An Online Business Start-Up Platform: The central clearing house of everything needed to successfully start and grow a business
We partnered with several UX Design classes at CSULB to quickly generate a body of knowledge around the different business owners and types in Long Beach.
Every time we added a feature to BizPort, we went back to our user base to test it. This feedback loop helped us guarantee the success of the end product.
We were able to have a MVP (minimum viable product) up and running within four months, allowing us to build using user-centered iterations.
Starting a business is difficult, and I don’t know what I don’t know.
– Nancy, restaurant owner downtown
Allows entrepreneurs to track their progress through the business licensing process.
This training helps build empathy for entrepreneurs in city departments who are a part of startup process.
During our initial discovery phase when we explored the broad challenges to economic development, we hypothesized a few initiatives that could help overcome that challenge. Many of these initiatives we rolled into BizPort.
Helps entrepreneurs find applicable financial opportunities available to them.
Simple How-to-Videos available in multiple languages on how to start and grow a business in the City
Through a partnership with the VA, veterans are trained on BizPort and are deployed as resources throughout the city for entrepreneurs.
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