On Thursday, THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE introduced a brand new 8-week on-line coaching program designed to assist micro-enterprises broaden their on-line presence. /PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

PROVIDENCE – Town is teaming up with native enterprise companies teams and a nationwide webhosting firm to assist its smallest companies begin or broaden their on-line presence.

The Empower Windfall Microenterprise Accelerator, unveiled by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday, will assist practice as much as 120 microenterprises in an eight-week on-line program. The $150,000 program, funded by a portion of {dollars} allotted to the town beneath the American Plan of Rescue Act, contains partnerships with three enterprise service organizations chosen by means of a aggressive bidding course of to recruit and administer this system: The Black Enterprise Affiliation Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Social Enterprise Greenhouse.

The coaching, a sequence of 10 classes on tips on how to begin a web based enterprise and advertising and marketing, was developed in partnership with Empower by GoDaddy, the philanthropic and entrepreneurial arm of the nationwide webhosting firm.

“Micro-enterprises are the spine of our neighborhoods—our kindergartens, wine cellars, meals vans, and plenty of different industries and companies that our each day lives depend upon,” Elorza mentioned in a press release. “Microenterprises face specific challenges as a consequence of their small measurement and infrequently restricted sources. We’re excited to associate with GoDaddy and these nice group organizations to convey new sources and expertise to the smallest companies in our group.”

This system is anticipated to start out in October. Eligible micro-enterprises, outlined as enterprises with 5 or fewer workers or particular person entrepreneurs. By collaborating, you possibly can contact any of three native enterprise service teams: The RI Black Enterprise Affiliation may be contacted at 401-383-1179 or electronic mail: [email protected]; RI. The Latin American Chamber of Commerce may be contacted at 401-400-1340 or electronic mail: [email protected]; Social Enterprise Greenhouse may be contacted at 401-272-2558 or electronic mail: [email protected].

Nancy Lavin is a employees author for PBN. You possibly can contact her at [email protected]

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