Thank you for your interest in Scale Up Milwaukee's SPARC program. SPARC is a growth-centric virtual training program is a collaboration between Scale Up Milwaukee, WWBIC and the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. SPARC focuses on helping Black, Hispanic, and woman-owned businesses under $1M grow their ventures, focusing on sales, marketing, finances, operations, and organizational development.

Sessions will be held virtually every Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon, starting September through November. The cost of the program is $500 and includes a full year of Scale Up membership, unlimited consulting, and a business planning platform; limited scholarships are available.

All information recorded in this application will remain anonymous. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cizinsky at elizabeth@sumke.com.

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* 1. Please provide the owner's contact information:

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* 2. Please provide a brief description of your business. What product(s)/service(s) do you sell (i.e. residential construction, screen printing, etc.)?

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* 3. Is your company primarily business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C)?

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* 4. Do you currently conduct business online?

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* 5. What year was your company founded?

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* 6. How many total employees do you have (including yourself)?

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* 7. Indicate your 2021 year-end revenue (estimates accepted).

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* 8. Indicate your 2022 year-end revenue (estimates accepted).

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* 9. Indicate your projected 2023 year-end revenue (estimates accepted).

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* 10. How do you plan to grow your business in the next 12+ months? Please be specific. 

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* 11. What do you hope to gain by participating in SPARC? Please be specific.

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* 12. How has your business been impacted by recent events, including the current pandemic and civil unrest? How can SPARC help you recover, stabilize and grow?

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* 13. How did you learn about SPARC?

Answers to the following questions are optional.

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* 14. Is your business minority-owned, i.e. 50% or more of the business is owned by a person or people of color?

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* 15. Is your business woman-owned, i.e. 50% or more of the business is owned by a woman or group of women?

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* 16. Please indicate the race(s)/ethnicity(ies) of the owner(s).  Please check all that apply.

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* 17. Do you have access to reliable internet, computer, audio, camera and microphone? If not, Scale Up may be able to help. 

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* 18. SPARC is a cohort-style program that relies on diverse companies to hold each other accountable. Please refer any other companies you believe a good fit for this cohort, including contact information.

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* 19. Anything else we should know, including but not limited to any accommodations needed if selected into SPARC?

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