The Greater Good Academy is
an 8-week business development program to train Denver’s low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs in how to use sustainable and triple bottom line business practices to become more profitable
. The fall 2010 Academy takes place at the Mi Casa Resource Center (360 Acoma Street, Denver
) Tuesday evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., from September 21 to November 9.
The program emphasizes the benefits of including environmental and social factors in how to run your business. By the end of the course, each entrepreneur has completed a triple bottom line business plan that lays out their company’s mission, operations, marketing and related growth strategies.
The Academy serves a wide range of small businesses: retail, product design, consulting, health care, construction, graphic arts, marketing, food/urban agriculture, community development, etc. Whether your company provides an eco-friendly product or service, or seeks to include social and environmental elements into its overall strategy, the Academy will provide you with a 360° understanding of how to scale your business. The goal of the Greater Good Academy is to help build the next generation of civic-minded businesses.
Through the support of financial sponsors, including Denver's Office of Economic Development and the Colorado Enterprise Fund, tuition in the Academy is only $125 to qualified entrepreneurs. A network of Mentors assists the participants during the program.
For more information, call Richard Eidlin at 303-478-0131 or visit http://www.proggroup.com/greater-good-project.html.