Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Program (ELI)
Communities large and small are fueled by the drive of small business owners. SERCAP knows the important role small business owners play in local communities and is proud to deliver programs to support small business owners’ unique needs.
SERCAP has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) (opens new window) to bring the SERCAP Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) Program to residents living in rural communities throughout the Southeast. The ELI Program is 4-8 week cutting-edge training that provides participants with intensive coursework geared towards developing the entrepreneurial mindset. The curriculum covers a variety of concepts, including:
- Power of Choice
- Recognizing Opportunity
- Ideas into Action
- Pursuit of Knowledge
- Creating Wealth
- Building your Brand
- Creating Community
- Power of Persistence
ELI participants will gain knowledge, develop skills, and get connected to resources that will enable them to improve their own economic self-sufficiency, and establish entrepreneurial opportunities in their communities. Upon completion of the program, participants receive an ELI Certificate and qualify for follow-up entrepreneurial services.
Ready to learn more? Contact SERCAP Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Program Assistant Britni Arrington today!
Small Business Loan Program
SERCAP’s Small Business Loan Program delivers loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to expand an existing business that primarily serves a rural population. SERCAP’s Small Business Loan product has an interest rate of 9% and can be used for working capital, inventory, property renovation, and financial management systems.
SERCAP’s Small Business Loan Program focuses on serving existing businesses looking to grow or expand. If you participate in and graduate from SERCAP’s ELI Entrepreneurship Program, the existing business requirement will be waived and entrepreneurs can qualify for SERCAP’s Small Business Loan Product to start a new business.