Prepare for Funding Opportunities

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This course prepares small business owners and entrepreneurs in Jackson County, Michigan for non-traditional funding opportunities.

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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.

By taking this course, you'll be prepared to apply for non-traditional funding opportunities such as Michigan Tribe micro-grants, Michigan Women Forward micro-loans, pitch competitions, and more.

Your one time purchase includes all of the below sessions:

BUSINESS PLANNING with Michigan SBDC on August 5th from 6-7:30pm

PITCH COMPETITIONS with Invite Consulting on August 12th from 6-7:30pm

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT with Michigan Women Forward on August 19th from 6-7:30pm

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES by Community Partners on August 26th from 6-7:30pm

For more information about each of these sessions, visit michigantribe.com/courses.

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.

This 4-week course takes place using the Zoom online platform. All links will be provided to those who register.

Only 20 spots are available, so don't wait to register!

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