A Service For Self-Employment Training and Support

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2200 Jefferson Ave. - 1st fl
Toledo, Ohio 43604
P: 419.251.9870
F: 419.243.8002
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A Service for Self Employment Training and Support provides practical, experience-based training for those starting or expanding a small business. The results are empowerment, economic independence, the promotion of economic and social justice, the creation of stronger families and neighborhoods in the city, strengthening of character and values, and creation new jobs.

Mentoring ServicesMentoring

Participants are matched with volunteer mentors who counsel and encourage the participants in developing their business. Mentors maintain contact with the business owner for a minimum of six months. The relationship can continue beyond that time. The one-to-one relationship includes planning, problem solving, brainstorming, active listening, etc. 
MicroLoans ServicesMicroLoans

A goal is to have a lending dimension to this program as ASSETS develops. Graduates of the program may apply for a small loan once this is in place. Loan recipients are required to participate in the mentoring program. A Loan Review Committee reviews all loan inquiries. 
Support ServicesSupport

Support Network: An alumni group exists for peer support, networking, and ongoing technical assistance for those in business. 
Networking ServicesNetworking

Support Network: An alumni group exists for peer support, networking, and ongoing technical assistance for those in business. 
Training ServicesTraining

The basics of setting up and running a small business are taught during a 13-week, 50-hour training course, which meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Participants complete a business plan workbook which will serve as a blueprint for their business. The teachers/trainers are volunteers in the business and professional community, teaching from an experienced-based approach. 

2200 Jefferson Ave. - 1st fl, Toledo, Ohio43604
P: 419.251.9870, F: 419.243.8002

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to assist self-motivated individuals in Northwest Ohio who have a personal vision for self-employment and small business initiatives, but limited resources, by providing hands-on-training, peer networking, and support network and capital.


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