Black food entrepreneurs require foundational support now more than ever to ensure they are operating a viable food business. The #BlackFoodEnergy Entrepreneurship Accelerator powered by DoorDash and Spring Activator is designed to help ensure that Black food entrepreneurs are equipped with the industry knowledge needed to operate a successful food business in Canada, while exploring the opportunities available for growth through food delivery, funding, community building and retailing.
Get an understanding of the key components of personal credit and how to keep your credit score in good status. Acquire knowledge of personal budgeting, Retirement planning, insurance to protect the business owner’s personal life. Use tools and resources to manage debt payments, information and resources in personal investing.
Acquire an understanding of the critical components of a business. Understand the 20 “focus areas” of every business. The Accelerator concentrates on the top 12, including the nine areas of the “Business Model Canvas” approach. Gain knowledge on how to do a 360 analysis of your business, create quarterly 30-60-90 plans, and track ambitions and outcomes. Get access to tools and software to “work on the business versus in the business. ” These tools will allow you to forecast the future, track results and outcomes, and work on the present.
Amass An understanding of the critical components of a business plan, how to construct the narrative and the financial section. Gain knowledge of how banks and lending institutions look at business plans. Learn how to pitch your story to them correctly and efficiently. Complete a business plan with industry-leading tools that help you execute the business plan. Get access to Growth software that allows you to “make decisions” and “take action” on the business plan you produced.
Walk away with a more extensive network of prospects and access to advanced procurement, trade, and international markets. Get an understanding of the critical components of a business. Learn how to execute on all of the 20 focus areas of every business. Participants will learn how banks, lending institutions, and investors look at business plans and how to pitch your story to them correctly. Finally, realize increased knowledge and increased revenues. The goal is to get your firm to its first $100,000 in revenues.
The mentorship program is for business owners with a minimum of $100K or higher in revenues. The program’s goal is to get firms to their first $1 million and beyond. The focus is on firms in cleantech, STEM, or high growth potential industries. Firms must have 5+ years of business experience and have completed the Propel Mastermind program. Participants will learn how banks, lending institutions, and investors look at business plans and how to pitch your story to them correctly. Also, they will acquire an understanding of how to construct a strategic plan, advanced marketing plans, brand platforms, business development strategies
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As part of its mandate to provide funding and capacity-building support for Canadian Black-led businesses, Black Opportunity Fund (BOF) has established the Black entrepreneurship Program. The program provides Canadian Black entrepreneurs who have been unable to access traditional funding from financial institutions with business education, financial literacy, skills training and support. In addition, businesses that do not qualify for a loan may be eligible for the Black Opportunity Fund (BOF) Black Entrepreneur Program.
The program provides Canadian Black entrepreneurs who have been unable to access traditional funding from financial institutions with wrap-around services from the CBCC. These Services include providing business education, financial literacy, skills training and support to help build their capacity and knowledge to operate successful, sustainable businesses. Upon completing the program, companies can receive a non-repayable loan of up to $2,000 to help scale their businesses. CIBC provides financial support for the program through the BOF.