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Workshop in Business Opportunities, Inc.

WIBO WORKS!

aka WIBO   |   Sunnyside, NY   |  https://wibo.works/

Mission

WIBO's mission is to enable small business owners and budding entrepreneurs in under-served communities to obtain financial success by starting, operating, and building sustainable businesses that develop economic power, provide jobs and improve communities.

Ruling year info

1968

Interim Executive Director

Mr. Ted Geier

Main address

41-15 46th Street Suite 6S

Sunnyside, NY 11104 USA

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EIN

13-2635819

NTEE code info

Business and Industry (S40)

Management & Technical Assistance (J02)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Social exclusion, poverty, and substantial levels of inequalities for Individuals in society that may not have equal access to economic opportunities (e.g.: employment), or resources. These problems prevent individuals from contributing to the economic and social life of their communities and results in underutilized resources for economic activities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

How to Build a Growing and Profitable Business

WIBO conducts workshops in fall and spring of each year in seven locations: Midtown (two sessions), Harlem, downtown Brooklyn, central Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and St. Albans, Queens. At each of these locations, we offer two 16-week terms annually, for a total of 256 class sessions, serving approximately 500 participants annually. We also provide follow-up services to graduates after completion of the workshop.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

16-week workshop, "How to Build a Growing Profitable Business"

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

We teach entrepreneurial skills to formerly incarcerated individuals with a focus on them starting a sustainable business.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

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Population(s) Served
Adults

Business Advisory/Networking/Outreach

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

WIBO’s goal is to create balanced and sustainable economic growth, jobs, a positive sense of ‘place’ and improved quality of life in the communities:

1) Provide an alternate route to gainful employment for economically disadvantaged individuals through the establishment of
sustainable businesses as a highly relevant source of income for families with low socioeconomic status.

2) Spur economic growth and enhance social inclusion, particularly among women entrepreneurs.

3) Reduce recidivism and help change an individual’s position in society and create positive role models.
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WIBO enacts socio-economic strategies designed to advance small business and economic development interests in disadvantaged communities; The organization adopts a grassroots approach to the under-served population via strategic community partnership with state & federal agencies, and community stakeholders as well as increasing awareness through ongoing PR, social media, and community
involvement.

Strong leadership, for over 50 years, WIBO’s signature 16-week curriculum is delivered using best practices in adult participatory learning, tailored to the needs of start-up entrepreneurs with limited educational backgrounds. Taught by volunteer business professionals and experienced entrepreneurs, WIBO provides hands-on training in the basic concepts, tools, and skills needed to plan for and run a successful business. Students comment on their experience in WIBO as one that equipped them with heightened skills, networking opportunities, confidence, and an appreciation for their community.

WIBO has received many recognitions for the outstanding opportunities the program provides. Our economic growth organizations have all identified the WIBO program as a positive, impactful program that addresses a need in their communities.

As of 2018, WIBO has graduated more than 18,000 people that have created more than 34,000 jobs across the country. The WIBO 16-week workshop is taught by our Affiliates in 4 other U.S. cities.

WIBO provides additional resources, connection opportunities, and unique learning experiences to our alumni. We have a vibrant alumni community that continues to carry the values of the WIBO program with them as they venture forward.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Workshop in Business Opportunities, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mike Blumenfeld

Myron L. Blumenfeld & Associates

Term: 2014 - 2020


Board co-chair

Dan Hoffman

M5 Networks

Term: 2014 - 2020

Mike Blumenfeld

Myron L. Blumenfeld & Associates

Dan Hoffman

M5 Networks

Andy Dillow

The Intern Group

Tatiana Nikitini