The Business Incubator 

Do you need support and guidance when it comes to successfully growing your business? The Job & Business Academy presents “The Business Incubator” - it may be for you. 

This free program will help budding entrepreneurs take their ideas from concept to reality over the course of ten weeks. We are seeking entrepreneurs in the food, retail, or service industries that are in the early stages of business development and looking to grow their small business online. 

A team of experts will help you gain the knowledge to grow and scale your business. The program will include workshops, peer support groups, pitch deck development, and one-on-one support. Upon completing the program you will be eligible to participate in a pitch deck competition and win up to $5000 for your business.

Apply today here; applications are now being accepted. 

The deadline to apply for the spring cohort is March 18, 2022. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program is scheduled to be virtual. If there are any changes to this, we will let participants know. 


Application Requirements

  • Business that can operate online
  • Early stages 


Q: My business isn’t making any revenue; can I still apply?

A: Yes, the program is for individuals that have newly started their business.

Q: Are the classes in person?

A: No, due to Covid-19 all classes will be held online. 

Q: Is there really prize money?

A: Yes, selected participants can enter the Pitch Deck Competition to win up to $5,000 towards their business.

Q: After I apply, when will I receive information about my participation in the program?

A: Accepted individuals will receive a congratulatory email and/or call at least a week before the start of the program.

Q: I have a business partner; can we both apply for the program?

A: No, one person should apply for the team and must respond “yes” to if you have a business partner.

Q: How can I reach out for more information?

A: Please email and wait 24 hours for a reply.

This program is funded by Verizon, Bank of America, and Richmond County Savings.