At the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP), we believe in the entrepreneurial spirit. We believe it can unleash imagination, create opportunities, reinvent the market, rebuild communities, and transform the world. If you need the expertise to start or grow your business, we’re here to help with a unique one-to-one personalized coaching program.
Established to encourage and advance minority entrepreneurship in underserved urban-core neighborhoods, the UEP coaches entrepreneurs, fosters job creation, and promotes opportunities for economic profitability, success and organizational sustainability.
We operate in Kansas City and also in New Orleans and Baton Rouge through the UEP Gulf Coast Inc., a unique program tailored to assist in revitalizing the Gulf Coast economy in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
In each location, our unique and comprehensive approach combines intensive business education and one-to-one coaching by UEP staff and other experienced entrepreneurs. We also use a sophisticated, real-time data collection process to:
- assess business strengths and challenges;
- monitor business growth, development, and profitability;
- track measurable outcomes; and
- report trends.
To ensure client confidentiality and safeguard proprietary information, all data is processed and reported in aggregate form.
Entrepreneurs participating in our program receive a personalized development plan (PDP) incorporating relevant goals and outcomes, including:
- proving the business concept,
- identifying the market,
- developing a marketing strategy,
- developing a financial system,
- accessing financing through viable financing strategies, and
- capitalizing on technology.
The UEP operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by public and nonprofit-sector resources.
For more information, please contact us.