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prepare for funding opportunities

This workshop prepares small business owners and entrepreneurs for non-traditional funding opportunities such as Michigan Tribe micro-grants, Michigan Women Forward micro-loans, pitch competitions, and more. 

This workshop was designed to connect women and People of Color with more financial opportunities. 

BUSINESS PLANNING

Perfect your business plan and learn what traditional and non-traditional funders expect to see.  

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Prepare your financial documents for grant and loan opportunities, and understand Profit & Loss statements. 

PITCH COMPETITIONS

Craft and practice your pitch for competitions, video submissions, and investor conversations. 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

You'll get details about funding opportunities, such as websites to watch and deadlines to keep on the calendar, as well as useful local resources so you know exactly where to put your new knowledge to practical use. 

COST

$75

 

cost

DATE

Saturday, Aug. 27th

from 8-11am

 

location

Lean Rocket Lab

133 W. Michigan Ave.,

Jackson MI 49201

FAQs

Q: Is this workshop just for women?

A: No. We've specifically designed this course for those traditionally underfunded as business owners and entrepreneurs, which includes women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ community. However, all are welcome to apply. 

Q: Can I sign up for just one section of the workshop?

A: No. When you sign up, you're agreeing to attend the full length of the workshop to ensure you have everything you need to apply for funding opportunities like Michigan Tribe micro-grants, Michigan Women Forward micro-loans, and pitch competitions. 

Q: What kinds of businesses are a good fit for this workshop?

A: The workshop is designed for a variety of businesses, including brick and mortar, franchises, service-based businesses, multi-passionate entrepreneurs, and more. It's best for those ready to start or grow their business, but they need funding to do so. 

Q: Do I have to attend live?

A: Yes. It's best that you attend live and no virtual option or recording is offered, since there will be an interactive component to ensure your business moves forward and is ready for funding opportunities. 

ONLY 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE.