Entrepreneur Leadership Development – ELD Business Startup Course 

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Next course Fall 2020!

ELD is an intensive, 10-week business start-up process designed for people who want to generate a new idea for a business or have an idea and need some practical tools for moving forward.  

Vision – Have you wanted to start a business but don’t know how?  Do you have an idea for a business and need some mentoring on how to get going? If so, join us on this exciting journey.


At the end of this process, you will have a Lean Business Canvas plan, and an opportunity to pitch to a panel of business people to obtain a startup microloan to start your business.

Instructors and Mentors

Teachers are local business owners and professional people who have a wealth of experience and know-how on how to start and sustain a business. Each student will also be paired with a mentor who will be a think partner for their business endeavor.


$200 for the 10-week program; partial scholarships may be available.


Class locations vary. Inquire for details on future classes.
***New: now with online option ***


Classes meet once per week from 6 to 9 pm for 10 weeks. Inquire for details on future classes.

Start-Up Funding

Partial start-up funding via a micro-loan is available for the best business plans.


All students must apply to the program by filling out this application. We have a limit of 20 students. Inquire for dates on future classes.

Contact person for questions

Pam Jackson: email click here