Have you ever dreamed of having your own business but don’t know how to start?

Accion Clients Mario and Thanh-Thanh of Banana Dang in Oceanside, CA

Accion Clients Mario and Thanh-Thanh of Banana Dang in Oceanside, CA

Check back in July for information on our fall session!

The Accion Academy for Entrepreneurial Success (AAES) program is an 8-week series of practical, hands-on training accompanied by one-on-one business counseling to empower individuals – like you – to become entrepreneurs and create a job for yourself! In addition to receiving access to multiple business resources and experts to help you build a thriving business, participants who complete the series will also be eligible for up to a $5,000 business loan to cover start-up costs!

Training sessions will include:

  • How to get started
  • How to manage your personal  & business finances
  • How to stand out among the competition
  • How to promote your business
  • How to determine your pricing

Total cost: $49 (Refundable upon successful completion of the program); Payable at the 2nd class session.

Capacity is limited and there is an application selection process so make sure to get your application in no later than Sunday, Jan 31, 2016. Selected participants will be notified of acceptance into the program by Monday, Feb 8.
Or call the Accion office to request a paper application at (619) 795-7250.

Congratulations to our graduating classes!


Fall 2015 Graduating Class


Spring 2015 Class


Spring 2014 Class


Fall 2013 Class

Read about our first class in the San Diego U-T: “First entrepreneurs graduate from new academy”