New businesses are good for the economy and new small businesses are good for the cities they service. In an effort to promote the economy in East Chicago, IN and improve the quality of life for residents, the Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance is holding its free Entrepreneurial and Small Business Project education courses for East Chicago residents.
The courses began on Sept. 22 and will continue for eight weeks. Each Tuesday night, the class meets at Healthy East Chicago, Classrooms 1 and 2, and spends two and a half hours discussing topics such as how to start a business, financing, business plans and funding resources. Those who attend the class can choose from versions taught in English or Spanish.
Upon completion of all eight weeks of the course, students will receive NxLevel entrepreneurial certification.
Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance is a nonprofit organization with the mission of strengthening Northwest Indiana communities through homeownership, rehabilitation, business education and credit building opportunities, particularly for low-to-moderate income and minority residents.
The Alliance received funding for the Entrepreneurial and Small Business Project in the form of a grant from the Foundations of East Chicago, a nonprofit organization that works toward the betterment of East Chicago through education, health and the promotion of a safe and viable community. This grant helped to cover expenses for the project, so that it could remain free for East Chicago residents.
For more information on the Entrepreneurial and Small Business Project, visit www.nwireinvestmentalliance.org.