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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WREN Advancing Economic Dignity in SC 11:00 am
WREN Advancing Economic Dignity in SC
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
REGISTER HERE #WRENThisTogether Virtual Summit | Session 5: Advancing Economic Dignity in South Carolina featuring Tammie Hoy Hawkins
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Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards 12:00 pm
Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
REGISTER HERE The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards recognition program is a chance for CommunityWorks and the Greenville Chamber to come together to recognize and celebrate all the entrepreneurs, micro and small businesses that...
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Budgeting and Credit Virtual Workshop 10:00 am
Budgeting and Credit Virtual Workshop
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Northside Development Group and CommunityWorks have teamed up to bring you expert financial advice. Tune in for a budget and credit workshop you are sure to benefit from. This webinar will provide: Create a...
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Your Story: How to Advocate for Yourself as a Community Member and Small Business Owner 5:30 pm
Your Story: How to Advocate for Yourself as a Community Member and Small Business Owner
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Storytelling is a powerful tool for advocacy and can help create change from our local communities to the nation’s capital. Entrepreneurs and business owners often build trusted relationships and influence their communities. This Storytelling as...
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Pandemic PR Basics for Food Folks with Off the Grid Greenville 12:00 pm
Pandemic PR Basics for Food Folks with Off the Grid Greenville
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
COVID-19 has been disastrous for small businesses especially those in the food industry. As we adapt to the new landscape that includes stricter safety measures, staffing shortages and sometimes unpopular mandates, it is important that...
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Intro to Women’s Business Center 5:30 pm
Intro to Women’s Business Center
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us to learn more about the CommunityWorks Business Center. Meet the staff, learn about the WBC’s registration process, tour our center and hear about upcoming classes and offerings.
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