Complete GUMA's Training & Mentoring Program
Complete GUMA's 16-week Training & Mentoring Program and obtain your Certificate of Completion. In this course, you will learn vital information for small business development from experienced business owners and professionals. For more information on the Training & Mentoring Program, click the button below.
Build and Finalize your Business Documents
During the Training & Mentoring Program, you will have learned how to put together a functional Business Plan, Summary of your Business, and your Company Literature (Mission Statement, Core Values, Vision). These documents are required for you to continue applying for the Incubation Program's Grant Funding.
Collect job resumes from your key personnel (i.e., owners/co-owners, managers, etc.). If available, also include company literature (i.e., brochures, pamphlets, business cards, etc.). Include these documents in your application packet.
You will be required to complete GUMA's Budget Form for all expenses you intend to use the grant money for if awarded. You will also be required to submit vendor quotations for all purchases you intend to make if awarded. Please download the form and view quote samples by clicking the buttons below.
Turn it in!
Submit all of the documents listed above via email to
You will receive confirmation from someone of the team that we have received your application.
You will be required to give a presentation of your product or service to our Board of Directors. Contact the GUMA Office to learn more of what may be required during Shark Tank Presentations.
If awarded, GUMA will contact you to discuss the award process further.
Please note that GUMA does not give funds directly to business owners through this program. GUMA will order the business's requested items and arrange delivery.
If awarded, GUMA will check in with you annually.
You will also have access to experienced business owners' wisdom to help guide you through the process of owning and operating a business!