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Launch + Grow

A HOPE Inside program presented by CIT
Powering Women Entrepreneurs

Bringing Ideas Into Outcomes

We partnered with nonprofit Operation HOPE to deliver Launch + Grow, a small business training program to educate and inspire women entrepreneurs. After the training, candidates were invited to participate in a business plan competition. Get to know our first group of finalists and winners who are turning their ideas into outcomes.

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For more information about Launch + Grow check out our press release

CIT introduces Launch + Grow in Southern California

CIT and its Southern California retail branch bank OneWest Bank recently introduced the next facet of Launch and Grow, a 12-week program in partnership with Operation HOPE. Building upon last year's ten-part small business educational video series and the most recent New York City cohort, the initiative includes a series of in-person workshops to empower and educate women small business owners in Los Angeles.

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Discover how we can help grow your opportunities

You deserve to work with a bank that believes in you and your dreams. As you Launch + Grow your small business, we can provide the resources you need to get going, from e-books with advice from experts to equipment financing and working capital loans.

With CIT, you, your business and your financial needs always come first.

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Advice from the experts: a Launch + Grow e-book

When you’re growing a small business, advice from those who’ve been in your shoes is invaluable. Our free e-book is full of tips from business leaders to help you on your journey. Download it today to get started.

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The tools you need to succeed


Hear from successful women entrepreneurs