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Hello Applicant:

The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) and George Washington University, School of Business (GWSB) are accepting applications for the Cohort III of the ELEVATE (Executive Leadership Education Venture Advancing Talented Entrepreneurs). This program is focused on helping local Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) more effectively and efficiently manage their business' products and services and increase revenue and employment.  

All applicants are required to upload their photo and submit a short 3-5 minute video to complete their application. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, August 26. 

If you need assistance please contact Evette Banfield at elevate@cnhed.org.

Thank you!

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* 1. First and last name

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* 2. Name of business

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* 3. Check all of the affiliations that apply.

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* 4. Please upload your photo that we can use for promotional purposes (i.e. file type such as png. jpg or jpeg)

PNG, JPG, JPEG file types only.
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* 5. All applicants are required to submit one short, 3-5 minute video responding to the four (4) questions below. 

A. Describe a personal achievement that has had a significant impact on your business.
B. Describe a business challenge have you faced, and how did you address it?
C. What are your long-term aspirations for your business?
D. How can the Elevate program help you design, build and grow your business?

Please copy and paste the YouTube URL to your video in the space provided.

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* 6. Please indicate what are the most important (Top 5) knowledge, skills and abilities you need to grow your business’s products and services.

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* 7. Do you currently have a board of advisors?

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* 8. What percentage of your business sales reflects your contracting and procurement client base? Please fill in the percent below (e.g. 25% local government, 75% consumer).

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* 9. Which of the following “back office” functions do you have in-house or contract out?

  In-house Contract Out
Accounting
Human Resources
Information and Technology
Legal
Marketing
Online billing system
Project management
Sourcing
Procurement

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* 10. Gender

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* 11. Contact information, email address and social media

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* 12. Is your business headquartered in the District of Columbia?

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* 13. Ward business is located

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* 14. Industry certifications

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* 15. Education level

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* 16. Years owning your business

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* 17. Annual revenue for 2020 and 2021

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* 18. Industry

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* 19. Business structure

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* 20. Number of employees in 2020 and 2021

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* 21. Please provide contact information of a current business reference

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* 22. How did you learn about ELEVATE?

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