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Training & Mentoring FAQ's

Here you'll find some frequently asked questions we receive about the Training & Mentoring Program.

What can I expect to learn from the Training & Mentoring Program?

The goal of the Training & Mentoring Program is to create self-sustaining businesses, to include building a business plan, marketing plan, and financial plan. This program will also assist participants in understanding what kinds of licenses and certifications are required of them for their business.

What if I don't have a business yet?

The Training & Mentoring program welcomes every type of entrepreneur, including those who have yet to start their business. We'll help you figure out what you need and how to get started.

How do I become GUMA Certified?

To become GUMA Certified, participants must first complete either the Training & Mentoring Program or the I Bisinun Mami Program and obtain their business license. 

Are all classes mandatory for completion of the program?

Participants are allowed to miss up to a certain number of classes. Absence must be discussed with the trainers ahead of time. Participants may be given assignments to compensate for their absence.

When does the program start?

Orientation happens in January of each year and covers the general lesson plan for the program. The actual program starts towards the end of January. For more information, sign up for our email newsletters/updates here.

How do we get the funding?

In order to receive funding from GUMA, Training & Mentoring Program graduates must first become GUMA Certified and apply for GUMA's Incubation Program. You can learn more about GUMA's Incubation Program here.

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