$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. 

$1,000 Start-Ups 2024 Raffle

Check out these amazing gifts from our Consortium to support $1,000 Start-Ups! Tickets to enter will be available at 
Slide Into Summer Health Fair on
Saturday June 29, 10am – 2pm.
Drawing will be held on Tuesday, July 2.

Click Image to be entered online

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.

$1,000 Start-Ups Prototype Fair

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

Completing the $1000 Start-ups program enhanced, complimented and ensured the success of our business.

– Avis Miller
Co-owner, Coast One Tours

$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

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

This has been a phenomenal experience. While I know the space of birth very well, I did not know the space of business. I had a lot of AHA! moments. If you want to start a business this is the place to be.

-Joufflie Richjardson
Owner, Divine Agape Doula
Services

As a professional working with
small business, I am grateful
for this amazing community
resource! Empowering dreams
into reality .

– Lynnette Najimy
Owner, Beansprout Productions

I turned my lifelong hobby into a business and I could never have done it without $1,000 Start-Ups guiding me every step of the way.

– Raven Style
Owner, Carcu-J

I joined the $1,000 Start-ups Program to learn how to manage the financial components of business but I learned so much more.

– Kim Murray
Owner, Herbalities

Thank you for giving me the opportunity and for helping me to grow my business.

– Maria Lupian
Owner, Maria’s Sweet Stop