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  • Have an idea, but are not sure how to develop it?

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Special Announcement from GCMI Executive Director Willie Hill



The Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative (GCMI) is an entrepreneurial education program designed to help Individuals and small business owners develop and recognize opportunities for their business. GCMI has been supporting and developing entrepreneurs for since 1998. 


If your dream is to own your business the Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative, Inc. (GCMI) can help. GCMI has developed entrepreneurial training classes specifically structured to help you develop your business model or Business plan, while providing you with access to small business lending, one-on-one technical assistance, and many other small business resources.


GCMI provides Entrepreneurship Education, Small Business Training, Business Coaching, Access to Capital, and supportive resources to low to moderate income individuals or business owners.


GCMI recognizes the potential of all our program participants to expand their entrepreneurial mindset and recognize opportunities both professionally and personally.

  • Searching for your next career?
  • Have you developed certain skills that could be used to start your own business?