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ScaleHigher | Chicago South & West Side Businesses | APPLICATION DEADLINE

February 14, 2023

A 10-week online class for business owners, where you can learn and grow with other business owners just like you.

Grow Your Business to the Next Level

The Women’s Business Development Center is proud to present ScaleHigher, sponsored by We Rise Together. This ten-week online class is designed to assist entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses. Participants will learn from business experts and experience a comprehensive curriculum focused on leadership, business branding, finances, digital tools, and peer-to-peer mentoring. 


As a small business owner, you understand the importance of constantly looking for new ways to improve your company. One of the most effective ways to achieve growth is through investing in leadership training, business education, and digital skills training for yourself and your team.

ScaleHigher invests in your growth as a business owner.

  • Leadership training will help you and your team members develop the skills necessary to effectively lead and manage your business.
  • Our business education courses cover a range of topics, from financial management to branding, marketing and sales, to help you make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Digital skills training will help you and your team members stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and strategies for online success. Work one-on-one with a Digital Tools Coach to identify how you can incorporate digital tools into your business.
  • Connections build your business through peer-to-peer mentorship and coaching services on branding, leadership, and digital tools to help you develop and implement strategies for growth.
Thanks to the generous support of We Rise Together, each graduate of this program will receive a $1,500 scholarship to invest in digital tools or technologies to build business capacity.



Ideal Candidates:

  1. Women of Color Business Owners
  2. Located on the South and/or West Sides of Chicago
  3. Annual Revenue of $75-250k
  4. 2+ Years in business
  5. 2+ employees/contractors and hiring

Committed to attending all 10 weeks of virtual learning via Zoom, February 28 – May 3, 2023


  1. Every Tuesday | 9:30 am-12:30 pm, CST
  2. February 28 – May 2, 2023


  1. Virtual Zoom Meetings


  1. Every Tuesday | 9:30 am-12:30 pm, CST
  2. February 28 – May 2, 2023

Application Deadline:

February 14, 2023


Thank you to our generous sponsor We Rise Together, and supported by the City of Chicago’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, who allow the WBDC to provide ScaleHigher at no cost to all participants.




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