Welcome to WIBO
For more than 50 years the Workshop in Business Opportunities “WIBO” has taught more than 18,000 business owners how to grow a sustainable business through our 16 weeks “How to Build a Growing Profitable Business” workshop.
Review our WIBO programs that develop Successful Entrepreneurs like our 16-week “How to Build a Growing Profitable Business.” workshop and our WIBO Academy for WIBO graduates that have moved beyond the startup phase of their business.
Affiliate Partner Program
WIBO’s Affiliate Partner Program matches with local and national organizations that use our workshop course to increase economic development in their communities.
Donate to WIBO
A donation to WIBO is an investment in families and communities that are striving to live the American Dream. Your investment help creates entrepreneurs, who create jobs and empower neighborhoods.
As a WIBO volunteer, you will find the rewards great and your talents well utilized. As a volunteer, you are helping new entrepreneurs who will help their families and communities.
What's New at WIBO
WIBO Virtual Peer-to-Peer Classes will begin the week of September 21, 2020
The 2020 Fall season of WIBO 16 week virtual online workshops are scheduled to begin in late September on the following days:
Mondays – Wednesdays – Thursdays
We have researched and put together a list of COVID-19 related loans and business grants that small businesses can apply for.
Small Business Survive & Thrive Guide
Download our FREE resource guide to help you pivot your business to get through this pandemic and be positioned for new opportunities and growth.
WIBO 10 Week Virtual 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.
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 our 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.