A Program Built for Big Dreamers

The CommunityWorks Academy is a 12-month training program designed to help business owners understand, properly manage, and grow their businesses from the start-up to retirement. Participants who complete the program receive grant money to go toward growing their business.

Join The Next CommunityWorks Academy Class

Our next CommunityWorks Academy Class will begin in January! Interested applicants should email business coach, Asha Nash.

Join our next free workshop to learn more about what to expect!

The Academy continues education for business owners to improve their day-to-day business practices and operations for a higher return on investment. Partnering with business experts in various industries, the program provides regular training sessions and workshops.

Topics including accounting, marketing, business insurance, human resources, merchant services, payroll, business law, and leadership are studied to arm students with the tools they need to succeed.

Students also have access to CommunityWorks business coaching team for free one-on-one coaching, networking opportunities, and free marketing.

Upcoming Events

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Beginner’s Guide to Employment Law with Ogletree Deakins 12:00 pm
Beginner’s Guide to Employment Law with Ogletree Deakins
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As COVID continues to impact small business, it is important that we understand employee labor laws and definitions. Understanding and complying with labor standards helps when applying for programs such as the Payment Protection Program....
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National Disaster Preparation Webinar 5:30 pm
National Disaster Preparation Webinar
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us as disaster recovery nonprofit, SBP, leads us through a webinar of how to prepare for the unexpected. Register here! 
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GVL2040 – The City of Greenville’s Comprehensive Plan and the Next Twenty Years 5:30 pm
GVL2040 – The City of Greenville’s Comprehensive Plan and the Next Twenty Years
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the Greenville Housing Fund and Impact Greenville to learn about GVL2040 – a comprehensive plan that the City of Greenville can use to shape its growth and evolution over the next two decades in...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Supporting Black Women-Owned Businesses 12:00 pm
Global Entrepreneurship Week: Supporting Black Women-Owned Businesses
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Supporting Black Women-Owned Business: Innovative Strategies for Growth and Overcoming Challenges 12 – 1 p.m. (EST) | Virtual Event A virtual panel discussion featuring: Tammie Hoy Hawkins, CEO of CommunityWorks Hyacinth Vassell, Vice President of...
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GVL2040 – The City of Greenville’s Comprehensive Plan and the Next Twenty Years 5:30 pm
GVL2040 – The City of Greenville’s Comprehensive Plan and the Next Twenty Years
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Members of Impact Greenville and the City of Greenville Planning Department will present the GVL2040 Comprehensive Plan to community members. This event will approach the GVL2040 Plan from an economic development perspective. Register here.
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