Our Entrepreneurial Assistance Program is designed to assist anyone who owns a business or dreams of owning one. We specialize in helping minorities, women, low-income individuals and veterans in all areas of business training, from technical assistance to formal training in the classroom, how to develop business plans, apply for loans and grants, in-depth counseling and mentoring, the state certification process and accessing capital.
This program is now offered in Rochester for the first time in addition to our current programs in Buffalo and Waverly. Ibero is one of thirty-nine community based organizations in the country to receive a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (Prime).
Our success stories include the successful marketing and sales increase of a new invention, Space Saver Tomato Cage, LLC; and the successful creation of a business plan and more than $1.5 million in sales for US Traffic Control Inc.
Our new program coincides with another new program on our new radio station Poder 97.1 FM. Latino Entrepreneurs (Emprendedores Latinos), is hosted by Mauricio Riveros from The Pike Company every Saturday from 9-10 a.m. The show highlights local Latino business experts who share their expertise and offer discussions and analysis on the current state of the economy and other important topics.
Please contact Carolina Abarca by email at Carolina.Abarca@iaal.org or by telephone at 256-8900 ext. 644 to learn more about this program and opportunities to serve as a guest speaker.