Tailored business assistance to help small businesses respond, retool, and remain open for business.
Bridgeway has partnered with Paramount Pursuits to launch Open for Business. The program offers free marketing and business services to Allegheny County-based small businesses and nonprofits located in low- and moderate-income areas to help them recover from the immediate impact of COVID-19 and reposition businesses for long-term success.
Applicants are asked to complete a business scan with Bridgeway's Entrepreneurship Hub.
One-on-one access to specialists in the fields of business development planning, accounting, legal services, marketing, and credit counseling.
COVID response assistance to help businesses retool to operate during the pandemic and beyond, including access to digital and social media marketing advising strategies, eCommerce training, and space redesign consultation.
The opportunity for start-up and under-developed businesses to participate in Paramount’s intensive 12-month cohort-style program. The program provides comprehensive business development mentorship as well as peer support and networking opportunities. To learn more, contact Trish Digliodo of Paramount Pursuits at 412.790.1100 or email@example.com.
Bridgeway and Paramount will tailor the services provided to the needs of each participating business or nonprofit.
Who is eligible?
Small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns.
Small businesses and nonprofits located in low and moderate-income areas in Allegheny County, eligible municipalities include: Avalon, Bellevue, Blawnox, Braddock, Braddock Hills, Carnegie, City of Clairton, Coraopolis, City of Duquesne, East Pittsburgh, Elizabeth, Forward, Glassport, Homestead, McKees Rocks, Millvale, Mt. Oliver, North Braddock, Pitcairn, Rankin, Sharpsburg, Stowe, Swissvale, Tarentum, Turtle Creek, Verona, Versailles, Wall, Whitaker, Wilkinsburg, Wilmerding
Located elsewhere? Bridgeway’s Entrepreneurship Hub has services available for small businesses, including access to one-on-one specialists. To learn more contact, Talpha Harris at 412.201.2450 x115 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit the Entrepreneurship Hub webpage. Entrepreneurship Hub
How to Apply?
Applicants are asked to complete a business scan with Bridgeway’s Entrepreneurship Hub.
The business scan includes completing an intake survey and conversational interview, during which you discuss your needs and goals. Business documents may be requested.
Connect with Talpha Harris of Bridgeway Capital and Trish Digliodo of Paramount Pursuits to learn more.
Begin your Open for Business application online by clicking get started. GET STARTED