StartSmart

StartSmart is a free business development program that helps immigrants start or grow a business with:

Expert Advice

  • Evaluate your business idea
  • Develop a business plan
  • Review location choices
  • Help identify sources of financing
  • Organize your bookkeeping
  • Strengthen marketing and advertising

Financing

  • Rebuild your credit
  • Apply for a business loan

Legal and Regulatory Requirements

  • Permits and licenses
  • Taxes
  • Insurance

Interpreters are available.

Download our brochure in: English Español Somali Arabic Française

 

StartSmart Stories

Empanada Club & Mariama’s Beauty Supply

Showing Respect for Where They Came From

Coastal Enterprises, Inc., exemplifies how support from Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program can bring economic opportunity to underserved populations. The American dream — rooted…
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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic CEI offices are closed to the public. CEI staff will be working remotely and want to hear from you! Please reach out to your CEI contact regarding scheduled meetings and/or any questions/concerns. Click here for a list of COVID-19 Business Resources.
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