Thank you for applying to SPARC! This 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.

Virtual sessions will be held:
Tuesday, March 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, March 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitated virtual office hours will be held the afternoons of:
Thursday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, April 1, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, April 15, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, April 22, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, April 29, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, May 6, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, May 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, May 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Thursday, May 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm 


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 2020 year-end revenue (estimates accepted).

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

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* 9. Indicate your projected 2022 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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