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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We seek partners that share our mission to help enterprising men and women from underserved communities develop economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship.
St. Louis Mo.
Our Next WIBO Virtual Peer-to-Peer Workshop begins September 13th, 2021
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
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.