If you’re a woman with a business, or have a business idea, we can help you. You and your business are unique, that’s why we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. We offer three different programs tailored to meet your needs. Each phase addresses the most critical education, best practices and guidance needed to support the business as it moves from idea stage, to launch to growth stage. Each class is taught by successful business owners and professionals from the local community who have in-depth experience in their fields. Every class session is followed by a one hour, one-on-one coaching session where experts in the industry spend time answering questions.
EXPLORE is for first-time entrepreneurs, or early-stage business owners. You will explore the feasibility of your business idea and receive the tools you need to bring your idea to life. LAUNCH is for entrepreneurs and business owners who have viable, well vetted business with revenue and a client/customer base. You will build an SBA-certified business plan, receive a mentor, and have the opportunity to compete for funding. Lastly, GROW is for established entrepreneurs and business owners who are planning for growth, expansion, and financing. You will advance your knowledge and learn the best practices of specific business topics through workshops and personalized programs with experts.
Both EXPLORE & LAUNCH are held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. Fall 2017 cohorts will meet at the Cleveland Heights Small Business Development Center, located on the second floor of the Cleveland Heights Library. (2340 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118).
GROW workshops are not on a specific schedule, but held throughout the year.