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SCALEUP YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH

Interested in the ScaleUp Program? We are accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Cohort!  Apply now!

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is proud to present our virtual ScaleUp Summer program, sponsored by The Coleman Foundation. ScaleUp is an award winning intensive 9-week cohort based curriculum that is designed to assist established, Chicagoland businesses that are experiencing a no/slow growth pattern and sustainability issues due to COVID-19. 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.

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

In this 9-week award winning cohort, 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.

DATES AND LOCATIONS

2020 SUMMER ONLINE COHORT:

Virtual Zoom Meetings – June 2 – July 28, Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm

IDEAL CANDIDATES

  • In business for more than 2 years
  • Made $50,000+ in revenue last year (Chicago cohorts) or $75,000+ in revenue (Aurora cohort)
  • Have 2 or more employees
  • Are working on the business full time

Questions? Contact the ScaleUp team at scaleup@wbdc.org.

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

       

 

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