1:1 Coaching

You know your business best. We’re here to help you succeed.

First, we will listen as you describe what you are trying to accomplish with your business, what challenges you are seeking to overcome, and how you think we can help. We will dedicate as much time to your business as you need, and our coaching is always free.

Then, we will assess how we can help and respond with the activities we recommend that you complete, with our help. The most common activities are outlined below.

For Early-stage Businesses

  • Establish Business Goals
  • Establish Personal Financial Goals
  • Define Your Products
  • Price Your Products
  • Create Business Plan
  • Create Financial Forecast
  • Register Your Legal Structure
  • Secure your business license and required certifications
  • Purchase Business Insurance
  • Establish a Separate Business Bank Account
  • Manage Your Books Using Online Software
  • Analyze Capital Needs and Options

For Emerging Businesses

  • Acquire or Lease Initial Space for Your Business
  • Develop Marketing Plan
  • Establish an Online Presence
  • Measure Your Business Operations Using Key Performance Indicators
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures
  • Draft Job Descriptions to Help You Hire Staff
  • Implement an Automated Payroll System
  • Update Your Financial Forecast
  • Evaluate Current Physical Space Needs
  • Certify Your Business as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) or a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Re-evaluate Capital Needs and Options
  • Update Your Business Plan
  • Complete Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab

For Established Businesses

  • Complete a Wholesale and Contract Readiness Program
  • Secure New Wholesale Opportunity or Service Contract
  • Create Growth Strategy
  • Secure Growth Capital
  • Acquire or Lease Larger Space for Your Business
  • Execute Initial Phase of Growth Strategy
  • Create a Succession Plan
  • Evaluate Your Opportunities to Transfer, Sell, or Merge Your Business
  • Serve on an A4CB Committee
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