Beginning the week of February 26th, WIBO will launch their 52nd year of workshops teaching new and existing entrepreneurs how to build profitable, successful businesses.
Starting or growing a business is something that many people struggle with and this entrepreneurial workshop helps individuals overcome various obstacles as well as guide them to a successful path in starting or growing a business.
Workshop in Business Opportunities, also referred to as WIBO, was started in 1966 by Walter Geier and Mal Woolfolk to enable small business owners and budding entrepreneurs from underserved communities to obtain financial success by starting, operating and building successful businesses that develop economic power, provide jobs and improve communities. Since the first workshop, WIBO has graduated more than 18,000 entrepreneurs and 75% of WIBO grads’ businesses were up and running within a year of taking the program, and 42% of businesses saw an increase in revenue after taking the WIBO program.
The workshops are taught in Harlem, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Some of the business-building topics that entrepreneurs will experience during this 16-week course include how to conduct market research to identify your ideal customers, promoting your business, making a profit, creating your pricing strategy and other actionable and detailed steps that are necessary for a new or budding business.
There is a cost associated with the workshops. However, WIBO offers scholarships to people who are earning less than $50,000 per year. WIBO has special scholarships for veterans, NYCHA residents and individuals who have recently been incarcerated.
You can begin registering now for the workshop and can do so by going online to
https://www.wibo.works to register or by calling 646-400-0566.
Space is limited for the workshops so, if you’ve found your life’s passion and want to create a thriving business doing what you love, then the WIBO 16-week workshop is for you. Be sure to act fast.