Advanced Entrepreneurship Program

Our 10-Session Advanced Entrepreneurship Program prepares participants to grow their small businesses to reach $100K in annual revenue. Throughout the program, participants work with fellow entrepreneurs and MBA student advisors to analyze their current business, develop improvement goals and execute action plans to achieve their goals.

The program is aimed at low-income women, minorities, veterans and other underserved entrepreneurs who are based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Stockton, California.

Structure & Methodology

  • 25 hours of training, including 9 in-class workshops to help you analyze your business, create improvement goals and develop and execute action plans, and a final presentation

  • 2 hours of one-on-one coaching with your trainer.

  • Work with a small group of 6-10 entrepreneurs and 3-5 MBA students.

  • Workshops are led by a facilitator trained to enrich in-class discussions, facilitate ideation, foster critical thinking and empower people to succeed.

BENEFITS

  • Build on the business concepts you learned in your Basic Entrepreneurship Program and apply them to your business.

  • Develop and apply critical and creative thinking skills to improve decision making.

  • Implement 30+ business improvement and financial empowerment tasks throughout the program.

  • Update your business plan.

  • Get feedback from a diverse group of entrepreneurs, Small Business Advisors and a Centro Trainer.

  • Broaden your professional network.

REQUIREMENTS

The program is intended for entrepreneurs with any level of education or experience. We seek participants who:

fee: $100 per Participation


Featured Centro Entrepreneurs

Want a basic program for entrepreneurs?

If you are in the idea stage of your business, or have none or very little business experience, our Basic Entrepreneurship Program is the right fit for you.

Upcoming Advanced Entrepreneurship Programs

Oakland

  • Fall 2019 English intake starts September 5 (sessions on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9pm)

San Jose

  • Fall 2019 Spanish intake starts September 24 (sessions on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30pm)

Stockton

  • Fall 2019 English intake starts October 8 (sessions on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30pm)

How to Apply

Our admissions process works on a rolling basis, so we welcome applications anytime for the next available intakes. If you are interested in participating in the Advanced Entrepreneurship Program, apply online, and we will email you to schedule an interview.


Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Carlo Arellano at carlo@centrocommunity.org.


Testimonials from Former Participants

Centro asks the hard questions about your business. They also help you find the answers.
— Madelyn Mackie from Madelyn Mackie & Associates
I love what I do, but it is also a great thing for my kids. It is really important for me to be able to show them that if you have a dream or something that you really care about, you should pursue it, and you can make it happen. Thank you Centro!
— Sean Walker-Smith from Tart! Bakery
I learned so much and now I understand how to grow my business.I feel confident on the path I am following, my advisor Anton Kravchenko was incredibly talented and helped me so much with all the logistics. Great organization, great people.
— Adriana A. Lahl from Sal de Vida Gourmet