ScaleUp

 

SCALEUP YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH     
Interested in the ScaleUp Program? We are accepting applications for the 2020 Fall Cohorts!  
Apply now by making a phone appointment with an advisor here.

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is proud to present our virtual ScaleUp Fall programs, sponsored by CHASE and The Coleman Foundation. ScaleUp is a multi-week cohort-based program that is designed to assist established, Chicagoland businesses that are experiencing sustainability and growth issues due to COVID-19. ScaleUp equips entrepreneurs with business knowledge, financial tools, resources, and networks necessary to maintain profitable businesses that retain and create jobs, fuel economic growth and build strong communities.

WHY SCALE UP? WHY NOW?
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Marketing: Your Brand, Mission and the 30 Second Pitch
Management: Build a Winning Team
Finances: Financial Statements, Breakeven, Pricing & KPIs
Certification: Selecting the Right Certification & Contract Opportunities

PROGRAM BENEFITS
Business owners receive one-on-one mentoring and assistance with business sustainability and growth planning, marketing, finances, government procurement and certification. During the course and outside of class, quarterly networking opportunities take place with participants, other cohorts and former alumni. 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.

Want to learn more?  Visit here to see our week-by-week course schedule, topics covered, and meet our instructors.

IDEAL CANDIDATES
In business for more than 2 years
Made $50,000+ in revenue (in 2019)
Have 2 or more employees
Are working on the business full time

ALL COHORTS ARE VIRTUAL! FALL SCHEDULE:

  • TUESDAYS – SCALEUP COHORT (PRESENTED IN SPANISH) – Every Tuesday, September 22 – November 17, 9:30am – 12:30pm, via Zoom
  • WEDNESDAYS – SCALEUP COHORT (PRESENTED IN ENGLISH) – Every Wednesday, September 23 – November 18, 9:30am-12:30pm, via Zoom

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

It is simple! All you have to do is make a phone appointment HERE with Lindsay, Angela, or Francisco who will talk with you about the program and see how it can benefit you!

Questions? Contact the Lindsay Mueller, Managing Director of Program Innovations at lmueller@wbdc.org to learn more.

A special thank you to our generous cohort sponsors who allow the WBDC to provide ScaleUp free of charge to all participants.