prepare for funding opportunities

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

This course was designed in collaboration with NAACP (Jackson, Michigan Branch), Michigan Tribe, Michigan Women Forward, and Jackson Michigan Chamber of Commerce to connect women and People of Color with more financial opportunities. 

BUSINESS PLANNING with Michigan SBDC

August 5th

6-7:30 pm

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

PITCH COMPETITIONS with Invite Consulting

August 12th

6-7:30 pm

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

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT with Michigan Women Forward

August 19th 

6-7:30 pm

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES by Community Partners

August 26th 

6-7:30 pm

You'll hear from Lean Rocket Lab, Michigan Tribe, Women Forward, Jackson Michigan Chamber of Commerce, NAACP, and Michigan SBDC so you know right where to find funding opportunities and business resources.

COST

$75

 

cost

DATES

Wednesdays in August 2020 from 6-7:30PM

 

location

Zoom

 

FAQs

Q: Is this course 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 of the weekly classes?

A: No. When you sign up, you're agreeing to attend all four of the weekly classes 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 course?

A: The course 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 each class live, since there will be an interactive component to ensure your business moves forward and is ready for funding opportunities. 

ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE.

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