We believe that main street businesses are the drivers of job growth and economic growth in our communities.
The Brian Hamilton Foundation supports main street businesses through information. By connecting aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners with experienced entrepreneurs who provide business education, we aim to jump start entrepreneurship. Our upcoming, free online course pulls in decades of entrepreneurship experience from dozens of entrepreneurs who have successfully started, run, and grown businesses across multiple industries and sectors.
Background on the Problem
The idea of Entrepreneurship for All goes beyond tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. There are 28 million businesses in the United States and most of them are not elite tech ventures. Instead, the majority of these businesses provide simple everyday necessities such as dry cleaning, auto repair, and lawn care. Today, fewer people start small businesses than in the past due in large part to the lack of start-up capital. Further, many established businesses stall or fail because they are locked out of capital markets. Main street businesses often do not have the growth potential of tech companies to attract equity capital and are not considered “safe enough” by banks to obtain loans. Yet, these same businesses represent up to 66 percent of the total businesses in the country.
Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to improve the lives of all people, so we are putting our money where our mouth is and investing directly in these businesses.Brian Hamilton Founder, Brian Hamilton Foundation
Click here to request business information from an experienced entrepreneur
If you are a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur currently facing a challenge with you business, chances are you are not the first one to face that problem. That is why we have developed a network of entrepreneurs to provide information to business owners. If you a new business owner looking for information or a successful entrepreneur looking to volunteer, contact us through our "Say Hello" page.
Click here to register for our online course
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a business owner looking to grow your business, sign up for our free online course. Our course covers everything you need to know to start, run, and grow a business. At the completion of the course, you will be ready to take charge and start your business.
Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation
Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to improve the lives of all people, so we are putting our money and time where our mouth is.
Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation
We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.