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Creating pathways that increase opportunities for small business success

Many businesses need strategic planning, mentorship, coaching and consulting services to sustain the marketplace and potentially take their business to the next level. Sherman Phoenix was built on the premise that we all need each other, so doing our part to help local businesses grow, is imperative. Phoenix Rising is about creating success and reaching maximum potential by gaining clarity on business vision, and finding a direct path to accomplish goals and navigate the complex world of entrepreneurship with experienced professionals who understand.

Technical Assistance

Mentoring

Professional
Development

Grant Funding

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Available Services

Business Community Network

The Business Community Network offers events, workshops, drop in consulting, panel discussions, networking opportunities, access to resources and service providers and other entrepreneurial support opportunities offered for the Greater Milwaukee entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Phoenix Rising Network Event
Business Community Network
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Phoenix Rising Academy

The Phoenix Rising Academy provides both consulting and coaching services, with programs designed to increase accountability, clarity, focus, and revenue to optimize business potential. Using proven methods, we also provide customized solutions to fit entrepreneurs’ needs, along with advice and brainstorming to create and implement strong business and marketing plans.

 

The Academy's vision is to be an inclusive entrepreneur ecosystem within a community of care and collaboration. Its mission is to create pathways that increase opportunities for small business success. Our values are community, empowerment, and service. We partner with the best subject matter experts and offer nationally-recognized curriculum and software to provide unique support to our business community. We validate and include Black entrepreneurs and their unique experiences.

 

Applications for the Academy will reopen in Fall 2024

Phoenix Rising Academy
Community Business Academy

Community Business Academy

The Community Business Academy offers our entrepreneurs a 13-week experiential learning opportunity to learn and grow personally and with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

 

Our target entrepreneurs are start-up business owners (1-3 years active) who are innovative thinkers with a clear idea, looking to build community. They are also passionate about their work, actively engaged with the Business Community Network workshops and offerings, are highly motivated to the growth and development of their business, and are able to commit to the 13-week time requirement.

 

Participants will walk away with an executive summary, elevator pitch and community ecosystem. 

Community Business Academy
Community Business Academy
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The Women and Mom's Entrepreneurship Network (WMEN Accelerator Cohort)

Professional Dimensions partners with the Sherman Phoenix Foundation for the Women and Moms Entrepreneurship Project, committing $100,000. The project is a support hub that provides coaching, funding, and community support for women entrepreneurs in Milwaukee. Through various initiatives like the Phoenix Rising Entrepreneurial Program, including an Entrepreneurial Help Desk, Community Business Academy, and a seed fund, BIPOC women and mom entrepreneurs receive comprehensive support, aiming to empower them, foster self-sufficiency, and challenge societal norms. The initial cohort of business owners will complete the program in June 2024.

gener8tor x Sherman Phoenix

gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix

Based out of the Sherman Phoenix Marketplace in Milwaukee, WI, gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix runs year round programming that is free and open to the public, including a one-month Master Class series around building a profession out of your art practice, community programming in the form of workshops, webinars, and artist talks, and one-on-one office hours and mentoring opportunities.

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gener8tor x Sherma Phoenix Accelerator
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gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix Accelrator

In addition to the public programming, artists are invited to apply for the gener8tor Art x Sherman Phoenix 7 week accelerator program. Up to 20 artists will receive grants ranging from $1,000 -$10,000 and 7 weeks of individualized mentorship on how to strengthen the business side of their art practice.

Become a Service Provider
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Do you have the services needed to help entrepenuers grow their businesses?​

Phoenix Rising wants to connect our Risers to qualified and certified professional business service providers. Enrollment is currently close, but we are always looking for interested  business service providers who can assist, coach, and expand our entrepreneurs' businesses. Phoenix Rising will help its entrepreneurs pay for your services if your business if selected.

Upcoming Business Community Workshops

Upcoming Business Community Workshops
  • Front Porch Concert w/ VIP Live
    Front Porch Concert w/ VIP Live
    Sun, Jul 21
    Sherman Phoenix
    Jul 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Join us for our Live Music Series featuring VIP Live. Local vendors, food, complimentary drinks.
  • The Launchpad Series - UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
    The Launchpad Series - UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 22
    UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
    Jul 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, 2100 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    Jul 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, 2100 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    Entrepreneurs: Unlock your entrepreneurial potential with our dynamic 3-week workshop series! Transform your ideas into tangible results!
  • Youth Trap Therapy
    Youth Trap Therapy
    Thu, Jul 25
    Sherman Phoenix
    Jul 25, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
  • The Launchpad Series - UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
    The Launchpad Series - UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 29
    UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center
    Jul 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, 2100 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    Jul 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, 2100 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211
    Entrepreneurs: Unlock your entrepreneurial potential with our dynamic 3-week workshop series! Transform your ideas into tangible results!
  • Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Aug 02
    Milwaukee
    Aug 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    The Community Business Academy offers entrepreneurs a 13-week hands-on learning experience focused on their business needs. Join us at our upcoming info sessions!
  • Soldiers to Civilians
    Soldiers to Civilians
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Aug 04
    Sherman Phoenix
    Aug 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Created with the mental and physical wellness of our veterans in mind. Enjoy low impact chair yoga, breath work, healthy snacks, & counseling resources. Travel accommodations are available.
  • National Night Out
    National Night Out
    Tue, Aug 06
    Sherman Phoenix
    Aug 06, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 06, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Join us as we enjoy family fun as a community. Bring your family and neighbors and enjoy!
  • Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 08
    Milwaukee
    Aug 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    The Community Business Academy offers entrepreneurs a 13-week hands-on learning experience focused on their business needs. Join us at our upcoming info sessions!
  • Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 13
    Milwaukee
    Aug 13, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 13, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    The Community Business Academy offers entrepreneurs a 13-week hands-on learning experience focused on their business needs. Join us at our upcoming info sessions!
  • Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Community Business Academy Information Sessions FALL 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 15
    Milwaukee
    Aug 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    The Community Business Academy offers entrepreneurs a 13-week hands-on learning experience focused on their business needs. Join us at our upcoming info sessions!
  • Soldiers to Civilians
    Soldiers to Civilians
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Aug 18
    Sherman Phoenix
    Aug 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Created with the mental and physical wellness of our veterans in mind. Enjoy low impact chair yoga, breath work, healthy snacks, & counseling resources. Travel accommodations are available.
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