Kettering launches Minority Business Microenterprise Program

March 8, 2022

Kettering’s new Minority Business Microenterprise Program is a combination of technical assistance, networking opportunities and financial support for small minority-owned businesses in Kettering.

A micorenterprise is a business that has 5 or fewer employees, one of whom is the business owner.

The class series is:

  • March 9: Interactive Business Plan Workshop
  • March 16: Working with City Staff
  • March 23: How to Attract Funding Sources
  • March 30: Minority Business Owners Experiences & Panel Discussion

Classes are held 9 to 10 a.m. at the Kettering Recreation Center. Complete the entire series to get

  • paid one-year membership to the Kettering Moraine Oakwood Chamber of Commerce
  • 15 points added to any City of Kettering Business Loan and Grant application.

Complete 3 classes to be eligible to apply for a small grant between $500 and $5,000 to be used for:

  • business equipment
  • inventory
  • necessary fixed assets
  • marketing and business promotion
  • other necessary business improvements

RSVP to [email protected] or 937-296-3342.