EO Business Development
Economic Opportunity by Jannus (EO) supports entrepreneurs by offering resources and support needed to launch and grow local businesses.
EO holds the belief that being a business owner is fundamental to fostering a vibrant local economy, and we are committed to assisting our participants in their journey towards business ownership. Whether transitioning from a commercial driver to a restaurant owner, or from a farmer to a fashion designer, business ownership has demonstrated its effectiveness as a means for individuals from diverse backgrounds to establish income, autonomy, and financial stability. This not only positively impacts you and your family but also contributes to the well-being of your community.
Our commitment extends to supporting the growth of your small business by offering educational resources, business financing options, small business loans, and access to community resources.
Starting a Business
EO provides assistance in business development to empower individuals from diverse backgrounds, enabling them to enhance household income and bolster financial stability through self-employment.
Our methodology starts with a personalized conversation about your goals and dreams. We foster a culturally sensitive space devoid of complex business terminology and judgment. This encompasses complimentary group sessions, one-on-one coaching, and access to online educational materials. EO guides participants towards a unique path that is tailored to each individual’s needs.
Financing a Startup or Small Business
EO strongly believes in helping people realize the importance of credit in all its microenterprise technical assistance and training.
Our services include one-on-one coaching to education in financial literacy and business development. We offer microloans for various needs, including credit building, one-time personal emergencies, and microbusiness start-ups or expansion. As an SBA intermediary, business loans can be approved for up to $50,000, and we give essential support to those who face barriers in traditional banking.
Our Professional Staff and Language Support
Our team boasts extensive experience with diverse backgrounds in coaching, education, strategy, and business development. We collectively speak multiple languages, and we collaborate with local interpreters. Learn more about us HERE.
To refer participants, become a professional services partner or discuss fundraising and financial support please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.