The BEP Program offers a broad scope of assistance to small businesses that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
It’s an exclusive opportunity for low to moderate and small business owners to accelerate their potential by infusing new knowledge and to prepare for new challenges ahead. With the help of our industry professionals, the program allows small businesses to maximize their learning journey. 25 GLAAACC members will participate in this year’s program, all of which have been in business for more than 3 years.
Our research indicates that at this point in the business life-cycle, this is a critical time to strengthen business finance, marketing, human resources, and product development.
The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs in this stage is dividing time between a whole new range of demands requiring their attention– managing increasing levels of revenue, attending to customers, dealing with the competition, and accommodating an expanding workforce.