On September 5, 2018, the University of Hartford and Upper Albany Main Street launched its fall 2018 Micro Business Incubator (MBI) semester. This semester, 15 students from the Barney School of Business will be paired with micro businesses within the Hartford community to assist with business plans, social media, websites, loyalty programs, point-of-sale, inventory barcoding, and more. The MBI class will meet every Monday from 10:50 am to 12:05 pm at the Handel Performing Arts Center Community Room.
The Micro Business Incubator was developed in 2002 as a joint venture between Upper Albany Main Street, the University of Hartford, and the Metro Hartford Alliance. Its purpose is to bring training, development, resources, and support to businesses throughout the Upper Albany neighborhood of Hartford. The program’s philosophy is to “give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”
Businesses that are interested in participating in the Spring 2019 semester should contact the Upper Albany Main Street office at (860) 768-5747.