AT NO COST TO YOU, GET FUNDING FOR Fresh Start Business Incubator/Fresh Start of Illinois WHEN YOU: Buy a Home / Sell a Home / Lease Commercial Property
Your Future Real Estate Transaction can Support Fresh Start Business Incubator
As a member of Investing In Communities®, Fresh Start Business Incubator (FSBI) can receive funding as a result of any brokered real estate transaction – home sales, home purchases, or commercial leases. As more supporters use this platform, before engaging a real estate agent, FSBI will have more resources to support local entrepreneurs.
Background of FSBI
Fresh Start of Illinois was formed in 2009 when the mayor or Libertyville, IL reached out to a number of the community’s business leaders to request help for the many people becoming unemployed due to the recession. These leaders banded together to assist in resume writing, interview training and other services to assist their neighbors in finding jobs. As the recession wore on, the group began to realize that a lot of the people coming to them wanted to start businesses, control their own futures and put corporate life behind them. The group reconfigured, brought in mentors, and launched Fresh Start Business Incubator.
Support for Entrepreneurs
Some of the ways FSBI supports incubator clients:
- Legal assistance
- Assistance with financial and accounting management
- Business plan
- Networking with other entrepreneurs
- Marketing assistance
- Business training programs
- Coworking and private office spaces
- Access to industry mentors and professional advisors
Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Helps Local Entrepreneurs
At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about supporting local entrepreneurs can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for FSBI. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,350 of free funding. Support FSBI by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs.
Location: Libertyville, Illinois
Focus Area: Community Development, Education
Budget: Less than $250k