SpringGR started in 2014 with a pilot class to see if there was a need in our community for grassroots business training. Now we have grown to offer SpringGR at five locations throughout the city, with 313 graduates and 245 businesses.
- Calvin Stith, CNN Cleaning
-Terry Dumas, Good Neighbor Lawn Care
Our participants come from diverse backgrounds - but they all come with a desire to own their own business. As they go through the program, our entrepreneurs follow one of three paths:
Start a small, part-time business to support their family
Start a full-time business to employ others
Decide that business is not the right fit for them
Success is different for everyone, and we continue to support our graduates with helpful resources for two years after they complete the training experience.