Barclays & Launcher
Since 2016, Barclays has provided more than $1 million to support Launcher, which is an initiative of the West End Neighborhood House, a Delaware-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency and reach and maintain their maximum potential.
“The Launcher Entrepreneurship Program at West End Neighborhood House provides the critical support entrepreneurs need to pursue their dreams of becoming small business owners,” said Nancy Parnella, director of business cards, Barclays. “Barclays is proud to support our community and provide business owners of all sizes the resources they need to succeed.”
Accepting applications for 2022
Application Deadline: 12/13
Class Dates: 1/24 – 4/14
Application Deadline: 7/18
Class Dates: 8/29 – 11/17
How does the program work?
Goal of Training:
To develop a strong understanding of small business management
To complete a solid business and financial plan
Type of Training:
- Classes, workshops and one-on-one sessions taught by experienced small business instructors
- Class size of 8-12 students ensures all participants receive personal attention
- Topics covered include operations management, marketing, financial management and more
- Course content and pace are customized to entrepreneurs’ needs
- Culturally sensitive entrepreneur training
- Attributes of Success
- Planning for Business
- The Market- Customers and Competition
- Marketing and Branding
- Web-Based Marketing
- Credit and Financing
- Management and Operations
- Alumni Speaker/Competition Reporting
- Financial Planning: Part 1
- Financial Planning: Part 2
- Are You Ready?
Classes are held one evening per week for 2 hours.
Locations are chosen geographically: Wilmington, Claymont and Dover.
Training consists of eleven classroom sessions and ten hours of individual consultation.
Tuition for the LAUNCHER program is valued at $2,500. Thanks to the generous support of Barclays, we are able to waive tuition cost for students accepted into the LAUNCHER program. The only cost to you will be a materials fee of $100 dollars. Extra manuals for partnerships is $40.
Fees must be paid before first class session.
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