Business Building Blocks. A program developed by The Urban Development Center, Inc.

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime...

NGENUATY® is a entrepreneurship business development  platform that focuses on people development, entrepreneurship development, and economic development by creating businesses in urban communities. Entrepreneurship business and economic development are essential tools to any urban community’s ability to aspire towards the greater ideals of accountability and responsibility to paying it forward to set the stage for future generations.  In keeping with this understanding and in an effort to advance the capacity of Small Business Enterprises in urban communities, The Urban Development Center has developed the “Business Building Blocks” entrepreneurship development platform. This business development program was developed to introduce, educate and train first time offenders, ex-offenders, and those individuals with a difficult past in developing a mindset for business ownership through an assortment of “best practices” and understandings.  Our effort is to achieve what are called “core competencies”. Core competencies in soft skills are proficiencies gained through strategic skill development. When you think of core competencies, think about deliberate pooled knowledge and technical capacities that prepare individuals  to be ready and prepared to successfully compete for business in the 21st century marketplace.

Directly impacted persons that arrive at a practical understanding of the utilization of such competencies will not only strengthen the foundations of their enterprise, but also significantly improve their opportunities for success in this competitive market.  Our modules cover a variety of areas to include:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Communication Skills for Business
  • CREATIVE for Entrepreneurs
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving in Business
  • Customer Service for Small Businesses
  • Decision Making for Business Development
  • Emotional Intelligence for Business Leaders
  • For Profits vs. Nonprofits in Business
  • Learning How to Negotiate Business Deals
  • Positive Thinking and Winning Attitudes in Business
  • Resolving Conflict in Business
  • Teamwork Skills for Building Organizations
  • The Art of Networking & Relationship Building for Business
  • The Art of Smart (Developing SMART Goals for Business)
  • Transformational Leadership in Business
  • Time Management for the Business Professional
  • Understanding the Basics of Budgets in Business
  • Understanding the Basics of Marketing
  • Understanding Teaming , Strategic Partnerships, and Joint Ventures


Each participant that completes the NGENUATY®  Program will achieve business setup  and documentation, as well as a Certificate of Completion. Other benefits include a website, business cards and significant branding and outreach support.  For more info, please email info@theudc.org