The Micro-Business Institute at Pittsburgh Community Services
Pittsburgh’s Community Action Agency
The Micro-Business Institute (MBI) of Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. strives to address the current and prevalent issues of unemployment, underemployment, and poverty in the City of Pittsburgh by capitalizing on the inherent talents, skills, and entrepreneurship ability of low-wealth City residents. Dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable micro-businesses which will stimulate economic development, self-sufficiency, and job creation in poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, the MBI offers entrepreneurship education and training, financial literacy training and financial goal planning, and access to micro-enterprise resources and networks.
The Micro-Business Institute is designed to augment business ownership for underserved/disadvantaged entrepreneur-type clients. The mandates incorporate assistance with exploring business opportunities which facilitate clients’ actions toward identifying and setting financial goals; and implementing and analyzing market research for product/service demands and availability. The Institute coordinates workshop presentations, which will help clients identify resources which create good working relationships with financial institutions and government assistance programs, which aid entrepreneurs with loans and other small business development processes.
MBI is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable micro-businesses which will stimulate economic development, self-sufficiency, and job creation in low wealth/struggling neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
- Entrepreneurship education and training;
- Financial literacy training and financial goal planning;
- Access to micro-enterprise resources and networks.