Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) provides resources and assistance to entrepreneurial ventures through various types of services. We support these entrepreneurial ventures in all stages, from start-ups to existing community businesses wishing to expand.
The 2013 BLDC Business Plan Competition is co-sponsored by the Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) located at Broome Community College, the Broome Triad (BCC, Broome-Tioga Workforce New York and Broome County Urban League) with funding from Empire State Development Corporation via the BLDC and the City of Binghamton.
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- Special Courses for You! We offer courses in everything from creating a business plan to innovator workshops. For a free catalog of upcoming courses call 778-5012 or click here to visit the Continuing Education page and view the most recent catalog.
- Consultation service for small businesses -
A free consultation service is offered for one-on-one business planning and analysis. The Director and Staff Assistant are both certified in GrowthWheel® the decision-making tool that helps entrepreneurs get focused, set agenda and take the next step.Appointments are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Call 778-5071.
- Client Advisory Group – the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program has a group of local business representatives that meet once a month to offer EAP clients with brainstorming the particular questions and concerns of their small business development.
- Mastermind Groups – Groups of six to eight individuals who meet regularly with an experienced facilitator to provide problem-solving and creativity among members in a safe, constructive environment where they can examine their business and activities, decisions, goals and problems. Group members act in a collaborative, rather than competitive spirit.
- Holiday Office Party for Entrepreneurs - Join other entrepreneurs for a fun-filled evening of food, music, and a gift exchange. Network! Network! Network!
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