Early Education and Care
Small Business Innovation Center
Roxbury / Dudley Square
In the fall of 2015, BTWIC enrolled its first cohort of 17 female entrepreneurs in the Early Education and Care Small Business Innovation Center (EECSBIC). With help from Tech Goes Home, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the City of Boston, BTWIC was able to provide business owners in the Greater Roxbury / Dudley area with hands-on lessons in technology, marketing, and financial management. In addition, individual coaches worked one-on-one to help the women make the most of their new skills.
Over 2/3 of early education and care programs in Massachusetts are small businesses, most of them home-based and women-owned. These entrepreneurs not only educate and nurture young children, they manage the finances of their program, handle record keeping and licensing, and hire staff. Located at Madison Park High School in Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the center was the first of its kind in Massachusetts.