YWCA WE360 Business Essentials Program

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YWCA WE360 Business Essentials Program

Program Overview

The YWCA has partnered with Ureeka, an online community committed to educating and supporting women and entrepreneurs of color in launching and building a business, to offer the YWCA WE360 Business Essentials Program.

A self-guided program, WE360 is designed to support entrepreneurs with step-by-step training to help them launch and grow a business. The program provides education, coaching, and mentoring over a six-week period.

Starting with a simple needs assessment after registration, the program guides participants through the basics of setting up a business, followed by a five-phase program that covers everything from business planning, goal setting, customer development and understanding the competitive landscape. Included templates allow participants to build a business plan as they move through the coursework.


Program Participant Support

In addition to  free access to the Ureeka platform, we provide six-weeks of virtual coaching that can be scheduled through our Program office. Online coaching is also provided  by Ureeka. Participants will be grouped into coaching cohorts based on business stage and needs.

Entrepreneurs who need added guidance and resources, will receive six weeks of mentorship support, along with the following:

  • 1:1 mentor session to help students spot-solve problems and clear business hurdles
  • Specialty Chat Groups (i.e. Business Builders, Latinx, Grow Customers, etc.)
  • Themed content through our “Join the Conversation” initiative to help entrepreneurs level up their skill sets
  • Additional programming and digital assessments

Questions? Email us at we360@ywcanca.org.