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Thank you for visiting our Habitat for Neighborhood Business (HNB) website! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing particularly on helping minority entrepreneurs realize their dream to own and operate a business in economically challenged neighborhoods.

We are the Habitat for Business!SM

HNB strives to restore urban neighborhoods with new and additional business activity, job growth, and business role models.

Businesses located in centers operated by HNB receive the benefits listed below:

Business Plan Mentorship & Training:

  • Start Up or Fast Trac business operations training program available, with 50% subsidized by the HNB
  • Assistance with development of a Business Plan
  • Discounted rent, plus financial assistance for build-out expenses
  • Two or Three-person advisory board to assist with Business Plan; one or two local business people plus an MBA student from Saint Louis University
  • Pre-installed sign worth several thousand dollars, tenant only needs to purchase an inset
  • Pre-installed security system, with monitoring is included

Other possible benefits on as needed basis:

  • Computer and quick books, if needed
  • First year of accounting support
  • Assistance in locating start-up business loans
  • Assistance with store design and start-up operations such as point-of-sale training, banking arrangements, credit card acceptance, etc

Mission:

Habitat for Neighborhood Business will assist in leading economically challenged neighborhoods towards revitalization through the creation of self-sustaining business centers whose entrepreneurs reflect the people they serve.

Vision:

Habitat for Neighborhood Business will provide guidance and programs to encourage and support the creation of authorized business centers whose entrepreneurs reflect the people residing in economically challenged neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Habitat for Neighborhood Business (HNB)
3674 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
Email:  hnb@slu.edu

Phone:  314-977-3625

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