Getting Started

Getting Started

MERIT offers a comprehensive program. To become part of the MERIT program and community, you must watch our online orientation presentation. After the presentation, you will be prompted to register into MERIT if you think we’re a good fit. Please take a moment to watch the presentation now to learn more about MERIT.


I wish I went to MERIT before I went into business. I was astounded at how many resources are available. MERIT has amazing instructors and set me up for success.

– Desiree
Happy Spirit Healing Arts

Latest News

MERIT Endorsed Businesses on Kiva

Kiva Zip creates a way for individuals to lend small amounts (as little as $25) to businesses they like. We have endorsed Ladies of Liberty, a business that has been connected to MERIT since Diane Bishop opened the doors to her quilt and fabric business in 2009; and she is now fundraising her loan​.