$1,000 Start-Ups is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering an entrepreneurship, financial management, and life skills training program at no cost to adults, including up to $1,000 business
start-up funding. 

MISSION

  • To provide economic and re-entry opportunity by training and funding low-cost business start-up for potential entrepreneurs from traditionally marginalized or at-risk communities. 
  • To build a consortium of businesses who mentor, support, and grow with each other.  
  • To provide entrepreneurship and life skills training to potential employees of consortium businesses.

$1,000 Start-Ups offers an entrepreneurship, financial management, and life skills training program at no cost to adults, including up to $1,000 business start-up funding. Prospective business owners can sign up for an Informative Session to learn more about the program and join the next class.

Current business owners can discover new ways to grow your small business while sharing your experience and knowledge to support others. Join the Consortium to learn and collaborate with other entrepreneurs and small businesses to increase your success. Follow our blog, learn about available coaching, and discover our other resources.

There many ways community members, businesses, and organizations can support the development and growth of small businesses by attending events, volunteering, mentoring, or donating.

$1,000 Start-Ups is all you need to start your own business. Many opportunities are given in and out of class to hone your skills and build your business. The classes are interactive, supportive, and practical. I love the collaboration, connections and contacts.

Jane C. Moore
Moore Actions

In this program I not only learned to make my business successful,
but how to make my business profitable.

Kim Murray
Owner, HerbAbilities

Fantastic Asset to the Community!

Virginia Daughtery
Resident, Fernandina Beach, Florida

I joined the $1,000 Start-Ups Program to learn how to manage the financial components of a business but I gained so much more. Our bi-weekly sessions provide a safe place to share ideas, get positive feedback and an incredible source of inspiration.

Kati McClurg
Rain Lily Montessori