The Columbia University-Harlem Small Business Development Center (SBDC) announces the application period for the next cohort of the Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP). CCBP is a free executive education program offered at Columbia Business School to growing local businesses with annual revenue ranging from $150,000 to $5,000,000.
In January 2015, twenty businesses will begin CCBP as the fourth cohort of the two year program after completing a rigorous selection process. The new cohort will be the first group to receive instruction using the Streetwise MBA curriculum, a national education model which has been used to grow local small businesses, increase jobs and transform communities around the country. Streetwise MBA program graduates reported an average increase of $700,000 in annual revenue, $2,000,000 in government contracts and $300,000 in new financing after completing the program in 2012.
Columbia Business School faculty, business owners and specialists will continue to teach whenever applicable. During the first year of the program, CCBP participants will develop a strategic growth plan which will then be supportively implemented during the second year. Mentoring and counseling support will continue to be offered to participants by the SBDC after the two year program is completed.
On October 28th at 10am, there will be an informational meeting at Columbia Business School for business owners interested in applying. The meeting will be held in room 140, Uris Hall (3022 Broadway).
Applications for the program are due by November 17 at noon and are available for download at our webpage.
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