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APPLICATION DEADLINE | Scaleup Bronzeville Cohort Winter 2022

February 15, 2022

Looking to Scale Your Business in 2021?

Gain Sustainability and Growth for Your Business in 2022
ScaleUp is an award-winning program that has guided more than 400 small business owners as they create a path to their business growth. Through the delivery of comprehensive and extensive business development services, ScaleUp equips entrepreneurs with the business/financial acumen, resources and tools necessary to maintain profitable businesses that retain and create jobs, fuel economic growth and build strong communities.
Things to Know
ScaleUp is a vital resource for entrepreneurs looking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Each week the class dives into a different side of the business, giving owners the opportunity to review, learn and push themselves to encourage sustainability and growth.

  1. Marketing: Your Brand, Mission, and the 30 Second Pitch
  2. Management: Build a Winning Team
  3. Finances: Financial Statements, Break-even, Pricing & KPIs
  4. Certification: Selecting the Right Certification & Contract Opportunities


Business owners join a supportive business community, offering peer-to-peer and one-on-one mentorship opportunities, as well as in-depth business and growth planning. Course topics cover marketing, finances, government procurement and certification. Throughout the course participants create their business plan for sustainability and growth, and leave with both a plan for the year ahead and life-long business connections.
After the program, alumni continue to receive one-on-one support, as well as invitations to Executive Series classes; additional in-depth learning opportunities on subjects covered in the ScaleUp course.

Who Can Apply?

Am I eligible? ScaleUp participants are focused on their business growth. They typically have been in business for more than two years, have at least two employees, have an annual revenue of $50,000 on average (in non-COVID times), and are working in their business full time. Occasionally we work with business owners who do not quite meet this profile exactly, but definitely are on a path to growth.
This cohort is for Bronzeville based business owners, or business owners who serve Bronzeville residents. Not sure if you fit all our criteria? Apply and we’ll figure it out together!

The cohort is only for businesses in Bronzeville of Chicago.
Bronzeville Cohort Winter 2022
Every Wednesday
February 23rd – April 20th
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Via Zoom meetings
Application Deadline
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Click here to apply or click register at the bottom of this page
2022 Bronzeville Cohort Funder:

2022 Bronzeville Cohort Partner:

For more information email Cheyenne Pittman Duy,

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


February 15, 2022
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