Free Support for Businesses in Palm Bay

Palm Bay City LogoThe City of Palm Bay has partnered with weVENTURE Women’s Business Center to provide business coaching and technical assistance to help the city’s small and micro-businesses respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services are FREE and available in both English and Spanish, and ALL Businesses in Palm Bay are eligible, regardless of the owner’s gender.  In fact, about 20% of weVENTURE WBC clients are male!

Los servicios son GRATUITOS, están disponibles tanto en inglés como en español, y TODOS los negocios en Palm Bay son elegibles, independientemente del sexo del propietario. De hecho, ¡aproximadamente el 20% de los clientes de weVENTURE son hombres!

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weVENTURE offers highly effective and personalized training for star-ups and established businesses, as well as solopreneurs and those just considering entrepreneurship. Your business has the opportunity to benefit from the following:

  • Complimentary business coaching
  • Free business trainings and seminars
  • Marketing plan support
  • Business plan preparation and refinement
  • Mentoring support from industry experts
  • Strategic guidance

About the Program

Thanks to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, weVENTURE WBC has hired business coaches dedicated to working with clients from Palm Bay.  Though this funding is usually restricted to affordable housing and related matters, Congress expanded its uses to include special economic development to support entrepreneurs in census tracts with a majority low- or moderate-income (LMI) residents – and Palm Bay officials tapped weVENTURE WBC to help.

All businesses in Palm Bay will be asked to complete a LMI self-declaration form from HUD in addition to the required SBA 641 form all weVENTURE WBC clients must complete.  Those individuals or businesses in qualifying census tracts will work with one of the dedicated Palm Bay Business Coaches.  All other clients will be assigned to another weVENTURE WBC coach. 

As part of the program, qualifying businesses may also have the opportunity to participate in special programming, like Peer Groups or IGNITE 360, at no cost. 

Using the CDBG-CV funds in this way has expanded the capacity of weVENTURE WBC to serve those businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact a weVENTURE WBC Business Coach to get started today! weventure@fit.edu


This project was funded in part with the assistance of the City of Palm Bay through federal Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development under Title I of the Federal Housing and Community Development Act, as amended.