SPARC: Business training program accepting applications

Jul 11, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, in partnership with WWBIC and the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, is accepting applications for the second cohort of its SPARC initiative, a business training program that aims to infuse a greater ambition and capacity for growth within Milwaukee’s central city businesses.

The five-session training program teaches owners the practical skills to inject growth into their ventures. Taught by a team of expert entrepreneurs from around Milwaukee, SPARC helps owners create and implement strategies for rapid and sustainable growth, resulting in increased revenue, hiring, capital expenditures, and wealth creation. The program will run from September to December. SPARC is designed for minority and women owners with revenues over $100,000 located in Milwaukee.

Last year’s cohort graduated 19 companies that are projecting an average revenue growth of 57 percent this year.

The application opens July 11 at

SPARC was made possible by funding from JPMorgan Chase.

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