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.
We offer multiple training programs for Black solopreneurs and microbusinesses who want to take their business to the next level. Our most popular course is ELEVATE, a 12-week incubator that is tailored to serve the most urgent needs identified by small businesses.
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.
Applications will close on February 03, 2023, at 6:00 PM EST.
100 Businesses Served
23% ATLANTA MSA
10% Out of State
Full-Time Business Owner
First Time Participating in an Incubation Program
Have Been in Business Between 2 - 4 Years
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
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
”The wellness session were super important to me and one of the most important things I felt I needed. As you are an entrepreneur you go through things and you kind of feel like you are on an island by yourself. But you need to reconnect to who you are as a person and that;s what the wellness sessions did for me.- Tracey
”Now, with everything that I’ve learned from Dr.Joy I can see what I was doing before. Everyone brags about how busy they are or how hard they’re working but no one but no one brags about balance.- Savannah
”I loved the wellness sessions because it gave me a community of people going through the same things I was going through to reflect with. I didn’t feel weird or like no one understood me. It wasn’t generic advice, it was real community and bonding.- Arelious