(verb) raise or lift up to a higher position

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.

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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.

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THE BREAKDOWN

68% ATLANTA
22% GEORGIA
10% Out of state

Sole operators 90%
Women Owned Businesses 87%
First Time Participating in an Incubation Program 84%
Have been in business 4 years 71%
No Experience with The Village Market 55%

the focus

12-Week Cohort for small businesses
Business Development, Wellness classes & Mentorship
Professional & technical support services
Access to affordable online and physical retail spaces
Collab and connect with community partners & leaders

ELEVATE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

MEET THE VILLAGE

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Anitra

Reflektion Design

Ann

Spring Cosmetics

Arnold

DAPPERDIRECT

ArrKeicha

GoodBoyGoodies

Brandi

Juice Snob

Brittany

CannaB

Christan

Complete Revenue Coalition LLC

Demetria

Candles 4 the Culture

Destiny

A House Called Hue

Edwin

Woofjet

Jade

Teacher Jade

Jeana

Gypsyroot

Jennet

Weathered Not Worn

Jonart & Camille

The Muted Home

Julius

Turmeric Magic

Kia

Bee Juicy

Kimberly C.

Creole Secret Therapeutic Aromatherapy

Kimberly W.

AIM Beauty LTD.

KP & Britt

LCKR ROOM

Kristien

Black Girl Waisted

Lindsay

Linnic

Marta

Marta Collier Educational Systems and Services LLC

Melita

MISO Living

Mercede

Bellemay Naturals

ReShaun

O.U.R. Educational Enterprise

Ronda

True North Total Wellness

Savannah

Kindred Paper Company

Shana

Rest Rituals

Trena

Jubilee Maids

Victoria

The Secret Cocktail®

Zayna

Bare the Brand

MEET THE VILLAGE

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Aja

AJA Naturals

Andane'

Trendy Nomad

Restore More

Claudine

Courtney

BeautyHappinessHealing LLC

Crystal

Rayvynne® Fit

Diana

Social Theory

Dianna

Dianna's Foods

Elandis

Arelia's Dream

Ikeda

Love Ground Candle Co.

India

Minkd Out Extensions

Justin

McKinnie Real Estate Solutions, LLC

Keshia

The Elephant in the Room Inc

Lawrese

C-Track

Levar

Snubb3d Magazine

Lindsay

Kultured Misfits

Marta

Divine Arte

Mimi

The Glamatory

Oslyn

Fllowerbox

Phillip

GRAIL-ATL

Shanayla

A Few Wood Men

Sheba

Nolef Turns Inc.

Tia

Vertical Activewear Inc

Vic

Cam Swank

Zachary

The Almond Brown Collection

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