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Grow Your Business

Successful growth of your business means thinking about the present and the future. Forecasting and planning are critical components in looking forward.

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Small Business Services

Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services fuels the innovation and creativity of entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Access to Capital

SBA Microloans are available to for-profit businesses in need of small scale financing for items such as working capital, inventory, machinery or equipment.

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Training

We offer relevant training and resources as well as current Industry best-practices and tools, designed to help the small business owner compete and grow in an ever-changing marketplace.

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Key Performance Indicators

Jan. 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2020

$487,620

$487,620

Capital Secured by Clients

218

218

Counseling Hours

170

170

Counseling Sessions

151

151

Training Participants

11

11

Business Starts

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The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance (WBC) for little to no cost assists individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses by providing one-on-one technical business assistance and quality business and financial capability education.

Cornerstone Alliance complements the work of its WBC by offering direct business lending assistance in the form of SBA microloans that range from $500 to $50,000.

Services are open to anyone but, our focus is on women, people of color, veterans, and people of lower wealth – those most likely to face barriers in accessing business financing and support.

The WBC is accepting proposals for instructors and programming ideas. If you are interested in working with us to help impact the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties click on the link to learn more.

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Learn, Know, Grow: Intro. to Small Business Services

This free class introduces participants to the many programs and services that the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance offers to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business. The Small Business Orientation is a prerequisite for all other WBC at Cornerstone Alliance services and classes. In order to receive business counseling or other services from the WBC and Microloan programs it is required that you have attended this course.

The following Topics will be discussed:

  • WBC Resources and Programs
  • Intro. to the Lean Canvas Business Plan model
  • Access to Capital Through SBA Microloans & other funding sources
  • Upcoming Events

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The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance would like to thank our funders: