MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California has enacted this 2018 strategic plan to communicate our goals, the strategies needed to achieve those goals, our plan of action, and how we’ll measure success.

Goals

We’ll create and sustain businesses and jobs through microbusiness development in 2018.

Strategies

MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California will accomplish goals in 2018 through the following strategies:

  • Increase the number and quality of referrals to microbusiness development services
  • Increase public awareness of microbusiness development
  • Increase funding to the microbusiness development field
  • Build the infrastructure of the collaborative

Plan of Action

We’ll complete the following by December 31, 2018:

  • Increase the number and quality of referrals from the public sector including city, county, state, and federal agencies
  • Hold at least two public education events to raise awareness of the importance of small business development and garner support for advocacy, fundraising, and wider outreach to small business owners
  • Create and disseminate a report document that highlights the successes of the region including economic impact and making the case for supporting expansion of small business development
  • Advocate for consumer education of predatory lending
  • Build the organizational capacity of MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California by using volunteer project leads and task forces dedicated to implementing the plan of action

Measures of Success

MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California will measure progress in achieving our goals in 2018 by:

  • Providing small business development in the region, as evidenced by:
    • 9,000 individuals trained
    • 1,500 jobs created and retained
    • 1,529 clients received business development services
    • 200 businesses started
  • Raising at least $100,000 for nonprofit small business service providers
  • Providing microlending in the region at the level of $14 million