Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a tuition-free executive leadership training program designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help business owners in under-resourced communities build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment. ICCC is uniquely designed to provide three critical elements for sustainable growth:
Since 2005, our program has evolved to meet the changing needs of small business owners across the nation. We know that small businesses, especially those in under-resourced communities, will likely be hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis, and now, more than ever, are in need of capacity-building education, one-on-one coaching, and access to capital, fundamental components of the ICCC program.
As a result, ICCC is adjusting our curriculum to prioritize business recovery strategies, as well as sharing information about capital resources available to support small business owners as they recover from the coronavirus crisis. In addition, ICIC has created the Small Business Resource Center, which hosts a wide range of national and local resources aimed at supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I can’t wait to get back and start to reorganize and build structure for my employees and have a better customer satisfaction.”
Horchateria Rio Luna, 2017 ICCC Los Angeles Participant
From 2005-2018, 2,894 ICCC alumni have averaged 120% growth in revenue, created 21,390 jobs, and raised $2.23 billion in capital. As our alumni succeed, we promote sustainable business growth in underserved communities across the country.
“This opportunity has put to mind all the things we have tried to accomplish but didn’t know how!”
Eggroll Café, 2017 ICCC Boston Participant
ICCC is a national program offered in cities across the United States. Click on your city below for more information on program dates and the application process. If you do not see your city listed, click here for information about our virtual seminar series.
|Atlanta, GA||Houston, TX|
|Baltimore, MD||Inland Empire, CA|
|Boston, MA||Memphis, TN|
|Central Valley, CA||Philadelphia, PA|
|Chicago, IL||Portland, OR|
|Fresno, CA||San Diego, CA|
|Hartford, CT||Springfield & Western MA|
The ICCC Program is divided into four components designed to maximize the participant’s experience and accommodate their busy schedules.
“This is a well-run program. The seminar was a great beginning to address my business needs, and I am extremely grateful to be a part of this initiative.”
Brown Farmer Media Group, 2018 ICCC Chicago
A business must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for participation in ICCC: *
*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.
Do you know of any businesses that fit this profile? If so, NOMINATE them today encourage them to apply!
Does your business fit this profile? If so, APPLY today!
For questions regarding the nomination process or eligibility, contact us at (617) 238-3019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.