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Trenton Small Business Capacity Building Initiative

Hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ
with funding support from Santander.

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Success starts with preparation.

Starting a business is easy. Staying in business is not.
2/3 of all businesses fail within the first few years.
Don't let what you don't know, lead to business failure!

You've taken the steps necessary to be in business. Now it's time to get the training you need to stay in business and be profitable! Base Camp Training will help you get in the best shape possible to be successful in your climb to the top.

Who Should Apply

If any of these sound like you, Base Camp Training is for you:

  • You are in business and it isn't growing as well as planned

  • You're making money but are feeling overworked and overwhelmed

  • You're ready to get on the fast track to being a seven-figure business

We are looking for existing businesses in the Trenton area who are ready to go to the next level.  This opportunity made possible through support from the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ and Wells Fargo. Our goal is to help you gain access to the knowledge, networks and capital you need to achieve business success. Base Camp Training will help you develop a plan to grow your business, position your business for long-term success and get on the path to making more money for yourself doing what you love. 


If you are ready to train for your climb to the top,
 using the application link below.

Registration closes February 25, 2019.

What You Get



Over 12 weeks, we will use the Melinda Emerson "Fix My Business" curriculum to help you strengthening your business core so that your foundation for growth is solid. 

One-on-one Mentoring

Following training, we will surround you with business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs to walk with you in your journey.

Capital Readiness Support


We will help you prepare a business plan that makes sense and present it in a way that funders understand.

How It Works

  • Class begins Friday, March 15, 2019 and ends June 7, 2019

  • The class will meet weekly online for 13 weeks, on Fridays, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. EST 

  • The course will be conducted online using Zoom which is accessible on any device with internet access.

  • The final project is a Business Executive Summary, Financial Projections and a Pitch Presentation.

  • Upon successful completion, you will be assigned a mentor for a three months.

If you are serious about your success,
apply to join our upcoming Base Camp Training Cohort.  
 Don't miss this opportunity! 

Application Process

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  • Complete the application form

  • Schedule an interview to discuss your fit for this program

  • Wait to hear from us about selection

  • Get ready to take your business to the next level!


Note: If you are not selected, we will refund your $100 and make suggestions regarding other resources that may be a better fit at this time.

Questions? Call us at 973-353-0611x101.

The Time to Start is Now

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A successful summit to the top of the mountain
starts with training to make the climb. Don't try to climb without the right tools and training.  

Sign up for Base Camp Training today!

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