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Spring & Fall 2024

The Financial Readiness Program is a 6-week program designed for early to growth stage businesses preparing for growth through customer or capital acquisition. The program focuses on core business and financial principles to help you develop a comprehensive plan for your business to secure funding or increase revenue.

This 6-week virtual program covers the following topics:

  • Business Model Validation
  • Sales & Brand Positioning
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Building Financial Projections
  • Storytelling & Pitching
  • Legal/Due Diligence Readiness
  • Building Your Team
  • Capital Readiness

The Spring 2024 Financial Readiness Program Schedule: March 26th – May 21st, 2024

The Fall 2024 Financial Readiness Program dates will be announced soon…

Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a for-profit business
  • Owned and operated by underestimated entrepreneur (i.e. Women, Person of Color, Veteran, or Low-to-moderate individuals)
  • Minimum of 2 years in business with at least $25K in revenue or 2+ employees
  • Willingness and availability to commit 10-12 hours a week on their business

What to expect:

  • Weekly educational training sessions
  • Dedicated advisor mentor for the duration of the program
  • Access to 60+ subject matter experts
  • Peer-to-Peer learning/assessments
  • IV staff office hours
  • Business Perks and savings
  • PR and visibility
  • Corporate pro-bono support
  • Alumni program induction to assist in continuous growth
  • Eligible for grants up to $10k
  • Eligible for loans up to $50k

Sign-up to attend the next info session below.

*Interested participants must attend an info session
or speak to a staff member to apply.*


Program Dates:

Spring 2024 Financial Readiness Program: March 26th – May 21st

Fall 2024 Financial Readiness Program: to be announced

Donna Henry

For more information and questions, please email Donna Henry, Sr. Director of Programs

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