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Entrepreneurship & Small Business Assistance

We believe that entrepreneurship is a path to economic opportunity that should be available to everyone, and local businesses are the foundation of any thriving community. For over 20 years, CADCB has supported existing and prospective entrepreneurs through the process of
establishing or growing their own small businesses, with a focus on south Bethlehem residents and business owners, low-income residents, and minority- and women-owned businesses.

Small Business Classes
Individual Business Support
Marketing Assistance
Networking Events
Commercial Facade Grants
Rising Tide Community Loan Fund

Interested in starting a business? Or are you looking for one-on-one business support to help your business grow? 

Contact our staff to set up an appointment, enroll in a small business class, or browse our services below to learn more about how we can help you start, manage, and grow your business.

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Check out all our Small Business Services

 Start Your Business Program

Start Your Business classes are offered twice-yearly in the areas of Business Basics, Marketing, Small Business Finance, and Sales and Professionalism. A comprehensive set of classes designed to help you develop your business idea and establish a solid foundation for business success.

BUSINESS BASICS

MARKETING

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE

SALES & PROFESSIONALISM

INDIVIDUALIZED BUSINESS SUPPORT

One-on-one technical assistance supports existing and prospective entrepreneurs through all stages of business development-exploration, business planning, start-up, and ongoing growth.
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MARKETING ASSISTANCE

Marketing assistance is available for small businesses seeking to develop their brand, expand their digital presence, or reach out to potential customers.
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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Southside Entrepreneur and Small Business Networking events are held annually in January and June to build community and connections among local small business owners.

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COMMERCIAL FACADE GRANTS

Matching commercial facade grants are available for businesses located in south Bethlehem.

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RISING TIDE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND

CADCB partners with The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund to provide small business financing to start-ups and existing businesses. Visit their site to learn more about the process of applying for a loan.

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“If we have to define with just one word the role of the CADCB during the development of our business, probably the one that is most accurate would be “essential.” The CADCB, first through their business seminars, then through their one-on-one free consulting, was truly indispensable to shaping our dream from general concept to a solid business plan.

Xavier Martinez and Daniela Torres, Owners , Hero's Kafe

“I am happy now because I see myself as an entrepreneur. I feel confident in myself, and I get to do what I love, which is helping others. Community Action has given me confidence and taught me how to start and succeed in my business. I speak highly about the program because it is so helpful to the community.”

Maddy Joseph, Owner, Saint Joseph Home Care