Participants of Community Forge's inaugural cohort of the Bloom Program
“Community Forge has given my business the opportunity to showcase the items that we make, they have also given us a platform, education, and help to establish our businesses and get them off the ground. They are providing us with services like getting an accountant, getting an attorney, and just providing us that one-on-one support that our small businesses need. We can't get that help from any other agencies, so Community Forge has stepped up to the plate.”
In September of 2020, Community Forge launched the first cohort of the Bloom Program. Participants are provided with one-on-one business strategy coaches, special funding opportunities, and peer-to-peer support groups designed to ensure their business is able to stabilize, pivot, and grow.