Brooklyn Business Mentoring Initiative

The Atlantic Avenue BID, BOC Women’s Business Center, and the YWCA of Brooklyn  
announce the
Brooklyn Business Mentoring Initiative

Attention: Start-up Entrepreneurs – Apply Today!


  • Entrepreneurs who are Brooklyn residents, 18+ years old.
  • Who are in the process of starting or have recently opened a storefront business.


  • A dynamic, 4-month mentoring program that will match new entrepreneurs with mentors who are successful, retail business owners on Atlantic Avenue.
  • Mentors will provide industry-specific, tailored advice on diverse business topics that mentees have identified they would like help with, such as marketing, merchandising, location selection, customer relations, and more.
  • In addition, mentees will be invited to participate in business workshops and have year-round access to a business counselor through BOC Network.


  • March 2015 through June 2015


  • The program will occur at retail store and project locations in the downtown Brooklyn area.

Apply today

  • CLICK HERE to fill out the attached application form and email the completed form and supporting documents
  • Applications are due Friday January 30, 2015 by 12:00 pm EST.
  • Finalists will be interviewed and selected in February 2015.

Business mentors have expertise in running diverse types of businesses including: fashion, retail, specialty cookware, specialty foods, a grocery store, and more.

Only complete applications received by the deadline from qualified applicants will be considered.