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SEE ME Business Growth Series is a dynamic series of workshops designed to empower underrepresented small business owners seeking to expand into corporate and government sectors.

Through expert-led workshops, participants gain practical insights and strategies to navigate procurement processes, build trust with decision-makers, and scale their businesses for success. At the end of the series, 5 lucky businesses will have the opportunity to pitch for up to $10,000.

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July 20  •  10am - 12pm

Develop a Compelling Business Capability Statement
Develop a Compelling Business Capability Statement is a hands-on workshop designed to empower small business owners in crafting powerful and compelling capability statements. This session provides practical guidance on identifying and articulating your business unique strengths, core competencies, and past performance. Learn essential tips and techniques to tailor your capability statement to resonate with potential clients and partners in corporate and government sectors. Join us to unlock the key to effectively showcasing your business's capabilities.

Aug 17  •  10am - 12pm

From Connection to Contract
From Connection to Contract is a transformative workshop tailored for small business owners eager to secure contracts with corporate and government agencies. This session provides actionable strategies to navigate procurement processes and build meaningful relationships with decision-makers. Join us to learn how to turn connections into lucrative contracts and propel your business to new heights.

Sep 21  •  10am - 12pm

Business Strategies to Scale and Thrive
Business Strategies to Thrive and Scale is a comprehensive workshop tailored for small business owners seeking to propel their businesses to new heights of success. This session dives deep into crafting and executing effective business strategies for sustainable growth and scalability. Join us to unlock the strategies needed to thrive and scale your business in today's marketplace.

Oct 19  •  10am - 12pm

Strategic Planning Session
Strategic Planning Workshop is a focused session designed to empower business owners with the essential skills for crafting effective business strategies. This workshop guides participants through the strategic planning process, helping them define their business goals, assess market opportunities, and develop actionable plans for success. Join us to gain clarity, direction, and confidence in steering your small business towards sustainable growth and prosperity.

Nov 16  •  10am - 12pm

Strategic Planning: Budget & Financial Management
Strategic Planning: Budget & Financial Management Workshop dives into the financial side of your business, learning budgeting techniques, managing cash flow, and interpreting financial statements. Step into the New Year making financial based decisions. Join us to elevate your strategic vision and financial acumen for sustained growth and profitability.

Dec 14  •  10am - 12pm

Holiday Mixer and Pitch Event  
Come out and spread a little holiday cheer as we end the year with a celebration and reflection. This interactive and engaging event is filled with money talk and business pitches. Join us as five businesses compete for the chance to win $10,000. We will end the series on a high note discussing ways that you can position your business to become lendable and investment ready!
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Eligibility 

Pitch

  • Must be at least 2 years in business

  • Must be generating revenue

  • Must be full-time in business

  • Must attend 3 out of the 5 workshops

  • Must be woman or minority owned business

  • Must have not received a SEE ME Grant in the past 3 Years

  • Must submit a pitch video and complete application

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don't see the answer to your question below,

please contact us at info@argcommunity.org

  • Who is SEE ME Teens for?
    SEE ME Teens is specifically designed for young black leaders between the ages of 13 to 17, who are located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and are interested in entrepreneurship. These young ambitious leaders want to gain valuable skills, knowledge, and leadership principles to start and run their own businesses. The program is open to all black teens, regardless of their background or experience level and is designed to provide them with the tools and resources they need to succeed in the business world.
  • Is the program online or in-person?
    Both. SEE ME Teens meets both in-person and virtually. Check out our schedule above to view which dates meet in-person. In-Person meetings will take place in Phoenix, exact location tbd. Please note: We are committed to providing a safe and engaging experience for all participants.
  • How much does it cost to join SEE ME Teens?
    SEE ME Teens is a free program offered by ARG Cultivators Community. Our goal is to empower black teens to become successful entrepreneurs by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and mentorship. Therefore, we do not charge any fees for participating in the SEE ME Teens program. We encourage all who are interested to apply and take advantage of this opportunity to realize their full potential. Please Note: Transportation to and from the in person meetings and business field trips are the responsibility of the young leader.
  • Do I need a business idea in order to be accepted into the program?
    Nope! Young leaders are not expected to have a business idea in order to join SEE ME Teens. Once you join the program, our mentors will help you identify areas of interest and/or passion ideas that you can turn into business concepts.
  • How do I join SEE ME Teens?
    To join, please register at argcommunity.org/joinsmt
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