Free, customized one-on-one business coaching & support
We have Business Coaches* on staff to work with you one-on-one to help with goal setting, marketing, business financial statements, and anything else from operational issues like employees to time management. Our coaches empower small business owners to set up action plans to move people forward and overcome barriers.
*Coaching is available for Ventures entrepreneurs that have completed the Business Basics Course.
Betsy manages our retail store incubator, the Ventures Marketplace, provides one-on-one coaching and runs workshops on wholesaling, sales, gift shows, and more. Betsy’s background is in retail management and purchasing and has owned her own manufacturer representative company. She has also worked for national gift companies.
Ryan provides one-on-one coaching, workshops for service businesses in digital media and sales, and manages the Ventures Business Directory. Ryan owns two businesses, a gym in Wallingford and an artisan tile studio in Georgetown.
Finances & Loans
As the Financial Business Specialist, Mayra teaches financial management classes, assists entrepreneurs with financial questions and guides through the business licensing process. She also helps clients register their businesses as an LLC. Since Mayra has been an entrepreneur herself, she knows the unique challenges that many small business owners experience.
Bookkeeping & Loans
Erin supports entrepreneurs as they refine their bookkeeping and grow their businesses through strong financial planning and micro-loans. As an entrepreneur herself, Erin sees business ownership as a path to stability and fulfillment– both professionally and personally.
As the Food Business Specialist, Christian provides one-on-one coaching, workshops for food businesses, and support our food business incubation work. He has a strong background in hospitality and food and beverage having worked at many hotels throughout his career.