Free mentor/online training program for micro-entrepreneurs - Information Session

Thursday, October 27, 2011

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Cost: Free

Barnard Room, Third Floor, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence

Barnard Room (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2011-10-27 (All day)

Need Help Starting or Growing Your Small Business?


Join the FREE Online Business Incubator (OBI)



Informational Meeting

Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 6:30-8:00pm

Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence

3rd Floor Barnard Room



The Online Business Incubator is an easy to use, free, one-stop online website with everything an urban entrepreneur needs to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to grow their micro-business and become more successful.



Are you a small business owner who would like to take your business to the next level?

Do you have a business idea, but are not sure how to get your idea off the ground?

Do you have a product but don’t know how to get it to market?

Do you want to learn to use online tools to make your business more efficient?



It is all online (although there will be opportunities to meet with mentors and other entrepreneurs face to face).  You can

access the tools and communicate with your mentors from your place of business.  You can set the times that are convenient for you.



¨ Mentors:  OBI offers a team of high quality mentors for each participant so they can get the customized day to day support they need to be successful.

¨ Roadmap of Resources:  Links to community organizations that can provide follow-on resources for continued success.

¨ An Entrepreneurial Community:  A network of link-minded business people who can provide support and share best practices.

¨ Tools and Templates:  A comprehensive data base of some of the best, easy-to-use business resources.

¨ Easy to Use:  Access the site from any computer, anywhere, anytime.

¨ Visibility:  Participation in OBI can help you access new customers and get the word out about your business.



Interested to apply?  Contact: Kelly Ramirez:, (401) 272-2558, or Rob Panoff,, 617-803-0257



OBI will go live in January 2012 and basic tools and templates will be available to all micro-businesses.   OBI will enroll a group of 24 micro-entrepreneurs that will be able to access intensive mentoring in addition to a comprehensive set of tools and templates January–March 2012. 


Signups closed for this Event