This program is designed to meet businesses where they are, and provide individual Solutions and peer support to address the economic needs a small businesses that have been made vulnerable as a result of COVID-19. The Program offers four service components: 20 hours of self-selected, personalized Consulting Services, participation in a peer advisory CEO group, direct technical assistance on stabilizing a business and getting a capital ready, and state certification as an SDO business.
Beauty and Personal Services Industry focused program
This offering is being catered to a specific entrepreneur profile: hair salons and barber shops as well as hairstylists, barbers who did not qualify for a PPP loan and need a growth plan and operations support to get their businesses back on track in COVID-19. Additional reopening and general business trainings will be delivered to this sector by Janin Duran Consulting; complementing this cohort work.
Janin Duran Consulting Group works directly with corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that want to connect, serve and support the Spanish-speaking business community by providing culturally adapted and result-oriented solutions. They specifically offer Cultural Adaptation of English Language Programs to Serve Spanish-speaking community. She will analyze client current curriculum/materials, Identify elements requiring adaptation, adaptation and translation of curriculum/materials. Offering Content Creation and Implementation of Targeted Business Workshops, Communication / Marketing Strategy, Grassroots Outreach / Targeted Outreach, Website Analysis (including social media).
At EforAll we turn dreams into businesses. We offer public events, workshops, mentorship, and a free business accelerator program offered twice a year in English and Spanish. This program offers a unique combination of immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start, pivot, or grow a business or nonprofit is encouraged to apply. EforAll and EparaTodos programs are open to all and intentionally serve under-represented and under-connected entrepreneurs.
This Program will serve 10 Latinx main streets businesses, such as restaurants, retailers, bodegas, barber shops and salons that have between $100,000 - $500,000 in annual revenues and need support with pivoting and digital transformation to sustain the business.
Our flagship program—the Business Equity Initiative—(BEI) provides Black- or Latinx-owned matching businesses with highly qualified Strategic Advisors who spend 6-9 months developing and helping to implement strategic plans.
This program is meant for those restaurants who are in immediate danger of closing. With these clients, we will work closely with ownership and management to create a 13-week cash flow using RTR tools. Based on that document, we can assess how much runway a given business has left and create systems/plans to extend that runway. Clients involved in 1:1 consulting will receive one-hour weekly meetings, RTR tools (ie cash flow and menu costing) and e-mail/text/call assistance throughout.
The series can be thought of as a mini, restaurant-specific MBA. We cover nearly every aspect of running a restaurant (COGS control, Labor management, "financials as a management tool", Vendor negotiations, etc) and give participants the tools to implement industry best practices into their own businesses. The program also serves as an opportunity for collaboration and conversation between owners - the value of which cannot be overstated. Participants are required to commit to twelve workshops, held weekly, over the next several months. The workshop series start date is TBD, but we are targeting mid-November. The specific date depends on enrollment.