We build sustainable futures for small-, minority-, and women- owned businesses.

Upcoming Events

Don’t miss these opportunities! February 29, 2024, 6 PM
Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 9 AM

Don’t miss these opportunities! February 29, 2024, 6 PM
Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 9 AM

Join us for our Virtual Childcare Entrepreneurs Networking and Information Event

Participants will learn about the exciting new courses, mini-boot camps and workshops Built2Last will offer, beginning March 23, 2024. They will also learn how these training sessions will assist childcare entrepreneurs in growing and sustaining their businesses whether they provide services as part of a franchise, private-owned enterprise, home-based facility, or weekend/evening- only childcare program.

Noted childcare specialist, Ms. Yolandra Powell, is the Keynote Speaker and Information Session facilitator.  She will also provide additional information about the childcare industry.


Please RSVP by FEBRUARY 27, 2024.

Keynote Speaker: Yolandra Powell
Executive Director,
Abundant Love Christian Daycare, Inc.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 2024
9:00 AM

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 2024

Childcare Entrepreneurial Training

On March 23, 2024, Built2Last Innovations Lab, Inc. will host a four-phased entrepreneurial training program for CEOs/Owners, Directors and Lead Staff working in any public or private childcare facility.  This training will be led by University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School professors Dr. James “Jim” Johnson and Jeanne Milliken Bonds as well as nationally-renowned childcare specialists.  Benefit from free training led by professors of one of the top business schools in America.

Dr. James Johnson
Distinguished Professor of
Strategy and Entrepreneurship,
UNC-Kenan Flagler Business School

Jeanne Milliken Bonds
Professor of the Practice of
Public Policy and Impact Investment,
UNC-Kenan Flagler Business School
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Focus Areas for Entrepreneurial Training

We’ll be sharing a wealth of knowledge and practical tips. From the basics of Home-Based Childcare to advanced areas, our presenters will explain each topic in depth and give actionable advice on how to implement them right away. We’re confident that this forum will give you the tools to ensure your success! These interactive, engaging and hands-on series of workshops will also be offered either in-person, virtual and/or hybrid formats.


Financial Statements

Understand your business’ financial health while giving insight into its performance, operations, and cash flow.


Credit and Structure

Learn about the process of preparing and overseeing financial documents that estimate income and expenses.



Empower your childcare business with tailored solutions to improve cash flow & financing.


Separating Business and Personal Financing

Receive guidance for childcare small business owners on the fundamental aspect of keeping business and personal matters separate.


Internal Controls and Fraud

Empower your childcare businesses with the knowledge of Internal Controls and Fraud prevention.



Assist childcare small business owners in understanding how to meet tax obligations.


Emergency Funds

Childcare small business owners receive a better understand the importance of emergency funds and how to effectively utilize them.


Mission Statement

Empower childcare small business owners to unlock the true essence of their mission statements.

We offer a variety of webinars, seminars, and interactive workshops that bring together professionals from different industries and backgrounds.

What you will experience

Connect with like minded professionals

By joining a community of professionals, you are opening yourself up to new strategies for growth, fresh ideas for innovation, and valuable resources for success.

Knowledge and skills to grow your business

To succeed, stay up to date with algorithms and best practices. Understand keyword research and use analytical tools. Learn link building activities and social media. Master these tactics to stay current with industry trends for success.

Develop meaningful relationships

Build relationships that result in collaborations and strategic partnerships which can take businesses from good to great.

What participants have to say about our events!

Jill Anderson

I just attended this amazing webinar on Home-Based Child Care. It was very informative, with lots of helpful tips and strategies. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get their business going!

Glennie Jones

The webinar I attended was simply outstanding! It was extremely informative and gave me actionable strategies to implement right away. The presenter was professional, engaging and really knew their stuff. I would highly recommend this webinar to anyone looking to build their business the right way.


Are you looking for answers to some of the frequently asked questions about our upcoming Built2Last event?

How do I sign up for the event?

You can sign up by clicking any of the “Sign Up” buttons on this page or contact Jessica Nelson at Built2Last. jnelson@built2lastinnovationslab.org

When will the webinar take place?

Thursday, February 29th 2024

Is there a cost associated with joining this event?

No. However, registration is required. RSVP for the webinar by February 27th.

Will there be opportunities to ask questions during the webinar?

Not during the webinar. However, there will be an open forum Q&A during the workshop on March 23-24th.

What topics will be discussed during this webinar?

Join Us

Thursday, February 29, 2024

For An Unmissable Opportunity to Explore a Special Event by Durham Built2Last!

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411 West Chapel Hill Street
Suite 10
P. O. Box 12886
Durham, NC 27701

Office: (919) 998-9747

Our Overall Mission

Built2Last works to create a more inclusive entrepreneurial and business ecosystem in Durham, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities, and assist individuals in marginalized communities to gain the skills and experience needed to fully participate in economic prosperity.

Durham Built2Last Innovations Lab, Inc. values equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its dimensions. As part of our mission, we welcome all voices to add their perspectives on how we can ensure that our community remains diverse. Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion strengthens our voice as a community while elevating our ability to eliminate economic disparities.