I am very happy to be able to share with you a truly wonderful (and FREE) opportunity through Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Big Red Microenterprise (BRM) is a division within the Sustainable Global Enterprise program at the Johnson School.

BRM is looking to recruit low-income, and sustainability-focused, entrepreneurs who believe they might benefit from one-on-one business coaching. MBA candidates will spend four to six hours per month coaching you on a specific area of your business you’d like to improve.

If you are one of these businesses, know of someone who fits the criteria, or have contacts in the community who are willing to share this opportunity with those who may qualify, please spread the word. The coaching takes place between November and May. Again, it will require a time commitment of 4-6 hours per month (from both coaches and participants). To view, or fill out the application, just click on the link below.

Remember, turning our dreams into reality is equal parts hard work, and smart work. We must be skilled at what we do, know about available resources, and be willing (and ready) to take advantage of opportunities which come our way. Below is a link to one of those opportunities . . .


Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.