If you live in the Greater Washington Area, and you’re an entrepreneur or a current business owner in need of assistance, you might be interested in checking out the brand new Entrepreneurship Center Program in the District.
The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), a non-profit organization that works to help minorities achieve economic and political empowerment, officially kicked off a new program that will help people in the Washington Metropolitan Area with, among other things, starting and growing their businesses.
The GWUL held a reception yesterday evening in connection with the launching of its Entrepreneurship Center Program (ECP) which will assist entrepreneurs and business owners with assessments, planning, counseling, and training.
The new entrepreneurship program will be comprised of 5 program tracks relating to business—starting, growing, funding, expanding, and selling.
While the launch event was held at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Washington, DC, the ECP will be located at the the GWUL’s headquarters which is located in the Columbia Heights section of the District.
The event included a panel discussion, a question and answer period, and a networking session with complimentary food and beverages.
Participants of the event included Thomasina Yearwood, President of the Thurgood Marshal Center Trust; Michael Akin, Chairman of the Board of the Greater Washington Urban League; Eldridge R. Allen, Director of the Entrepreneurship Center Program, and several ECP team members.
Attendees seemed to be intensely engaged in conversation during the networking session, and the event overall was well attended.
In fact, several hours before the event started the GWUL tweeted that the event had reached capacity–tickets (which were free) had sold out.
This new program provides an amazing opportunity for aspiring, new, and current business owners—and for the District.