Whether you've already launched or have a side hustle you'd like to grow, the Own Our Own Business Academy has practical tools to help you succeed.
Having a successful business is rarely the result of good luck, but is tied to building your knowledge and putting in the work. If you're ready to learn the skills you need, register today by emailing or calling 412-242-4920, option 5.
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What are you waiting for?
Start or Grow Your Business with Confidence!
Articulate your business model
Gather & apply real-time customer insights
Get help with legal,
accounting, & more.
Gain valuable allies & accountability partners
What is the Own Our Own Entrepreneurship Academy?
The OOO Entrepreneurship Academy is a 12-week, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action.
Participants enter into a facilitator-led, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of 10-15 like-minded peers. Over the twelve weeks, they develop and fine-tune their ideas using the CO.STARTERS Canvas, critically examining every part and determining next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community.
Participants leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable venture, articulate their models, and repeat the process with the next great idea.
All sessions take place from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Week 1: Sep14 - Your entrepreneurial "DNA"
Week 2: Sep 21 - Customer discovery 101
Week 3: Sep 28 - Customer discovery workshop
Week 4: Oct 5 - Marketing: getting and keeping customers
Week 5: Oct 12 - Building your business model to grow
Week 6: Oct 19 - Legal structures
Week 7: Oct 26 - Discovering The Bottom Line-Costs, Needs, Break-Even Point
Week 8: Nov 2 - Accounting for Growth
Week 9: Nov 9- Financial/Accounting, Technical Assistance Workshop
Week 10: Nov 16- Planning For the Future
Week 11: Nov 30- Crafting Your Pitch
Week 12: Dec 7- End of Cohort Celebration
* Bonus Week- Technical Assistance Workshop
Past Academy Presenters Include
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Vernard Alexander, CEO,
Minority Networking Exchange
Priya Amin, Founder,
Nisha Blackwell, Founder & CEO, Knotzland
Paulette Blanks, Founder
Divine Delectables Baking & Catering Company
Russel Bynum, President/Creative Director,
Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc.
Michelle Chenn, Founder,
Axiom Advancement Corp.
Wayne B. Cobb II, Esquire
James Hancock, Owner
Hancock Accounting and Bookkeeping Solutions
Nashid Ibn Ali, Founder & CEO, Global Wealth Law Corporation
Cory Lakins, Founder, President and CEO,
Aimed Human Services,
Jonnet Solomon, Founding
Partner, Blockchain Labs, Inc.
and CEO of Elliptic Commerce
Entrepreneur Lending Director, Bridgeway Capital
Founder, Levels Business Consulting
Derrick Wilson, CEO,
The Wilson Group
Own Our own entrepreneurship academy alumni
Tiffany Marie Design Studio
Sanant Counseling & Wellness LLC
Jendayi Comprehensive Home Care
Pettiford Administrative & Notary Services
Shyne Bryght Carribean
House Bayou 412
Gamble Family Bakes
Cent of Community
Lelia's Natural Care
For Urban Pastors
Harp’s Hometown Sports Lounge & Grill
Valicia’s Sweetery & Catering
Rebecca Guillory Gilmer
RGG & Associates
Madeline Z. Sample
Pearl’s Bridge of Hope
Family, Friends, Unity & Passion Meals
Start & Scale
Arielle Donelan Designs
Oasis Farm & Fishery
Brandon Phillips LLC
"I AM" Campaign Tees
Spencer & Khirsten Scott,
Profound Real Estate
A PAR Health Care