My Business Jump Start
Study at your own pace to qualify to compete, plus login to our Zoom Review & Q&A webinars
Free Online Course. Ongoing access to May 15.
Study the essentials of starting and tending a new business through online readings at your own pace using your computer, tablet or cell phone.
Engage with others via Zoom in our six-part webinar series to address your questions and share experiences.
Earn a certificate of program completion from the My Own Business Institute and CEDF by completing the final exam with a score of 80% or higher.
Compete in the Citizen’s Bank $10,000 Business Encouragement Award Competition. Success on the exam qualifies you to participate by presenting your business concept in a three-minute video pitch. Winners judged by the bank’s small business experts.
Grow your business with free on-going assistance thru the Jump Start Mentoring resources.
Deciding on a Business * Home Based Business
The Business Plan * Financing the Business
Business Organization * Licenses and Permits
Business Insurance * Location and Leasing
Accounting and Cash Flow * Managing Employees
E-Commerce * Opening and Marketing
March 1 to May 15, 2021 — Take the course and complete your exam. Login provided after registration.
April and early May
Connect with your peers and business experts in your community during the Zoom remote Review Sessions.
Wednesday, April 7, 9 am -- Deciding on a Business * Home Based Business
Tuesday, April 13, 10 am -- The Business Plan * Financing the Business
Tuesday, April 20, 5:30 pm -- Business Organization * Licenses and Permits
Tuesday, April 27, Noon Business Insurance * Location and Leasing
Tuesday, May 4, 5:30 pm -- Accounting and Cash Flow * Managing Employees
Tuesday, May 11, 1 pm -- E-Commerce * Opening and Marketing
May 22, 2021 — Deadline for competition qualifiers to submit their pitch entries. Rules and tips for entry success.
June 4, 2021 — Citizen’s Bank announces winners of the Jump-Start Competition. Watch the competitors’ presentations for inspiration on our website.