Thank you to everyone who joined us on the $1,000 Start-Ups journey during the 2020 pilot. Thanks to your support, six local businesses were started, more than 30 area businesses displayed with us at our Small Business Fairs, and The $1,000 Start-Ups Consortium of small businesses those who support them continues to grow.

As we begin to launch the 2021 program, I thought you’d enjoy this photographic chronicle of the the 2020 Protoype Fair and three Small Business Fairs.

The Prototype Fair, July 2020

The First Small Business Fair, August 28, 2020

The Second Small Business Fair, September 19, 2020

The Small Business Holiday Fair, November 21, 2020

Over the winter we’ve been preparing for the 2021 Class that will start Saturday, April 17th. To learn how to enroll or get involved please visit our website: