Watch the video of our last Open House for an overview of the program.

 

Invitation to Apply

If you meet the requirements and can attend all the scheduled classes, we invite you to apply using our easy online questionnaire located at the bottom of this page.

Cohort 2 Schedule

Track 1- Monday Nights, 6pm to 9pm, starting Monday, January 4th 2021 (We skip 1/18 for MLK)

  • Week One: Introductions, Program Orientation, and Intro to Cash Flow Projections (1/4/21)
  • Week Two: Building a Sustainable Organization’s Infrastructure (1/11/21)
  • Week Three: Leading People and Planning for Growth (1/25/21)
  • Week Four: Marketing and Selling- Business to Consumer, Business to Business and Business to Government (2/1/21)
  • Week Five: Essentials of Accounting, Human Resources and Taxes (2/8/21)
  • Week Six: Preparing for Capital (2/15/21)
  • Week Seven: Final Presentation for Both Tracks (2/22/21)

Track 2- Tuesday Nights, 6pm to 9pm, starting Tuesday, January 5th 2021 (We skip 1/19 for MLK)

  • Week One: Introductions, Program Orientation, and Intro to Cash Flow Projections (1/5/21)
  • Week Two: Building a Sustainable Organization’s Infrastructure (1/12/21)
  • Week Three: Leading People and Planning for Growth (1/26/21)
  • Week Four: Marketing and Selling- Business to Consumer, Business to Business and Business to Government (2/2/21)
  • Week Five: Essentials of Accounting, Human Resources and Taxes (2/9/21)
  • Week Six: Preparing for Capital (2/16/21)
  • Week Seven: Final Presentation for Both Tracks (2/22/21)

View the Curriculum here.

Requirements

The program is designed for small business owners who have a business poised for growth.

We look for applicants who are passionate about growing their business and creating jobs in their communities, and generally meet these criteria:

  • Owner or co-owner of a business in the DMV
  • Business in operation for at least two years or a completed business plan 
  • Business revenues of between $0 and $100,000 in the most recent fiscal year 
  • Minimum of one employee, can be the owner 

Application Process

  • Step One: Review the information on this website. If you have questions, schedule a call to discuss.
  • Step Two: Complete the application found here. We recommend reviewing your tax returns from the last 2 years so that you can accurately state your revenue. The application deadline is approaching.
  • Step Three: Our Team will review the applications and choose potential Participants for the Winter 2021 Cohort. For better in-class discussions, we have created 2 tracks. Track One is for Startups and Track 2 is for Growing Companies. Both tracks will receive the same curriculum, yet tailored to the needs of that group.
  • Step Four: Our Team will request documentation from the potential Participants verifying their revenue and business status. This documentation will include recent tax returns, identification, proof of ownership and some financial reporting. Those who submit required documentation will be invited to interview.
  • Step Five: Our Team will interview applicants via Zoom. Then, the Team will select up to 30 Participants for the Winter 2021 Cohort and assign them to Track 1 or 2.
  • Step Six: Our Team will notify all applicants by late December 2020. Those chosen will be invited to the Winter 2021 Cohort that starts in early January 2021. Those not selected will be introduced to local resources partners who can assist in their growth.

APPLICATION

Please complete the application below. Please take the time to enter accurate and compelling information. We choose Participants partly based on the answers given in the application. We look forward to meeting you!