Fresh Start Woman's Foundation
Fresh Start Woman's Foundation

Starting a Small Business

Whether you’ve always dreamed of owning a business or it’s a newly discovered passion, Fresh Start has resources to help you get started.


DreamBuilder is a free online business skills training and certification program. The program’s courses will teach you the basics of starting and growing a business including marketing, pricing and management. It also includes a business plan generator to help you create a personalized, editable business plan you can use to seek support for your business. And, you’ll get access to innovative resources such as discussion boards, messaging, sample business forms and useful templates.

This program is available to clients at the Empower and Thrive membership levels. For questions and details, contact Keisha Jean-Baptiste at

Small Business Start-up Certificate 

Fresh Start has partnered with Paradise Valley Community College to exclusively offer the Small Business Start-up Certificate to meet the needs of women who wish to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. 

All courses are college accredited and you’ll graduate from PVCC with 13 college credits. The courses are offered on Saturdays at Fresh Start and will cover education and training in management, marketing, finance and business plan development.

Classes start in the fall and run for nine months. To learn more, attend an informational program orientation.

This program is available to our Empower and Thrive clients, and scholarships are available to women at the Thrive level. For more information and to find out the date of the next program orientation, please contact Shay Masterson at

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