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Newark West Ward

 Small Business Initiative

A Small Business Capacity Building Program Powered by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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This program is hosted by the Urban League of Essex County and has financial support from Wells Fargo.

Get the help you need to grow

your business in the West Ward.

Continue reading to learn more

Who Should Apply

Existing businesses located in Newark's West Ward  

Businesses planning to open in or expand into Newark's West Ward 

Members of Newark's West Ward co-working spaces

Our goal is to get you making more money and on a road to economic independence. If this is the path you see for yourself, we encourage you to apply. 

Through the West Ward Small Business Initiative, you will:

Connect with Networks of Influence

Develop a Community of Support

Strengthen Your Business Foundation

Increase Your Readiness to Access Capital

get the help you need to succeed

We will match you with business experts and administrative support to help you:

Get sales going again

Attract new clientele

Increase your online presence

Ramp up your marketing

Get your financials in order

Address supply chain disruptions

Review contracts, leases and other business legal matters

Manage re-opening related HR issues

Comply with social distancing requirements 

and more!!!

This is your opportunity to get the help you need to survive and thrive.

Hear what Adrienne Fudge has to say about her Success Circle...

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