Ready, Set, Grow Your Business


READY, SET, GROW YOUR BUSINESS! is an intense, strategic growth program with the goal of helping existing entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Participants will attend a minimum of 12 workshops, work individually with a business counselor for at least two hours, and write a modified business plan.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible you must live in Riverside or San Bernardino County and be in business. It is preferable, but not required, that you have been in business for at least two years. Investment: The program is offered at minimal cost with investments starting at $20 to $125 depending on your income bracket. Program value is over $500 for just the workshops, exclusive of the free counseling and mentoring. Income brackets are determined by the self-certification form included with the application. Your outlay for the program is due when you pick up your pre-orientation packet. Proof of income will be required. (Examples of proof of income include: tax returns, unemployment statements, or pay stubs).

How do you apply?

  1. Complete this application. 2. Write a one page essay about your business, how it started, and where it is now. 4. Be available to attend orientation July 6, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the midpoint on August 8, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 5. Submit the application packet to Kim Scanlan via email:, or mail to 77806 Flora Road, Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92211 by Friday, July 1, 2016 before 5 p.m.

**For additional information call (760) 345-9200 or visit All applications must be typed. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. How are participants selected? Judges will review all completed applications. An oral interview is required. When will the selected participants be notified? Program participants will be notified by phone or email no later than July 5, 2016.

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Chris Parman

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