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HOPE Inside is a unique empowerment model that brings free financial dignity programming to underserved communities. Clients are counseled on the language of money and work with an Operation HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach to transform established financial mindsets and develop customized action plans around building their own businesses, raising their credit scores, buying homes, or simply making better decisions with the money they have.

Programs include credit and money management, homeownership preparedness, and small business entrepreneurship. Every office holds consumer credit counseling certification, CFPB, FDIC, U.S. SBA, EITC, HUD, and FEMA applications and partnerships. Through the HOPE 700 Credit Score Communities initiative, the focus on raising client credit scores to 700, and thereby bringing financial uplift to communities is at the foundation of all HOPE Inside programming.

SMALL BUSINESS

The Small Business Development Program is designed to help those wishing to start or establish their own business. Building a business takes time, effort and the tools to succeed. Most importantly it takes a plan. Participants can attend the Small Business Workshop, enroll in the Entrepreneurial Training Program and one-on-one technical assistance.

Free Small Business workshops are taught by a trained Operation HOPE financial coach.

Topics Include:

  • Advantages & disadvantages of business ownership
  • Questions to consider when starting a business
  • What you will need to start a business
  • Components of a business plan
  • How to access startup funding




LOCATION
539 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11216
646-491-0668 

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon - Thu:
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday:
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday:
9:00AM - 2:00PM

SERVICES:

Small Business Development

Staff

  1. Pedro Barry
    Small Business Coach