Welcome to the 3000
Black Business Challenge
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.
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!
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.
Business Plan Creation
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?
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!
IF INTERESTED, Sign Up for a boot camp Today!
- Multiple DatesSat, Apr 15Wisconsin African American Womens CenterApr 15, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PMWisconsin African American Womens Center, 3020 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USADoes your business need extra help to boost revenue? We also assist in business plan guidance, marketing plans, product assessment and more to give your business the competitive advantage it needs.
- Multiple DatesSat, May 06Wisconsin African American Womens CenterMay 06, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PMWisconsin African American Womens Center, 3020 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USAOur 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 DatesSat, May 20Location is TBD
- Multiple DatesSat, Jun 03Wisconsin African American Womens CenterJun 03, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PMWisconsin African American Womens Center, 3020 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USAOur 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.