Come join us.
Be a Business Level Member of
the Business Development Center
Business members are businesses that are looking to use the Center as a way to generate new business opportunities. Members who are looking to find reliable business resources and/or partners can obtain a list of recommended vendors from the center. Business Members pay a minimum annual fee of $100 to be included on that list. Additional donations are welcomed.
To qualify as a Business Member and be listed in the directory the business must be established and vetted as reliable by SCORE. Businesses listed in the directory are ranked by a system that reflects their commitment to the neighborhoods served by the Center. Because the Center’s Key Performance Indicators include businesses supported by the Center receiving qualified professional support, businesses are encouraged to use the services of Business Member organizations. If that member cannot afford the professional services of the selected Business Member organization, the Center will pay the Business Member’s full fee.
Those costs are covered by sponsor donations to a general fund, a specified Professional Services Fund or by Business Members donating the cost of their services to the Center. Business Members that generate new business through the referral directory are required to donate a specified percentage (5 %) of their revenues from the referred business back to the center unless they opted to donate the cost of their services. Business members also have the opportunity to market to the Center database, benefit from tax deductible donation opportunities, appear on the television program and sponsor television programs.
Finally and possibly most importantly, Business members can receive referrals from the Center’s talent database. Standard members coming to the center have access to Career Readiness training. They are connected to soft skills training through the Center and through other community programs collaborating with the Center such as Bridges out of Poverty, Goodwill, WorkOne, Kingdom Life Christian Cathedral and others. The Center Career Readiness Training prepares workers for Business Members and provides necessary support services to enable their success.
From community prior to Center launch 10 pts
Hire 30% people from the community 10 pts
Commitment to CUC principles 25 pts
Volunteer in Center or PISB 20 pts
Hire ex-offenders 10 pts
Hire below poverty line 15 pts
Pay livable wage 10 pts
Total 100 pts
*Business Member that generate new business through the referral directory are required to donate 5% of their revenues from the referred business back to the center unless they opted to donate the cost of their services.
Project Impact South Bend, Inc.
55501 Moss Road
South Bend, IN 46628
When you donate to Project Impact South Bend, Inc, you help ensure that the programs that benefit our entire community continue. Your contribution will help provide anti-violence, life skills, job readiness training in our community. Our programs cannot succeed without your support.