Items tagged: small business

Hopscotch Bakery Opening is Sweet News for Small Business Incentive Program

Hopscotch Bakery and Market had their soft opening on July 14. Hopscotch is a woman-owned business registered in the City of Champaign’s Small Business Incentive Program. Business owner Kaya Tate showed patrons her new store and offered samples during the open house. Hopscotch officially opened its doors to the public on July 19. They sell desserts, […]


Small Business Incentive Program Participant is Open for Business

Yolanda Wilson has officially opened the doors of her new restaurant, Hybrid Fit Foods.  Located at 401 East University Avenue, Suite 101 (just west of the new Latitude Development), the restaurant features smoothies, sandwiches, soups and salads.  Ms. Wilson was one of the first participants in the City’s new Small Business Incentive Program.  Under the […]


Planning & Development Staff Presents Small Business Incentives

Senior Planner for Economic Development T.J. Blakeman presented the City’s Small Business Incentive Program at Small Business Week, hosted by the Small Business Development Center. Approximately twenty entrepreneurs and service providers attended the event. Entrepreneurs were excited to learn about opportunities for financial assistance with financial, marketing, and legal start up expenses. Service providers including […]


City of Champaign Awarded $50,000 from SBA’s “Start-Up In a Day” Competition

The City of Champaign was awarded the U.S. Small Business Association’s (SBA) first ever “Start-Up in a Day: Start Small” competition. Champaign was one of 25 cities selected out of 100 applicants. The SBA announced the winners at the White House Demo Day on Tuesday, August 4th. The $50,000 award will help fund the development, […]