Green For All and University of Phoenix teamed up in April to offer a free one-day Business Academy for small and emerging green entrepreneurs. This eighth Business Academy was hosted by the University of Phoenix Nashville Campus.University of Phoenix and Green For All, a national nonprofit working to build an inclusive green economy, formed a partnership to support green entrepreneurs and small business owners by hosting business academies across the nation at no cost to the public.“Through this partnership, we’ve helped entrepreneurs in eight cities across the US,” said Khary Dvorak-Ewell, senior associate, Green For All. “This Academy provided a valuable learning experience for green entrepreneurs. We helped them develop the skills and contacts to advance their businesses and shared the resources available to help them with funding.”
“The University of Phoenix-Green For All collaboration is providing practical training and tools for green entrepreneurs in underserved communities,” said Seth Mones, Vice President of Apollo Sustainability. “This is a wonderful partnership.”
“Our partnership with Green For All is truly helping to ignite the green economy,” added Melissa Antone, Apollo Sustainability Director, who helped organize the Nashville effort.
The Nashville Academy included expert panelists who spoke to attendees about:
- Local resources for green businesses
- Doing business with government agencies
- Aligning the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit
- Financing tips, trends and resources
- Ways topitchto funding providers
University of Phoenix faculty and Apollo Sustainability team members participated in the presentations and panel discussions.