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A Solution for Poverty
Creating Profitable Entrepreneurs Since 1966
the Workshop in Business Opportunities - WIBO

Everything STARTS with an Idea. For 50+ years, the Workshop In Business Opportunities (WIBO) has been dedicated to teaching people with a passion and a business idea how to start, operate, and grow profitable businesses.

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How We Create Profitable Entrepreneurs
Our Programs
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16-week Entrepreneur Workshop

WIBO Online Entrepreneur Workshop will help you bring your side hustle, your passion, and your business idea to life through our 16 weeks virtual workshop.

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10-week week Entrepreneur Workshop

WIBO Online Entrepreneur Workshop will help you bring your side hustle, your passion, and your business idea to life through our 10 weeks virtual workshop.

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Entrepreneur Mindset Program

WIBO combined 50+ years of teaching successful entrepreneur workshops with 20+ years of leadership development training to create an experiential program designed to produce exceptional, successful entrepreneurs.

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WIBO Academy

WIBO Academy was created to assist our graduates with growing their businesses by learning new marketing skills, creating amazing customer experiences, and growing their companies by learning how to work on the business, not in the business.

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WIBO Across The Country
WIBO Affiliate Partner Program
About the Affiliate Partner Program

We seek partners that share our mission to help enterprising men and women from underserved communities develop economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship.

Affiliate Partners

Bridgeport Ct.
Philadelphia Pa.
Shreveport La.
St. Louis Mo.
Waco Tx.

Our Next WIBO Virtual Peer-to-Peer Workshop begins Wednesday June 15, 2022

Our 10-week How to Build a Growing Profitable Business” workshop” focus is on providing knowledge, opening up networks, and preparing you for success in business.

Let it Work for You. Enroll today!
Scholarships Available for Veterans, NYCHA Residents, and Recently Incarcerated individuals

WIBO Graduates Talk About Their WIBO Experience

WIBO Guides to Growing a Successful Business

The Checklist for Effective Leadership

WIBO’s The Checklist for Effective Leaders is a short guide that provides 15 Leadership qualities for you to check off as you improve your leadership skills.

The checklist cover key areas like Focus, Confidence, Transparency, Integrity and more.

Download the Guide HERE

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Leadership

This guide will answer several questions:

    • What makes a great leader?
    • Why is leadership important?
    • How can I be a good leader?

Download the Guide Here

WIBO’s Small Business Survive & Thrive Guide

WIBO graduates learned that there are opportunities in adversity and they shared their insights for us to create the: WIBO Small Business Survive and Thrive Guide.”

This guide was written to provide you with crucial skills and insights to seize those unique opportunities that come from uncertainty in business.

Download the Guide Here

Why WIBO is the leader in teaching Entrepreneurs since 1966.

The WIBO workbook is designed to assist you in taking the needed steps to start and grow your business. Our workshops are based on peer to peer learning and immediately putting acquired knowledge into action steps.

Understand the Numbers

Learn how to calculate your break-even and be able to articulate the feasibility of your business for potential financing opportunities.

Learn from Business Experts

Your class facilitator and your volunteer instructors are experts in their respective fields, and they are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Build your Business Network

In addition to the business experts, you’ll meet, your peer entrepreneurs will become an amazing network of support in your entrepreneurial journey

Develop a Plan for Success

During your 16 week experience, you’ll crystallize your plan to move from having an idea in your head to a real plan for action written on paper.

Join an Amazing Business Family

WIBO graduates are doing business all around the country and as a WIBO alumnus you get access to our growing family of entrepreneurs

Lifetime Business Support

As your business grows and evolves you may face new challenges and the WIBO family will be there to assist your growing company.

WIBO's Impact on Underserved Communities

Since 1966 WIBO has made substantial gains in underutilized communities through our 10-week and 16-week workshops.

  • 65% of WIBO entrepreneurs are African-American
  • 82% of WIBO entrepreneurs are women
  • 50% of WIBO business owners report the business is their main source of income
  • Over 54% of WIBO graduates are in business after 5 years.

WIBO by the numbers

WIBO Graduates
Jobs Created
WIBO Affiliates

We Are A Leader In The Entrepreneurial Development Industry.

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