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June 1, 2012

Applications Open for Columbia Community Business Program


The Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP) is now accepting applications for its 2014 class of small business owners.

Coordinated through the School’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, CCBP is a collaboration among Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School, and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, which provides local small business owners with access to Columbia University’s practical resources. This two-year program helps New York City businesses with at least $250,000 in annual revenue grow and develop.

“We are extremely proud of the Columbia Community Business Program and the participants contributions to the community,” said Murray Low, director of the Lang Center. “The program offers a robust toolset for business owners to compete in today’s ever-changing business environment and a lifelong network of fellow entrepreneurs.”

The upcoming program will run from September 2012 to July 2014. In the first year, participants develop a strategic growth plan for their businesses; in the second year, they begin to execute that plan. Participants also meet regularly with a seasoned business coach, learn leadership and business skills from faculty and alumni, and establish a professional network of local entrepreneurs and business owners. Past participants in the program include Lenox Lounge, Make My Cake, and Bravo Supermarkets.