Build Cities FERNDALE

Registration is now open for Build Basics: Ferndale!

Build Institute, is proud to partner with the City of Ferndale and Incubizo to offer Build Basics: Ferndale.
This class is an 8-week business planning and project development course targeted towards those who live/work in Ferndale, and/or anyone intending to open a business in Ferndale.

Day/Time:  Mondays, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dates: April 6 – June 1 (No class on May 25)
Location:  Incubizo- 1938 Burdette, Ferndale, MI 48220

Register today! 



Our curriculum is learner-centered, hands-on and activity based, so you’ll be doing as much as you’ll be listening. At the start of every session, we provide you with a Build binder that includes lessons, resources and a sample business plan for you to fill out as we go.


Class topics include:
  • Money Management & Life Skills
  • Legal Structures, Licensing & Personal Budget
  • Personal Credit, Start-up Costs & Overhead
  • Sales Unit & Break Even Point
  • Sales and Profit Goals & Cash Flow
  • Target Markets, Market Research & Mission
  • Research, Competition, Pricing & Goals
  • Financing Sources & Loan Process


How Much Does it Cost?

In an effort to provide affordable access to resources, class fees are determined on a sliding scale ranging from $100 – $500.

Valued at over $1000, our business education classes could easily carry a very hefty price tag. However, as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of neighborhood entrepreneurs, we make our programming as accessible as possible. Build Institute is “for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs” and we practice what we preach as we continue to innovate our model.