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    Grow Your Business with NextStep

    Beginning on January 22, University Circle Inc. will offer local business owners an opportunity to take their business to the next level. UCI’s NextStep program, now in its 2nd year, provides owners of existing businesses with business knowledge, skills, and trusted networks needed to successfully grow and guide their businesses. Using one’s own company as a real live case study, the business owner receives in-depth knowledge and implementation strategies on leadership and management, finance and financial management, sales and marketing, human resources, access to capital, and government and anchor institution contracting. The business owner completes the class with their own three-year strategic growth action plan and new relationships to help them grow their companies.  Ideal candidates must be committed to growing and able to provide the necessary time for class instruction and homework.  The program includes 13 classes, held every other week from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in addition to peer to peer meetings outside of the classroom. The overall time commitment is approximately 100 hours over the course of 7 months.  If you are a very busy entrepreneur, but want to take a manageable amount of time to work on your business, this program and its format are for you.
     
    The program accepts only 15 business owners and is seeking those who have businesses located in Midtown or one of the Greater University Circle neighborhoods.  Final Application deadline is:  December 17, at 5 p.m.  Go to www.universitycircle.org/nextstep to learn more about the program’s eligibility requirements and to download  the one page application.  

    Questions?  Call Laura at 216.707.5040.