Oakdale Neighbors works with neighborhood residents and others to develop business plans and seek resources for starting a business.
BizNiz BizNiz is an entrepreneurship class than equips youth to start and run their own businesses. The program is based on material and curricula from Entrenuity, Making Cents International, and Generation E Institute. The program can be organized as an in-school or after-school class, a 30-hour evening workshop, or a one-week summer camp. This fast-paced experience includes learning activities, discussions, business simulation games, exercises, computer simulations, field trips and more. By the end of the class, participants will have a plan for securing start-up capital and launching their business. Research has shown that entrepreneurship education can be beneficial for youth even if they do not start a business.
Business Planning Oakdale Neighbors is eager to see businesses established and strengthened in the Oakdale/Boston Square neighborhood. Mind the Gap, a recent study by Neighborhood Ventures showed that many resources "leak" out of this neighborhood because residents are served by too few businesses. Detroit has completed a similar study: Detroit Neighborhood Market DrillDown. Oakdale Neighbors wants to do a detailed market analysis of the neighborhood. If you would like to help with this effort, click HERE.
If you have a business idea and want help developing a business plan, contact Oakdale Neighbors at 248-2848 or submit the form below. Businesses located in the Oakdale neighborhood or Boston Square Business District are urged to access resources available through Neighborhood Ventures.
Neighborhood Bike Shop Oakdale Neighbors is establishing a neighborhood bike shop. For more information, click HERE.