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Welcome to the 3000
Black Business
Challenge

WHAT IS 

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About our Bootcamps

 

Our bootcamps are designed to provide you with the necessary tools to empower you along your entrepreneurial journey. Each bootcamp is a dynamic and informative eight (8) hour event. To be awarded the grant, you must attend all 8 hours and successfully score 90 percent on the evaluations related to each topic of discussion. You must be willing and prepared to learn new ways of seeing business, thinking about business, and operating 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. We will, however, work to position 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 (1) 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 additional weekday bootcamp offerings, as the need presents itself. If you have business partners, all partners are recommended to attend the bootcamp together (if possible). There is no cost to attend any bootcamp. Please include the total number of partners when you register for 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 an active 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 birthing 3000 black-owned businesses in the Milwaukee area before the year 2024. Through our high-quality capacity building workshops and events, new businesses can reach greater heights.

 

Application Steps:

  • Click through the calendar below and choose which Bootcamp; Startup, Technical Assistance or Capacity Building.

  • Tell us why you should be invited to attend (below).

  • Special messages will be sent via emails as more programs open up! 

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WE CAN DO IT ALL

We provide an extensive consulting experience for start-up businesses as well as large corporations. We are equipped to assist with a wide range of services from business plans, human resource management and group training, to professional executive consulting.

Our Bootcamps get you started! Our Providers offer the Services You Need to get your Business on the right track.

Startup Funding

Technical Assistance

Capacity Building

Business Plan Creation

Business Credit

Financial Literacy

Commercial Finance

Business Accounting

Entrepreneurial Consulting

Annual Black Business Exposition

& Much More

Our Bootcamp Topics Include:

  • Starting a 501c3

  • Business Startup Workshops

  • Civil Rights Law in Contracting

  • SBA HUB Zone Monitoring/ Section 3 Monitoring/Opportunity Zone Briefings

  • City, County, Corporate, State, and Federal Certification Assistance

  • Accounting & Taxation Basics

  • Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Monitoring

  • How do CDFI's Work?

  • Personal Credit

  • Business Credit

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All who provide services to our members are required to attend one of our bootcamps. By attending our bootcamp you are eligible to become a Recommended Provider. This will be a requirement for everyone who we work with. No payments will be made to any vendor who has not attended the bootcamp and been accepted as a Recommended Provider. There is not a requirement for you to be a member of the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce in order to attend any of our bootcamps. However, in order to be a chamber Recommended Provider you must be a chamber member. All potential providers must submit an application, a resume, and your rate sheet for the professional services that you plan to provide.  Select all of the services you provide. 

SEEKING ADDITIONAL FACILITATORS AND PROVIDERS. IF INTERESTED, APPLY BELOW!

BECOME A 3000 BLACK BUSINESS CHALLENGE FACILITATOR OR PROVIDER!
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IF INTERESTED, Sign Up for a boot camp Today!

  • Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 18
    Perkins Private Event Venue
    Jul 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Perkins Private Event Venue, 6822 W Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53223, USA
    Jul 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Perkins Private Event Venue, 6822 W Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53223, USA
    Business Owners! Every 3rd Thursday we are networking somewhere! (5-9pm) -Pitch Competition -Gas Give Aways -Grant Leads -Free for Chamber members! https://www.twbcc.com/events-2
  • Sat, Jul 20
    Chicago
    Jul 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Chicago, 9039 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Chicago, 9039 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
    Join us for an unforgettable experience during our Black Winemakers Chicago Day Trip! Attendees will have the exciting opportunity to pick their own ingredients, craft their own wine, and bottle their spirits to their liking. Imagine bringing home 20+ bottles of your signature potion to share!
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 03
    Chase Bank
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Chase is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • Sat, Aug 10
    TWBCC
    Aug 10, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 10
    Rise & Grind Cafe
    Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    BMO Harris is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • Sat, Aug 17
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce
    Aug 17, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • Sat, Aug 31
    Chicago
    Aug 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
    Chicago, 9039 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
    Aug 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
    Chicago, 9039 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
    Join us for an unforgettable experience during our Black Winemakers Chicago Day Trip! Attendees will have the exciting opportunity to pick their own ingredients, craft their own wine, and bottle their spirits to their liking. Imagine bringing home 20+ bottles of your signature potion to share!
  • Sat, Sep 14
    TWBCC
    Sep 14, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Sep 14, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • Sat, Sep 21
    TWBCC
    Sep 21, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Sep 21, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • Sat, Oct 12
    TWBCC
    Oct 12, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Oct 12, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • Sat, Oct 19
    TWBCC
    Oct 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Oct 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • Sat, Nov 09
    TWBCC
    Nov 09, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Nov 09, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • Sat, Nov 16
    TWBCC
    Nov 16, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Nov 16, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    TWBCC, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
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Provider List Coming Soon!

Contact

Contact

Phone

(414) 306-6460


​Fax:

414-933-1656Fax

 

Email

admin@twbcc.com

 

Address

3020 W. Vliet Street Milwaukee, WI 53233


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