3500 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104

+1 (215) 883 - 0109   

Monday to Friday | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lancaster Avenue

21st Century Business Association

Change Program

A Client-centric, Trauma-Informed Program to Help You Succeed


It’s normal for interest in self-employment to increase during a recession when jobs are scarce. Self-employment spiked during the Great Recession of roughly a decade ago, rising fastest in areas with higher unemployment rates like we have here in Philadelphia. Despite the existing resources in Philadelphia for aspiring entrepreneurs. The number of diverse business owners within the city is strikingly low. There is a gap in services for many people who seek help in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Philadelphia because they are viewed as “not ready.” We have designed this program specifically to reach and serve this group; it is client-centric, trauma-informed, and based on a deep understanding of change methodology. We believe it empowers participants ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌skills,‌ ‌information,‌ ‌and‌ ‌support‌ ‌needed‌ ‌to‌ ‌gain‌ ‌the‌ ‌confidence‌ ‌and‌ ‌personal‌ ‌insight‌ ‌‌to‌ ‌successfully‌ ‌pursue‌ ‌economic‌ ‌betterment by learning, earning, and working together.

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Program Overview

  • Initial Workshop - Change
  • Workshop Series – Getting Ready
    • Mindset & Personal Development
    • Financial Literacy
    • Temporary System

The topics covered include:

  • Relationship with money
  • Building assets
  • Multiple income sources
  • Leveraging
  • Qualities for identifying opportunities
  • Attitudes, beliefs, and habits
  • Purpose, skills, interests & the marketplace
  • Supportive practices & interventions
  • Networks, marketing, and sales (digital/affiliate/network marketing) business models

Project-based Learning

The personal, leadership and technical emphasis of this program includes:

  • Personal Clarity: Vision, Mission & Strategic Objective
  • Temporary System & Income Stream
  • Leadership Development
  • Business Strategy & Marketing Plan
  • Team & Network Building