WIBO Builds Businesses
Your donation to WIBO is an investment in local communities. We create entrepreneurs, who create jobs and strengthen neighborhoods. #wiboworks
Our friend and WIBO family member William “Bill” Drewes lost his wife Henrietta Drewes recently They were married for 48 years.
If you want to make a donation to WIBO in her honor please use this button below. Bill and the WIBO family appreciate you in honoring a beautiful wife mother and grandmother.
What We Do
WIBO Helps anyone with a passion, desire, talent or skill to create a growing profitable business through our 16-week workshop titled “How to Build a Growing Profitable Business.” We empower culturally diverse neighborhoods that historically suffer from disparities in employment, household income, and economic despair to grow by creating successful small businesses that hire and contribute to their communities.
How We Help Communities
WIBO conducts two workshop cohorts per year in different neighborhoods. Participants spend three hours once a week for 16 weeks working on starting their business. The homework they complete each week brings them closer to using all available resources to start or grow their business.
WIBO graduates get access to additional workshops and counseling to help them grow their businesses. Additionally, WIBO partners provide valuable services like business plan development and credit counseling. We constantly grow our network of volunteers and resources ensuring the success of our graduates.
How You Can Help
Your donation to WIBO is an investment in helping underserved communities achieve economic growth. Your donation assists families with providing a source of income, jobs to other people in their community, and economic growth. Your donation helps a recently incarcerated person from going back to prison by providing them with the knowledge and means to create a business of their own and becoming a productive citizen. Your donation helps a women entrepreneur develop the skills necessary to be a successful business owner.
- A $5,000.00 donation funds an entire 16-week class for 15 people
- A $1,000.00 donation funds an entire 16-week class for 3 people.
- A $500.00 donation funds an entire 16-week class for 1 person
- A $100.00 donation buys workbooks for 5 people.
A Few WIBO Success Stories
WIBO earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency. By adding information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and vision, we are highlighting the difference we help to make in the world. Check out our updated GuideStar Profile https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/6907461