Starting a Small Business Without a Degree or Experience in California? We Can Help You.

A free and easy way to turn your idea into a business plan

Centro's Business Planning App is the first and only mobile app that helps you plan for a new business without having any previous experience or training, for free. Following simple activities and step-by-step questions, the app will:

  • Identify how your business will make money
  • Create an initial budget for you
  • Write a basic business plan to help you start

The Business Planning App can also assess your credit and determine which small business lender is a fit for you and your business.

Download the business planning app for free

The Business Planning App is:

Easy to Use

No special knowledge required to:

  • Follow a guided process designed to build-up your business idea
  • Answer basic questions about you
  • Structure your business plan, and request a write-up version to save and share


Download it on your phone or tablet to:

  • Complete the business plan at your own pace anywhere you are
  • Make changes anytime you get new information or your idea evolves
  • Store your business information securely 


The Business Planning App helps you:  

  • Understand your business model
  • Seek advice by sharing your plan with anyone you want
  • Assess your credit, give you next steps to improve it or match you to a small business loan officer

Never Give Up. We Understand You:

We are stewards in the field of mobile apps for business planning, designed specifically for individuals who lack any business education or experience.

Centro Community Partners is a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California partially funded by technology partners and eBay Inc Foundation who are supporting the development of the Business Planning App. We do this with a single goal in mind: to provide small business entrepreneurs with affordable, culturally appropriate and high-impact enterprise-building tools they can use on their phones and tablets.

Now let's work on your business.

We'll take you through the process step by step.