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Free business coaching for 
necessity-driven entrepreneurs.
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We offer a free 12-week program for qualified entrepreneurs, followed by a full year of coaching. Our clients attend regular training events, have access to mentors from the community, and have funding opportunities.​​

LaunchDURHAM and LaunchROCKY MOUNT are coming!

The Helius Foundation has partnered with the World Food Policy Center, The Conetoe Family Center, LaunchRALEIGH, and LaunchDURHAM to bring you a training program like no other. Over the course of ten weeks we'll be teaching how to refine your product, determine your core customers and how to reach them, creating financial tools for your business, and how to look for funding. By the end of these ten three-hour classes you will have a working business plan and be on your way to opening the doors of your business or reaching even more customers than you were before!

Classes run from from January 22nd until June 2nd. To apply, click on one of the buttons to the left. 


LaunchDURHAM
LaunchROCKY MOUNT
The Helius Way
What we do
We can't think of a better way to share what we do than by letting you hear it directly from our clients. We are incredibly proud of the work that we do. Our programs are making a difference in the businesses and lives of many entrepreneurs. Take a look!
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"We see an America where everyone has the capability to support themselves with dignity, in the face of racial, educational and financial inequality."

  1. Business Services
    Business Services
    No person is an island, and we can't do it all by ourselves. That's why Helius believe in putting people together with services that they need at prices they can afford.
  2. 1-on-1 Coaching
    1-on-1 Coaching
    Helius provides coaching and mentoring, that begins with idea and continues through the opening of your business. Already a business? We can help take you to the next level.
  3. Launch Cohort
    Launch Cohort
    Over the course of ten-weeks we'll be teaching how to refine your product, determine your core customers, creating financials and much more, all while working with a cohort of lime-minded individuals!
  4. Microloan Program
    Microloan Program
    Helius has a small microloan program that we can use to help our clients. These small, short-term, no interest loans are in place to provide capital so that businesses can move to the next level.
Our Clients
Our Mission
Our Champions
We couldn't be more proud of our clients. We have people that work in a variety of business areas including landscaping, baking, shipping, videography and many, many more.

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We have a multi-layer approach to our entrepreneurship training. We help our clients create their strategic plans, while at the same time helping them to earn income quickly. Our clients don't have the luxury of waiting years for their business to earn a profit!
Our organization is made up of thought leaders, community business owners, advisors, volunteers and a strong Board of Directors with knowledge of the local entrepreneurship landscape!

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2017 Highlights

Our latest Annual Report is here. Take a
look at some of our highlights from 2017.

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Your donor gift will go directly toward our mentoring programs, where we currently have over 25 entrepreneurs enrolled. With small businesses that will hire another 2-4 people, that’s the potential to help over a hundred local families!

"Let others create the mega-corporation. We believe we can change the world by creating thousands of small companies!"
                            - Geraud Staton, Executive Director

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