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The Build Institute is a nine-week basic business startup education program for early-stage entrepreneurs. The Institute helps you identify and hone strengths and develop meaningful connections with like-minded individuals and organizations. 

Classes are led by trained facilitators and cover the basics of starting a business—from establishing an entity to financial literacy, market research to cash flow, loan types to cost-benefit analyses, and more. Subject matter experts (such as lawyers, accountants, bankers, and marketing professionals) will attend several classes to help with questions and specific topics.

Groups of up to 14 participants meet once a week for nine-weeks and is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs who are ready to start or restart their businesses. The program fee is $175 for virtual and $275 for in-person instruction.  

Available 9-week classes:

  • 2022 class schedules, coming soon.

Who is Ready for the Build Institute?

The 9-week course is for people who plan to open their business in the next 6-9 months and need help formulating the business around their product or service. 

Additional resources can be found by visiting fuseNEI.com 


Graduate Experiences:

“I fell in love with the program. It has a lot of resources with great support.” – David de Leon, Leon Properties Enterprise.

“Once I had the big picture, it was easier to chart a course. It was also a helpful introduction to community resources.” – Angie Harrison, Bakerson Pie Co.

“Build gave me the structure to start and answered a lot of my questions.” – Flora Barron, Kanela

“You think you know so much until you go through the class. Build broke down the process and made me set goals.” – Kachell Smith, Liberty Beauty