Genoa launches new Springboard location

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Good news for entrepreneurs looking for a place to launch a business: Genoa Main Street Inc. is accepting applications for Genoa Springboard 3, its award-winning small business incubator.

“Anyone thinking of opening a shop will love the Genoa Springboard 3 location,” Mim Evans, Genoa Main Street executive director, said in a news release. “The building is right on Main Street and is really charming.”

Genoa Main Street began the incubator program four years ago to encourage new businesses to locate downtown. Tenants in the small business incubator make a single affordable monthly payment that includes space rental, utilities and Internet service. Small business experts are available for guidance and some costs are shared among the tenants.

The first Springboard was located at 511 W. Main St. The second location is at 313 N. Genoa St. and is fully occupied. Genoa Springboard 3 will be located at 318 W. Main St.

“The building is so well suited to retail, being well located and having great display windows, that we are only accepting applications for shops,” Evans said in the release. “Anyone thinking of starting a new business or looking for a Genoa location for an existing business is encouraged to apply.”

For more information or to submit an application, call 815-784-6961, email mainstreetgenoa@gmail.com or visit genoamainstreet.com.

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