Nominate & Apply


The 2019 program year is concluded. Be on the lookout for information on the 2020 program year in the coming weeks! For questions, contact the ICCC team at 


Nominating partners are our eyes and ears on the ground, and we rely on you to identify business owners who have an appetite for growth and the potential to strengthen their surrounding communities. ICCC hopes to support your ongoing commitment to creating a sustainable small business ecosystem, and we look forward to partnering with you to offer our program as an additional resource for business owners in your network.

ICCC has created the Nominator Process Packet to best assist you through the nomination process, and it outlines the full nomination and application process, best practices for identifying and nominating business owners, and FAQs.

Nominate business owners you believe can benefit from the ICCC program via our online Nomination Form.

If you would like to nominate more than 6 business owners, use our Nomination Template and email it back to

Business owners who wish to self-nominate should skip the nomination step and apply online.

“This is a great opportunity for our members to grow through education and to connect with women and other small businesses. ICCC is a wonderful resource that we couldn’t provide without our partnership.” Pamela Williamson, President & CEO, WBEC-West, 2018 ICCC Los Angeles Nominator


Are you a business owner in an economically-distressed area that is looking to build capacity, get access to capital and contracts, and hire more employees? Then the ICCC program is for you!

Designed for busy executives of all levels, ICCC is the only program of its kind to provide capacity-building education, one-on-one coaching, and connections to capital!

Apply here to take advantage of this tuition-free program and join a growing network of over 2,900 business owners

For questions about the program, either schedule a call with an ICCC representative, or reach out to or (617) 238-3019.

“Coming from a non-finance background, I have often felt at a disadvantage. The presentations lifted the veil and showed that finance is both comprehensive and a topic that can be mastered!” CapeBuilt Development, 2017 Boston ICCC Participant


A business must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible for participation in ICCC: *

  • Be an independent, for-profit or non-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship
  • Have its headquarters or more than 51% of its physical operations located in an economically-distressed area OR have more than 40% of employees residing in an economically-distressed area.
  • Be past the survival stage. We typically work with businesses with annual revenues of at least $500,000.
  • Have been in operation for two years or more and past the proof-of-concept stage. ICCC does not accept start-up companies.

*On a case-by-case basis, ICCC will consider businesses that do not meet all of the specified criteria on the recommendation of a nominator.

For questions regarding the nomination process, contact us at (617) 238-3019 or

Nomination and Application Process

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