Business Development


The Start Your Business program is designed to guide individuals through the process of starting and operating a successful small business. Our program has been development to help the starting entrepreneur or the existing business owner. We provide four courses that are held once a week for four weeks in a row. You have the ability to take all four courses or just one. The series includes instruction on financial planning, marketing and sales, accounting, tax preparation, and networking in addition to basic business skills. Local successful business owners and experts assist in presenting and strengthening course material as students are guides through the process of writing a business plan.


During the program, you will work with CADCA staff on a one-on-one basis to assist you with writing a business plan and preparing for your business.

Classes are held  at Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center 421 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18102

 The next class starts August 1, 2017. If you are interested in starting a business, please call 

DJ Kormanik 610-433-5703. 

Visit Vans LLC, Allentown, PA


Existing or prospective entreprenuers in Allentown or the Lehigh County can take advantage of CADCA’s direct business training opportunities through one on one technical assistance.  Services include credit score improvement, marketing and the opportunity to apply for a micro-loan from the Rising Tide Community Loan Fund.

To schedule an appointment with the Business Development Director, call 610-433-5703.


Welcome to Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown.