How it Works

Goals of Training

  • To develop a strong understanding of small business management.
  • To complete a solid business and financial plan.

Type of Training

  • Classes, workshops, and one-on-one sessions taught by experienced small business instructors.
  • Class size of 8-12 students ensures all participants receive personal attention.
  • Topics covered include operations management, marketing, financial management, and more.
  • Course content and pace are customized to entrepreneurs’ needs.
  • Culturally sensitive entrepreneur training.

Training Schedule

  • Classes are held one evening per week for 2 hours.
  • Locations are chosen geographically: Wilmington, Claymont, and Dover.
  • Training consists of eleven classroom sessions and ten hours of individual consultation.

Course Outline

Attributes of Success

Planning for Business

The Market-Customers and Competition

Marketing and Branding

Web-Based Marketing

Credit and Financing

Management and Operations

Alumni Speaker/
Competition Reporting

Financial Planning:
Part 1

Financial Planning:
Part 2

Are You Ready?


Program Cost

  • Tuition for the Launcher program is valued at $2,500. Thanks to the generous support of Barclays, we are able to waive tuition costs for students accepted into the Launcher program. The only cost to you will be a materials fee of $100 dollars. Extra manuals for partnerships are $40. 
  • Fees must be paid before the first class session.

How to Apply

Launcher is ready to help individuals who have the passion to bring their dreams to fruition by starting/expanding their business.

The successful participant should:

  • Have a focused business idea​.
  • Be willing to spend time outside of class researching and writing a business plan​.
  • Have the desire to invest in their ideas.
  • Live or plan to set-up business in Launcher neighborhoods.

The Launcher program is currently serving Delaware’s communities in Wilmington’s West Side, Dover, Claymont, Bellefonte, Edgemoor, and Georgetown.  If your community is interested in hosting a Launcher program location, please contact Launcher for more details!

How Can We Help?

Send us a message today!

Thank You for the Support!

Due to the generosity of our community, we’ve been able to foster self-sufficiency since the 1880s.