For true creative artists.

Do you want to start a business? Are you looking to expand or grow your business? Do you need to access capital or improve your credit?


This 12-week course offers hands-on training in business planning and management.

WHO: Current entrepreneurs looking to improve, strengthen or expand their business or aspiring owners with a strong business idea.

WHAT: A 12-week course with hands-on training to teach business fundamentals (bookkeeping, budgeting, marketing, financing & more!). There will be weekly virtual group classes complemented by independent homework sessions.

WHEN: September 14 – December 7, 2022, with an orientation session on September 7. Classes are held once a week on Wednesday evenings, 6pm-9pm. Another session will be held in the Spring.

COST: $60. Payment plans are available. 

Subsidized rates are available for local residents in zip code 11226 and for NYCHA residents in any zip code.

Classes and coaching are offered in English. In the future, we will also offer the class in Haitian Creole.


Yes, I’m ready to get started! 

  1. In order to join the Community Business Academy, you must first attend a free information session. Our team is excited to meet you and answer any questions you may have! Info sessions are held every Friday at 6pm at Mangrove (2123 Caton Ave). Join us on any of these days:
    • July 22, 2022
    • August 5, 2022
    • August 12, 2022
    • August 19, 2022
    • August 26, 2022
    • September 9, 2022

  1. Complete this interest form to make sure you receive information about next steps.

I’m interested but want to talk more first!

Get in touch! The Mangrove team can set up time with you to share more about our programming and success stories of other entrepreneurs just like you.

  • CALL 917-765-9005
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