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Programs

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FIM Business Showers, is a comprehensive twelve-week business development program valued at $10,000 per person and designed to empower entrepreneurs on the brink of launching or those who have recently embarked on their entrepreneurial journey and seek vital support.

Throughout the program, participants undergo rigorous training sessions, where they demystify the art of securing grants, acquiring loans, alongside mastering effective marketing strategies through the development of comprehensive business plans.

But here's the twist – it's not just about learning; it's about thriving in a competitive arena! As participants absorb the experience, they gain knowledge and refine their strategies, they're gearing up for the ultimate showdown.  

At the program's climax, businesses get to pitch their ventures in front of a prestigious panel, vying for a coveted spot among the elite twelve to receive a Business Shower during our annual celebration.

Beyond the honor of being a finalist in this highly sought after program, successful candidates win a Business Shower which makes them the spotlight of our annual celebration; while they gain access to additional invaluable connections, resources, funding, and additional training, propelling their business launches towards unparalleled success.

It's an exhilarating journey where preparation meets opportunity, and success becomes the inevitable outcome.

We support middle and high school youth who have a passion and desire for entrepreneurship.   We believe in pouring into those who will be instrumental to our future success.  This program is ran concurrently with our adult business showers.  However, the curriculum is tailored and developmentally designed for each age group. 

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The Annual Trailblazer Award of Service is provided for a dedicated senior within our community who has shown a sustained commitment to supporting the business community through their support or direct entrepreneurial efforts. Honorees must reside in Mecklenburg County. Business Showers honors  up to 3 Trailblazers each year during The Annual Business Showers and Networking Event. 

Brief description of event

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Holly Plant

More information coming soon regarding our wonderful holiday celebration!

The Annual Hero Service Award recognizes members of our service community who have shown a dedication to serving and protecting at an exemplary level in our community. Our uniformed honoree is someone vested in the community as, not only a valued hero but a small business owner, as well. 

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