Equity in Entrepreneurship
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What is Equity in Entrepreneurship?
Equity in Entrepreneurship (EquinEnt) is a pathway of opportunity for anyone who has a small business or business idea, and the desire to develop the skills needed to make it a success. EquinEnt grants access to industry experts and community mentorship, helping to profitably identify customer’s needs and demands, and establishing a foundational business process designed to scale and grow the business for the long term.
How Do I Know if the EquinEnt Program Is Right for Me?
If you answer YES to all of these questions, this program is for you:
- I have a small business or an idea for one I’d like to start.
- I have a successful business, no-quit, entrepreneurial mindset.
- I’m open to constructive criticism and being advised what may or may not work.
- I hold myself accountable for my actions and words.
- I have a set of goals, or welcome help defining my goals.
- I can commit to engaging in all 16 weeks of the course.
- I can commit the tuition fee ($500) deposit, and I understand that my positive engagement throughout the class will earn me up to full reimbursement of the tuition deposit at the conclusion of the class.
- I understand that failure to complete the class achievements may result in forfiture of my tuition deposit.
Do You Only Work With Startup Companies?
Mostly we do, but their are exceptions. We primarily work with pre-revenue companies, or small businesses that generate less than $100k in early years of revenue. Our Startup Studio program is designed for Early Stage Startups. Our G2G Venture Builder is open and available to any company in need of Business Consulting or Business Advising on their various business needs, such as: business model design, marketing strategy, content creation, strategic brand messaging, brand image and more.
Do You Offer Ongoing Consulting Services?
Yes indeed. Our Venture Builder offers services in Business Model Design, Marketing Strategy, Content Creation, Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Legal, Website Development, Sales Funnels, SWOT assessment, Business Pivot, Product Expansion, eCommerce, PPC, Branding, and more!
Do You Invest In Companies?
At this time we don’t do traditional investments. However depending upon your engagement during the course, we do provide up to $500 in seed funding to your business at the courses conclusion.
How much does does it cost to register for the class?
Registration fee for the EquinEnt program is $500. BUT keep in mind that if you’re fully engaged throughout all class sessions, you can receive a full reimbursement of the class fee PLUS up to an additional $500 in seed funding for your business.
How can I pay the course fee?
We accept cash, check, or credit card. You can make your selection when you fill out the registration form. If an extreme case of economic hardship limits one’s ability to pay the fee, assistance may be available. A request to discuss such options will be on the registration form.
What does being "fully engaged" in the class mean, and why is it important?
Being fully engaged in the EquinEnt program includes attending all class sessions. If the class is held in-person, you must attend in-person. All COVID safety precautions will be in-place (mandatory face masks, social distancing, health screening). If the class is held virtually, you must attend online with your device camera and microphone turned on.
Additionally, fully engaged means paying attention, taking notes, asking questions as needed, performing any homework assignments, and executing the tasks necessary to legally establish your business as will be explained during the class training sessions.
What are seed funding prizes and how can I win one?
The Additional Seed Fund Prize is indeed a competition! The top three most fully engaged students throughout the course as determined by the chief instructor will be eligible for an additional seed funding prize for their business. The prizes are $3000 for first place, $2000 for second place, and $1000 for third place.
What happens if I'm not "fully engaged" in the class?
You get out of EquinEnt what you put into it. Participants who are not fully engaged in the EquinEnt course may see their business seed funding and class fee reimbursement reduced or eliminated based on the extent of their non-engagement. If you miss more than two classes your registration fee will not be reimbursed. And you skip your 1 Million Cups presentation, you forfeit your seed funding. So you see, it makes sense to stay fully engaged throughout the course, establish your business, learn all you can, and come out ahead at the end.
I have more questions that aren't answered in this FAQ
See the Contact button below. Click that and fill out the Contact form with your questions. We’ll respond within 48 hrs. If yant to speak on the phone, or meet in person you can request that too.
OK, so how do I register for the next EquinEnt course?
As of February 9, registration for the Spring 2021 EquinEnt term is full and no more registrations for the Spring can be processed.
The next term will be the Summer 2021 and new registrations will open on June 1, 2021. So, set the date on your calendar and come back on June 1. When you do, there will be a Registration button under this FAQ and you can register online.