The EAP Mission

Our Mission

Increase business ownership among minorities, women, dislocated workers and disabled individuals by providing an intensive program of classroom training, technical assistance and ongoing business support during enterprise formation.

Our Objectives

  1. Increase number of new businesses owned by minorities, women, dislocated workers and disabled persons
  2. Expand sales and employment levels of minority and women owned firms during the first 1-5 years of operation (critical years)
  3. Decrease the business failure rates among firms owned by minorities and women

What EAP Does?

  1. Assist aspiring entrepreneurs in refining the business idea, preparing the business plan and developing the new business
  2. Help transform home-based, informal businesses into viable enterprises
  3. Assist micro-enterprises to expand into small scale growth companies

What Gap EAP Fills?

  1. Basic business skills development
  2. Handholding in planning and development of new business venture
  3. Ongoing management coaching once the business is operating
  4. “Bootstrap” financing assistance for entrepreneurs with limited recourses


  1. Community outreach
  2. Entrepreneurship training
  3. Technical Assistance
  4. Client tracking and evaluation
  5. Assistance in accessing financing