As a rural community development organization West Company is continually faced with the challenge of how to reach the entire population that we are committed to serving. Your unrestricted contributions help fill gaps in West Company's funding streams.
You may donate one time or become a "Best Friend" or a Sponsor. Contributions at any of the these levels are tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
There are a number of ways you can assist West Company in our mission of promoting microenterprise. We are always looking for new board members who are willing to commit the time necessary to make our endeavors a success. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Pamela Patterson in our Fort Bragg office (707-964-7571).
E-Commerce Scholarship - $75
Your contribution for this amount will enable a low-income entrepreneur to take our "E-Commerce" workshop.
Consultation Scholarship - $90
A donation at this level covers the cost of one hour of consulting for a low-income entrepreneur who would not otherwise be able to access West Company services.
Feasibility Scholarship - $150
Your contribution for this amount will enable a low-income entrepreneur to take our "Reality Check" and "Starting A Business" workshops.
Financial Starter Kit - $360
Sponsorship at this level will provide one nascent low-income entrepreneur with a starter kit that includes a personal credit analysis, an analysis of both cash flow and profit&loss for the business as well as an education on Earned Income Tax Credit eligibility and loan preparation. As a sponsor you can receive periodic updates on your sponsored entrepreneur.
Marketing Starter Kit - $400
Donations for a marketing starter kit will provide for the development of business cards, letterhead, address labels and a brochure for a low-income entrepreneur. The development process will allow the entrepreneur to focus his or her marketing message with these items that are vital to the successful marketing of any business. As a sponsor you can receive a copy of all materials developed and periodic updates on the progress of your assisted entrepreneur.
Building a Better Business Scholarship - $450
Your contribution for this amount will enable a low-income entrepreneur to attend all six modules of the Building a Better Business workshop series. This series is designed to incorporate all the elements of writing a business plan and running a successful enterprise. The workshops also provide a valuable opportunity for business owners to network with other entrepreneurs. Periodic updates on the progress of your entrepreneur will be made available to you.