Welcome to the 3000
Black Business Challenge
About our BOOTCAMPS.
Our bootcamps are dynamic and informative. Each bootcamp is an eight (8) hour event. To be awarded the grant you must attend all 8 hours and successfully score 90 percent on the subject matter evaluations related to each topic of discussion. You must be ready and open to learn new ways of seeing business, thinking about business and behaving in business. This is not a lending program. If you are in need of funds for capacity building, there is no grant to be awarded however, we will work to position you and advise you on how to best approach our Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and traditional lenders. If you are not successful in receiving a grant you may reapply and attend a future bootcamp.
Bootcamps take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. (You only need to attend one Saturday bootcamp.) Invitations to the bootcamps will be based on the application narrative below. Surveys will also help us guide you through the process. We are evaluating doing a camp during the week; however, we have not arrived at that point at this process. If there are partners in your business, all partners are recommended to attend the bootcamp together (if possible). There is no cost to attend any bootcamp. Please note the number of partners when you register for any of the bootcamps. We will make provisions for partner groups because space will be limited at each camp. Please do not bring children or anyone who is not part of your business.
According to the United States Census Bureau, there are around 130,000 African-American-owned businesses, approximately 15,000 of these organizations are located in Wisconsin. We are passionate about increasing this number. The 3000 Black Business Challenge is an initiative by the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. solely focused on starting up 3000 black-owned businesses in the Milwaukie area before the year 2024. Through our high-quality capacity building workshops and events, new businesses can reach greater heights.
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Here are your Application Steps:
Apply to attend Boot Camp - Startup, Technical Assistance or Capacity Building. Tell us why you should be invited to attend (below)
Download the Wisconsin Black Chamber App to your smartphone to receive notifications/Updates (below)
We will be sending out special messages via email and via our App as our programs open up!
WE CAN DO IT ALL
We provide an extensive consulting experience that offers services fit for start-up businesses as well as large corporations. We are equipped to assist with a wide range of services from writing business plans, management of human resources, group training, and professional executive consulting.
Our Bootcamps get you started! Our Providers offer a TON of Services to get your Business on the right track.
Start Up Funding
Building Your Business Plan
Annual Black Business Exposition
& Much More
Our Boot Camp Topics
Contractor Professional Development and Monitoring
City, County State and Federal Certification Assistance
Section 3 monitoring
Business StartUp Workshops
Opportunity Zone Briefings
SBA HUB Zone Monitoring
Community Reivestment Act Monitoring
Civil Rights Law in Contracting
How do CDFI's Work?
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE 3,000 BLACK BUSINESS CHALLENGE?
Black-owned businesses have an annual revenue of about $130 billion. This is 3 times less than Hispanic-owned businesses and 6 times less than Asian-owned businesses. We work with visionary entrepreneurs because we believe that the expansion of Black businesses will lead to economic and civic development in Black
communities. Join us in achieving our goal of creating 3000 successful black-owned businesses by 2024!
Bootcamp 1: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN STARTING A BUSINESS ?
With our team of experienced professionals, we make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We will not just help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
Bootcamp 2: DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ?
Does your business need that extra help to boost economic growth? We also assist in business plan guidance, marketing plans, product assessment and more to give your business the competitive advantage it needs
Bootcamp 3: DO YOU NEED TO BUILD CAPACITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS ?
Our capacity-building workshops and events will help organizations improve their efficiency to build long-lasting businesses. We will provide businesses with professional tools, training and skills to get better achieve better results.