CSNDC helps develop and support local businesses and entrepreneurs through our initiative called DotBiz. This program is designed for low- and moderate-income residents and business owners and those looking to open a business within the service area. DotBiz is a tiered small business program which utilizes a two-track approach, one for aspiring entrepreneurs and one for existing businesses offered by CSNDC.
The workshop is a comprehensive, 10-session training course that walks students through the requisite components of a business plan and the steps necessary to launch a business. Students leave the class equipped with an “elevator pitch” about their business, increased business acumen, and knowledge of key concepts, such as market analysis, startup costs, time management, bookkeeping, and how to write a business plan.
Upon completing the course, DotBiz graduates have the opportunity to work one-on-one with CSNDC staff to refine their business plan and launch their business.