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Building a Business, Building a Lifestyle, Theme for PROPEL Program Grauduation on 9/19/13

In the Bay Area the needs and realities of lifestyle businesses can be overlooked.  There are assumptions out there that if a business is small the owners are mom and pops with no imagination who will never grow the business.  The other assumption … Continue reading

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Entrepreneurs to Pitch at BACC6 Conference

The Alliance or Community Development is seeking applications to pitch from entrepreneurs across the Bay Area, Northern California. If selected, you will have the opportunity to deliver your pitch at the BACC6 Conference in front of 200 attendees and a … Continue reading

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Business Needs the PROPEL Business Growth Program Addresses

The calls and applications for the PROPEL Business Growth Program are coming in steadily.  Contact the Alliance at, ASAP.  The Application, interviews, etc must be approved by Jan. 27.  The program starts on Jan. 29. The PROPEL Business Growth … Continue reading

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PROPEL Business Growth Forums, Product Development, Postponed from November 14, 2012 to 2013

January 14, 2013 Note:  Product Development is a vital topic but investors shifted their priorities in Q4 2012.  We made the decision to postpone and update this topic. We are doing Product Development again because it is such a vital … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2013

We are really excited about what’s coming up in 2013. Right now, the Alliance is working on a fresh round of Business Growth Forums. Under the new name, PROPEL Business Growth Forums, we are bringing together expert panelists to discuss … Continue reading

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