In late 2016 LEAF announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) had awarded us with a grant as part of its Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME), which funds training and technical assistance for disadvantaged micro-entrepreneurs.
Since the last update, the Boston Branch of the SBA visited the LEAF offices in Brookline to meet our team and wish us well on our program.
Amine Benali, LEAF’s Managing Director of Strategy and Development, has been holding weekly office hours at the Commonwealth Kitchen, where he has been working closely with the incubated food businesses there to help their businesses grow and thrive. Amine has noticed many early improvements, and is excited to continue working with these micro-entrepreneurs in the months to come!
One key aspect of the program is accessibility. We have created a new page on our website header that describes in detail the aspects of our program and includes a scheduling tool and an introductory needs assessment form. If any reader knows of micro-entrepreneurs in Massachusetts that you think would benefit from our services, please respond to this post and we will be delighted to speak with you further!