Board Members

 

Glenda Cousins, Chairperson
Impact Academy

 

Della Rucker, Vice Chairperson
The Wise Economy

 

Zameris Geleszinski, Treasurer
Blow Out Z Bar

 

Gwen L. Robinson
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

 

Kenneth Blewett
Proctor and Gamble

 

Lebruan Colvin
Studio Endure, Owner

 

Christine Hawkins
Jump Start Marketing

 

Christopher Calvert
Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Our mission is to promote individual self sufficiency and community economic development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship among low and moderate income people.

The Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative, Inc., was established in 1998. GCMI is an unprecedented partnership of human service agencies, local banks and businesses working together to provide economic empowerment opportunities to individuals and communities through job creation and self-employment opportunities by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship. GCMI is a non-profit 501(C) 3 organization located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

GCMI's Business Coaches and Support Staff have over 60 years of small business and financial services experience. The GCMI Team knows that it takes more than just money to start and successfully operate a business. We provide not only access to capital but most importantly knowledge and business support to help our clients start and stay in business.

 

The Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative, Inc. believes your dreams are serious business. If you have a dream of self-employment, then GCMI is for you! While GCMI focuses on new entrepreneurs, start up businesses, young businesses (2 years or less), or those who are ready to take make their side business their main source of income, we also have also partnered with area small business service providers to help support you and your business at any stage or level.  From a 20 year old business owner to an emerging growing business GCMI can help you identify the resources and support in the Greater Cincinnati community you need to make you and/or your business a success.  Support is a phone call away!

   

 

Focus: To increase business knowledge and business skills of every small business owner and entrepreneur in our program.