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OUR MISSION

We grow and support Black solopreneurs and  microbusinesses by delivering targeted technical assistance and shared professional services that empower business owners to grow their operations and scale their businesses. Dedicated to serving the whole business, we not only focus on the health of the business, but also the health of the business owner by partnering with licensed wellness coaches and mental health practitioners to serve as mentors to small businesses. Our core belief is that by serving the whole business, the entire community prospers  economically and holistically.

Program Overview

ELEVATE is a 12-week incubator that is tailored to serve the most urgent needs identified by small businesses. The 12-week program provides resources, tools, mentorship, training, wellness support, and connects an ecosystem of entrepreneurs to thriving community partners who are dedicated to the growth of solopreneurs and microbusinesses. ELEVATE moves businesses from aspiration to application to the achievement of growing from sole operators to a thriving business with multiple employees.

The ELEVATE program provides small businesses, who we refer to as “Villagers,” the resources, tools, professional services, and access to experts within the Village Market Atlanta ecosystem to help them scale and grow their business from a single employee model to a thriving business with multiple employees.

Cohort 3 Stats

THE BREAKDOWN

65% ATLANTA
25% ATLANTA MSA
5% GEORGIA 5% OUT OF STATE

Sole Operators

80%

Women-Owned Businesses

90%

First Time Participating in an Incubation Program

75%

Have Been in Business 4 Years

40%

No Experience with The Village Market

60%

The Focus

12-Week Cohort for Small Businesses

Business Development, Wellness Classes & Mentorship

Professional & Technical Support Services

Access to Affordable Online & Physical Retail Spaces

Collab & Connect With Community Partners & Leaders

Elevate Curriculum Overview

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