9 months to get your service-based business off the ground! DEADLINE: Jan 15.
Is this you?
You are a consultant 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 consulting 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 Consulting Success Accelerator
Our Consulting Success Accelerator
Designing a profitable service-based business model and brand with packaging, messaging and pricing that attracts decision-makers and authorized purchasers in government agencies
Building accounting processes and compliance-related planning to obtain and organize paperwork required to work with government agencies or corporate clients
Sales and lead generation design including websites, sales scripts, CRMs, proposal templates and more
Systems and process improvement planning to build a wow-factor customer experience that generates repeat business and referrals
Perks and Benefits
A cohort of 8-10 like-minded entrepreneurs who meet for monthly sessions and provide support, encouragement and share tools.
6 virtual sessions with an assigned Business Coach to map out a profitable model and plan for your consulting business
Eligibility (upon completion of required modules) to apply for up to $50k in business loans from the Sistahbiz Loan Fund
Access to back office support for accounting, project management, process improvement, credit repair, and marketing, to get your business organized
Become a part of a network that refers you and sends you leads, via emails with RFP announcements and other lead generation resources
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.
Before working with Makisha and Sistahpreneurs I had great ideas but no clear plan for messaging or selling to government agencies. In my work with Makisha, I got government certified, got help pitching my business to investors and re-designed packaging and messaging of my services in order to secure more contracts
Founder of Dope Mom Life Creative Agency
Tools for Accountability
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.
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.
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.
You have an existing, registered consulting business or other service-based business, and have at least 5 years of experience in your area of consulting. This experience can be from former employment opportunities.
You live in Colorado and will absolutely no problem attending in-person group sessions and virtual coaching sessions. Cohort members must be available for a full-day on-boarding 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.
"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/Sistahpreneurs demystifies the process of building a brand." - (Dianne Myles, Dope Mom Life)
Consulting Success is an initiative of the Sistahbiz Global Network, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The program duration is 9 months and includes monthly group cohort and monthly individual coaching sessions.
6 of the group sessions are held in person, in Denver, Colorado. 3 of the group sessions and all individual coaching sessions are virtual.
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 consulting 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 legally registered consulting or service-based businesses, are 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. Round one candidates will be selected for initial phone interviews. Round two candidates are selected for in person interviews in Denver, Colorado. Final applicants will be notified by February 5, 2020 and will be expected to attend a mandatory, full-day on-boarding retreat on the last Friday in February. PLEASE DO NOT apply if you are not available all day for this date.
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.
"You will love working with Makisha. She keeps it real and can really help you navigate through your business to get you moving in the direction you envision. Don't wait or second guess this. It's a worthwhile investment in yourself and your brand."
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