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Launch + Grow

A program dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs

Empowering women entrepreneurs

CIT has partnered with the nonprofit Operation HOPE to deliver Launch + Grow, a multi-faceted initiative to educate and empower entrepreneurs. It began with a ten-part small business video series and evolved to a 12-week educational program for women entrepreneurs. By the end of 2020, the initiative will provide over 400 women with the tools and resources to bring their ideas into outcomes. 

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

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“Empowering businesses is at the core of our mission, and the Launch + Grow program is designed to provide small business owners with the training and coaching they need to bring their ideas to fruition. We're pleased to provide participating women the opportunity to grow, develop, and pursue their passions through this rewarding program.” Ellen R. Alemany
CIT Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer

Help turn ideas into outcomes

In December, 2019 six Launch + Grow graduates in New York participated in a business plan competition and presented their ideas to a leading panel of judges. Three winners took home prizes to help take their businesses to the next level.

New York and Los Angeles Launch + Grow Programs

CIT teammates and industry experts join as Operation HOPE financial coaches to support the learning and networking goals of the 12-week training course. Classes focus on a variety of key topics such as maintaining strong personal credit, accessing capital, and branding and advertising. 

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Did you know?

According to CIT’s Tech and Talent survey, more than one in three small business executives plan to invest more in their business over the next 12 months compared to the past 12 months. 

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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