In today’s tight commercial real estate market, affordable space to start a business is extremely difficult to find. It’s one more factor that can make starting a new venture seem like an impossible task. This is especially true for businesses like cabinet or furniture operations that require shop space to produce physical products.
Do you know a skilled potential founder of a woodworking business in need of shop space, mentoring and financial investment? Belay Enterprises’ Venture Partners program has an opening for a Christ-following early-stage founder in our innovative incubator program. The right candidate will have access to a 2000 square foot shop, be partnered with a cohort of three to five entrepreneurial leaders for two years, and be eligible for an investment from the Belay Opportunity Fund. In addition, Belay has a marketing pipeline of potential customers for the new cabinet venture that can help give a head start for sales success.
Belay Enterprises' Venture Partners Program seeks to create businesses that transform lives. It builds on Belay’s own history of incubating six ventures over the last 19 years that employ individuals rebuilding lives. The mentoring groups of up to five business leaders meet regularly with founders in our program to provide high-impact advice and a forum for working through challenges. The Belay Enterprises’ team also offers targeted training and support. In addition, the selected founders are eligible to receive a start-up financial investment focused for business growth. All together, this investment of mentoring, technical expertise, and financial resources aim to increase the impact and effectiveness of the new ventures. In addition to the woodworking business we are seeking, our program is open to other founders of businesses that seek to transform lives. In April of 2019, we will host our first Venture Partners event where we will match three to five founders with mentor teams.
If you are interested in learning more, let us know here. Visit our website here to learn more. We will be announcing deadlines to apply for 2019 in the next few weeks and will start interviewing candidates for the wood shop immediately.
At Belay Enterprises, we are passionate about the life-changing potential of start-up businesses being founded by followers of Christ. Join us as we seek the flourishing of our communities through gospel-centered businesses.