Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Have you been itching to start your own business for sometime now?
The Tom Tom Founders Festival is hosting CIC, or the Community Investment Collaborative, as one if its Innovators in Residence. The CIC is a non-profit microfinance pioneer in the Charlottesville area, branching off of the Center for Non Profit Excellence. The CIC takes a group of entrepreneurs who want to start their own business through a 14 week course. The course will train participants in business matters, from management and operations, to business etiquette and financial statements. At the end of the training course, the CIC works to secure loans for the trainees and get them on their way to establishing their own business.
The Tom Tom Talks Series hosts an innovator in the Charlottesville area, allowing them to share their story with the community. The CIC will be presenting on its program, and its most recent graduating class, including a barbershop, a Jamaican restaurant, and a transport business for the disabled. The Talk is being held at 7 p.m. on May 7th at Tom Tom Headquarters, 105 1st Street. Admission is free.