Business Training

SBIDC's flagship business program is Plan for Growth, a multi-week business management and leadership program designed for manufacturers, makers and creative entrepreneurs in Southwest Brooklyn. It is hosted by SBIDC in partnership with consulting firm Skopos Collective.
For a reduced fee, businesses have weekly access to expert instructors and consultants in the fields of leadership, business strategy, finance, marketing and management. Over 130 businesses have graduated from the program since its inception in 2016.

Upcoming Programs & Events

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Past Programs
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Plan for Growth. Alumni Reunion. Celebrating 8 Years of Plan for Growth
Thursday, October 19th, 2023 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Strong Rope Brewery. 185 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn NY, 11231
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Tarot for Business Insights (Plan for Growth 8-Year Anniversary Series)
Monday, October 16th, 2023 All Day Event
Remote and In-Person
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Workshop: Mastering the Lease Agreement (Plan for Growth 8-Year Anniversary Series)
Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Innovation Lab - Industry City. 87-35 Street (2nd Floor) Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Plan For Growth Fall Cohort
September 20th, 2023
Innovation Lab, Industry City 87 35th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

What past Plan for Growth Participants are saying

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The fact that this class is designed around creative entrepreneurs and what we all need as artists is extremely valuable. I love the structure and approachability of each session and the facilitators were all super knowledgeable and great.
Sana Malik
Meerkat Media
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This is a great class for any founder in any stage of business. Even if you are way ahead in the business, PFG makes you pause and rethink whether your values and mission are truly buttoned up
Suniti Ramanujam
Pure Mitti
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This class changed the way our company approaches our goals, and demystified the tools of marketing ourselves organically! We went from vague aspirations to clear action items in a matter of weeks, and we’ve gained clients directly because of it.
Eric Phillips-Horst
Meerkat Media
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When I started PFG, I knew my craft, but not my business. PFG filled the knowledge gaps that were preventing me from achieving my goals.
Dave Cicirelli
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Plan for Growth is the best thing I did for my business this year. I really can’t say enough good things about my experience taking the class…There’s a big focus on creating and implementing systems because this is key for growth.
Rebecca Atwood
Rebecca Atwood Designs
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Being in a room with peer businesses was amazing, as too often being an entrepreneur can be an isolating life path. The insight I gained on branding and finances will help us realize the goals for our businesses.
Auria Abraham
Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen
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Plan for Growth is a bootcamp for small entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their business. The value that the instructors bring is what I hoped I could afford from consultants I admire. Highly recommend!
Mateen Pouyafar
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