this Fall. Your gift can help.$36,000 provides funding for 18 women to attend classes twice a week for 11 weeks.
180 New York women have already taken their first steps towards starting a business by attending Women’s Initiative’s My Business Action Plan workshops, and are ready to enroll in Simple Steps.
By sponsoring a Simple Steps 11-week business course you will be supporting results like these:
• 70% of graduates are still in business 5 years later with consistent sales.
• 12 thriving businesses come out of each class.
• On average, 34 jobs will be created per class
• One class will generate $1,000,000 for the local economy in 18 months.
During the 11-week training course, clients learn how to analyze competition, price their product or service, keep accurate financial records and promote their business, as well as how to overcome some of the obstacles and challenges they face. Throughout the course, they are writing the business plan for their own business.
Here are examples of some of the businesses that women who attended our My Business Action Plan workshops are ready to start:
Plus size fashion, Baked Breads, Home energy auditing, Childcare Coop, Makeup match, Property Management, Haitian specialties, Chocolates Treats, Yarn/Knitwear, Parenting Coop, Jewelry Shop, Graphic design, and more!
You can help these women start their businesses this year with your gift. Let’s speed the economic recovery in New York City and seed the future of our neighborhoods with women’s small businesses.
Check out the website: http://www.womensinitiative.org/expansion/wi_new_york.html