- July 29, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Traditionally, high poverty zip codes have fewer microenterprise startups, but communities like Auburn have been determined to make microenterprise development a priority. In January, the city of Auburn sponsored a pilot program for startups of under two years and entrepreneurs who qualified as microenterprise. The participants had to be residents of Auburn and qualify as low to moderate income. The program was implemented by the Cayuga Economic Development Agency. The goal of the program was to encourage and support the microenterprise business community of Auburn.
The program consisted of educational sessions, mentoring and networking. Presenters included subject matter experts from HR One, Hancock Estabrook LLP, Canandaigua Insurance Agency, Maple Seed Creative, In House Graphic Design Inc., Dermody, Burke & Brown CPAs LLC, Lean on Me Business Solutions and Tompkins Trust Co. Five of the participants successfully completed the program and were…