EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses
ECDI/WBC and the Women’s Network bring entrepreneurs in the Greater Akron region a new series of entrepreneurial training:

EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses

Building a successful business takes a team. The EMPOWER for Women-owned Businesses collaborative is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to expand their existing small enterprise into a viable and profitable business. Clients taking this course will focus on four critical developmental areas; business concept, organization, customer relations, and operations using the GrowthWheel® concept, an interactive tool that helps entrepreneurs develop their business through an action-oriented process. Clients will also complete homework assignments that will assist them in developing a business plan and 30/60/90 day action plan.

• Building a sustainable enterprise
• 1:1 Coaching for individual business owners
• Building an action plan for success
• Networking with other entrepreneurs

**EMPOWER for Business is supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation**

Questions regarding EMPOWER can be directed to Alexis Coffey at acoffey@ecdi.org or 216.912.5670

***Application Deadline: January 15th, 2018***

Email address *
Applicant Name *
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Cell Phone Number *
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Home Address *
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Business Name *
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Business Address *
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Business Website (If applicable)
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Did you personally establish, or buy this business? *
If yes, is it a franchise?
When was your business established or purchased? *
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Have you previously owned a business? *
Please briefly describe your business. (include your title) *
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On what aspect of business do you spend most of your personal time? *
Your answer
Please briefly describe any work/career experience before establishing or purchasing this business. *
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Check all subjects that would be of value in growing and operating your business.
Business Accounting/Budget
Business Plan
Buy/Sell Business
Cash Flow Management
Customer Relations
eCommerce (using the internet to do business)
Financing/Capital (Such as applying for a loan)
Government Contracting (including certifications)
Human Resources/Managing Employees
Legal Issues
Marketing/Sales (promotion, market research, pricing)
Tax Planning
What specific training, if any, have you taken to become proficient in operating a business?
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Have you ever engaged in coaching services? *
If so, please click other and describe.
Do you currently have a business mentor?
The content included in the EMPOWER for Business Program includes training and coaching around the following four categories: Business Concept, Organization, Customer Relations, and Operations.
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Business Concept: Of these categories, which would you describe as a strength or weakness?
Needs Improvement
Business Idea
Product Portfolio
Customer Portfolio
Market Position
Organization: Of these which are you currently lacking? *
I have, but would like additional assistance
I have
Ownership and Board
Business Processes
Steps for Growth
Customer Relations: Check all boxes you are most interested in learning about. *
Operations: Which of the operational areas are of the most interest to you? *
Most Intersted
Least Interested
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Describe your current network. (Women's Network, WBC Member, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) *
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What are you hoping to gain by enrolling in the EMPOWER for Business Program? *
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