top of page

Phoenix Rising Academy

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

Watch our Kick-Off Event

Sherman Phoenix Entrepreneurs.jpg

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.

Phoenix Rising Kickoff.jpg
gener8tor x Sherman Phoenix
Sherman Phoenix Phoenix Rising Group.jpg

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.

IMG_1290.jpg
gener8tor x Sherma Phoenix Accelerator
IMG_0926.jpg

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.

Sherman Phoenix.jpg
Business Community Network
IMG_1194.jpg

Phoenix Rising
Academy

The Phoenix Rising Academy is a combination of both consulting and coaching 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.
Our goal is to help grow the businesses throughout Greater Milwaukee through professional and personal development to promote continuous growth and strength. The Academy will accept new participants twice a year. Spring Enrollment is closed, the next enrollment will be in the Fall of 2023
.

Entrepreneurial Help Desk

The Sherman Phoenix Business Entrepreneurial Help Desk provides personalized consulting/coaching to help owners earn more. All participants will receive access to Subject Matter Experts who are available to help them through their unique situation. Once owners talk through their strategy, we will find solutions, make decisions and design an action plan. Technical assistance will be available in the form of legal, accounting, marketing, and financial advisory services. To qualify for the help desk, participants must be registered  for the Academy.

Phoenix Rising Small Business Grant

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 one-time grant funds to support the start up or scale up expenses for their business. Applicants will be able to apply for funds to support business supplies, leasing deposits, business equipment, professional development, licensing and certification fees, membership dues to professional organizations/associations, business renewals or annual fees, and other expenses related to supporting their business.. Applications will be accepted and awarded quarterly. Only registered and active  Academy participants are eligible for this funding.

Phoenix Rising.jpg
Phoenix Rising Academy
Entrepreneurial Help Desk
Phoenix Rising Small Business Grant
Become a Service Provider

Apply for the Phoenix Rising Academy

Next Enrollment Date is Fall 2023

The Phoenix Rising Academy has year-round opportunities for technical assistance, training, professional development, coaching, workshops, and consulting. The Academy will accept new participants twice a year.

Sign up to be notified when the Application opens

Thanks! We will email you when the application opens.

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
  • Let's Talk About It: Therapy For Black Business Owners
    Let's Talk About It: Therapy For Black Business Owners
    Tue, Sep 05
    Milwaukee
    Sep 05, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Sep 05, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Access to Mental Health resources for the black entrepreneur is important to the Phoenix Rising Business Development Program.
  • Strategy and Execution - The Pink Hustle
    Strategy and Execution - The Pink Hustle
    Wed, Aug 30
    Sherman Phoenix
    Aug 30, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 30, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Strategy and Execution - The Pink Hustle
  • Experiments & Prototypes
    Experiments & Prototypes
    Mon, Aug 28
    Sherman Phoenix
    Aug 28, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Aug 28, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    The cost-effective way to test out the riskiest assumption of your business idea without breaking the bank.
bottom of page