Optimized Business Solutions for Women!
Small Business Resilience for Women Entrepreneurs of Color
Learn how to:
Validate if your value proposition will work in the current and post COVID economy
Identify and speak to your customer’s evolving needs
Make your business more efficient
Renegotiate contracts to create better cash Flow
MOVE FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Two years in business | Minimum pre-COVID gross revenues of $150,000 | Based in Los Angeles County
Application Deadline: May 10th, 2021
Program Starts May 17th, 2021
Funding for this program has been provided by LISC LA and the Visa Foundation’s Small Business Resilience for Women of Color initiative
UpliftHer is an accelerated five-week series of interactive workshops and executive coaching created by and for women!
Identify your operational style
Evaluate what works for you and what does not
Prepare to apply for loans and grants
Reacquaint yourself with your customers through discovery interviews
Think Like A CFO
Build Your Business
UpliftHer is designed by and for women and addresses the unique challenges we face as entrepreneurs in a 5-week deep-dive that reveals practical and creative solutions, and explores how your business is working for you.
This is an experiential hands-on practical workshop series – not a set of online lectures. Our goal is to create an entrepreneurial experience unique to your needs that helps reset your entrepreneurial mindset while providing practical solutions.
Each week you will be asked to prepare for the workshops to maximize application of the techniques and insights you will learn from the workshops and other entrepreneurs to help meet the demands of the moment and in the future.
You will be getting your hands dirty talking to customers, partners, and other business owners as you encounter the chaos and uncertainty of how our new world actually works. You’ll learn how to turn a great idea into a great pivot, product, or practice.
Masterminds & Mentor Groups
Guided by Dr. Karen Semien-McBride, noted psychologist and inspirational business coach, Mastermind sessions will help us chart a professional path with improved self-awareness and greater clarity to achieve our professional and personal goals.
We will also work through specific issues in smaller mentorship groups, working together to solve problems.
Sessions and Experts
Week 1: Access to Capital
Week 2: Think Like A CFO
Week 3: Know Your Customer
Week 4: HR and Insurance
Week 5: Contracts for Better Cash Flow
Denise McKenzie – National Science Foundation
Dr. Karen McBride – MK Circle Enterprises
Dr. Toya Johnson-Moore – MK Circle Enterprises
Urina Harrell – VoxPop Branding
Vikita Poindexter – Poindexter Consulting
Ju Park – Parsus LLP
Denise McKenzie – NSF/SBIR Specialist
Kathleen Minogue – CrowdFund Better
Latavia Pineda – Small Business Majority
Lindsay Chung – Opportunity Fund
Emma Maxey – SBA