Sistahbiz Service Business Accelerator

Sistahbiz Service Business Accelerator

Is this you?

  • You are a service-based B2B business owner with expertise and a desire to secure large contracts with government agencies, corporations or other large entities

  • You need help packaging and pricing your services for government agencies and corporations

  • You aren't sure how to pitch to government agencies, school districts or local municipalities

  • You aren't sure where to find Requests for Proposals nor do you even understand how to use them

  • You need help drafting proposals, sales scripts and other sales tools for your service-based business

  • You want help getting certifications for minorities, women and disadvantaged businesses

  • You don't have the credit or capital to carry large contracts and you want help taking key steps to change that

We get it. You want to play big, position yourself to secure the bag and the government contracts. We're here to help.

Our Sistahbiz Service Business Accelerator
curriculum includes:

Our Sistahbiz Service Business Accelerator
curriculum includes:

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Designing a profitable service-based business model and brand with packaging, messaging and pricing that attracts decision-makers and authorized purchasers in government agencies

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Building accounting processes and compliance-related planning to obtain and organize paperwork required to work with government agencies or corporate clients

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Sales and lead generation design including websites, sales scripts, CRMs, proposal templates and more

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Systems and process improvement planning to build a wow-factor customer experience that generates repeat business and referrals

Perks and Benefits

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    A cohort of 8-10 like-minded entrepreneurs who meet for monthly sessions and provide support, encouragement and share tools.

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    6 virtual sessions with an assigned Business Coach to map out a profitable model and plan for your service business

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    Eligibility (upon completion of required modules) to apply for up to $50k in business loans from the Sistahbiz Loan Fund 

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    Access to back office support for accounting, project management, process improvement, credit repair, and marketing, to get your business organized

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    Become a part of a network that refers you and sends you leads, via emails with RFP announcements and other lead generation resources

Online Access

That's what we're about. In addition to virtual coaching sessions, you'll also receive access to our exclusive online portal with all of your coaching notes, individual milestones and business metrics graphs.


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Tools for Accountability

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You'll build an individual plan outlining your milestones and deadlines for key accomplishments in the program. You'll track sales, website traffic and more.

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After each 1-on-1 session, you'll receive notes from the sessions with your business coach. You'll get automatic email reminders when milestones and tasks are due.

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Get advice, feedback, motivation and support from an active community of fellow sistahpreneurs and a network of sistahbiz business experts and coaches who want to see you win.

Ideal Applicants

  • You have an existing, registered service-based business, and have at least 5 years of experience serving business customers. This experience can be from former employment opportunities.

  • You will have absolutely have no problem attending virtual coaching sessions and can participate on video. Cohort members must be available for a full-day on-boarding virtual retreat on the last Friday in February.

  • You are committed to securing a loan or capital investment within 10 months of the program launch, to cover marketing, accounting, certification and any other startup or operations costs. 

  • You need support with obtaining government certifications, finding and bidding on RFP's, business planning and/or credit repair and restoration.

Icon Testimonial Quote"I loved the fact that this group is for Black women. Also the aspect of having both one-on-one sessions and group sessions combined. Makisha is a forthright woman who makes it easy to come forward with questions and concerns. She's a real person, easily accessible, like a girlfriend who gives it to you straight, which I really appreciate very much. She/Sistahbiz demystifies the process of building a brand." - (Dianne Myles, Dope Mom Life)

Sistahbiz Service Business Accelerator

Sistahbiz Service Business Accelerator is an initiative of The Foundation for Black Entrepreneurship, a non-profit venture to support black women entrepreneurs and close the equity gap in entrepreneurship. We want to thank our generous sponsors and supporters for making this program available to our community through the Sistahbiz Global Network.


Frequently Asked Questions

The program duration is 9 months and includes monthly group cohort and monthly individual coaching sessions.

All 9 group sessions and the 6 individual sessions are held live via Zoom. 

It's a lot of work. This program is not a quick fix or a "done-for-you" program. It's for the entrepreneur who wants to support building service systems, accessing capital, getting government certified, and securing contracts. There is about 5-10 hours of work every two weeks to build the business. Please do NOT apply if you can not block this time on your calendar and commit to the work.

8-10 entrepreneurs will be selected based on interview and application review. We are seeking entrepreneurs who have a legally registered business and offers services to business customers. Applicants must also be committed to landing contracts within the 9-month period of the program and open to taking out a loan from the Sistahbiz Loan Fund for cash flow, marketing, and other costs associated with their business model. 

Candidates should submit the online application. Final applicants will be notified early February 2022 and will be expected to attend a mandatory, full-day virtual on-boarding retreat on the last Friday in February. PLEASE DO NOT apply if you are not available all day for this date.

*The deadline to apply is: January 28, 2022

Training, coaching, consultation and program services provided are paid for by the program. However, the cost is your time, deep and unwavering commitment to program completion and business success, and contributions to the overall success of the program and Sistahbiz Global Network.

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