Mentorship. Business Development. Incubation.
The SHE CAN WORK core program is a 12 month, hybrid incubator program for Black women entrepreneurs. Our primary focus is to provide mentorship, programming, partnership and sisterhood as each of our entrepreneurs builds a solid business foundation and the infrastructure required to lead a thriving, scalable company.
Starting a company takes time and you don't have time to waste.
New business owners have to balance learning and doing.
We focus on helping you DO.
The 3 Phases
During this VIRTUAL phase we assess current business health, personal development needs and leadership strengths. This time is dedicated to stabilizing the business and the entrepreneur before the intensity of the next phase.
Mentor and Business Advisor Assignments
Orientation to Program
Business Clean Up
Business Bank Account
Participants in our program are CEOs and leaders of their companies, so you'll heavily focus on getting clarity, making decisions and setting direction for others. We DO NOT focus on helping you become an expert in areas of your business that are not required of you as CEO (i.e. branding). Instead, we help you strategize, communicate, articulate your vision, seek support and give clear instruction to service providers.
Participants must commit to 5 full days of bootcamp style, IN PERSON completion of business basics work sessions focusing on building a strong business foundation. Each day is designed to provide direction and support execution of daily deliverables.
But First Financials
One of the primary reasons Black women owned businesses fail is related to finances. But not for you! We're spending a full day dedicated to how you will make money, setting up your financial statements and getting clear about how you will finance your new business.
What you'll complete...
A Business Model Canvas
Cash Flow Statement, Income Statement and Balance Sheet
Business Funding Plan
Our entrepreneurs transition into our VIRTUAL community to continue mentoring, communication, and support from cohort members, the SCW team and our partners. Plus, the option to attend company leadership focused, Work Sessions, IN PERSON 2x monthly. Participation in programming at this phase is based on each entrepreneurs needs.
Work sessions focused on:
The program...simply put!
Is this for you?
YES, if you are Black woman entrepreneur or aspire to be and...
you are serious about building a successful business
you are willing to WORK
you know websites and cute cards aren't enough
you don't want to hustle, you want to build
you want to learn how to be a true CEO of your company
you want to start/build a profitable business
Do I need to have a registered business?
Yes, your business must be officially registered in your state before the start of the program. If you need assistance, please contact email@example.com.
How are mentors assigned and when?
Each cohort member will be assigned a mentor and business advisor during the first month of the program. Assignments are made based on individual personal and business needs.
What is required vs. optional?
The following are REQUIRED components of the program: * (1) Onboarding Call with a SHE CAN WORK mentor * Monthly Call with an Assigned Business Mentor * Quarterly Calls with an Assigned Business Advisor * 5-Day Bootcamp, July 10-14, 9 AM - 3 PM
Is there a cost to participate?
Yes, there is an investment of $2500 to participate in the full year. Monthly payments are available.
How many bootcamp days can I miss?
In order to increase your success, we require that you commit to 100% of the bootcamp day, 100% of the 5 days. We understand emergencies occur, but HIGHLY recommend you postpone participation if you can't commit.
What happens after the program?
During the program you will be matched with a mentor and business advisor that you can continue with beyond the program. Additionally, you will build relationships with a number of our partners for continued growth. AND, you will be a lifelong member of the SHE CAN WORK community.