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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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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
  • Phoenix Rising: LinkedIn for Businesses
    Phoenix Rising: LinkedIn for Businesses
    Mon, Apr 15
    Milwaukee
    Apr 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Apr 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Join us for this hands-on workshop We'll discuss ways to optimize your LinkedIn profile, build a company page, and expand your brand's credibility as well as professional connections.
  • Phoenix Rising - Business Framework Workshop (IN-PERSON)
    Phoenix Rising - Business Framework Workshop (IN-PERSON)
    Tue, Apr 16
    Milwaukee
    Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Join Rashidah Butler Jackson, CEO of RBJ Community Consulting for an in-person Workshop on Business Frame Work. Part of the Business Community Network.
  • Community Clean Up
    Community Clean Up
    Sat, Apr 20
    Milwaukee
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Help us beautify OUR neighborhood.
  • Blackout Vendor Market
    Blackout Vendor Market
    Sat, Apr 20
    Milwaukee
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Come support local makers and creatives as they showcase their products. The vibe will be high and the atmosphere electric. The creativity in the room will be infectious.
  • Soldiers to Civilians: Self Care Sundays for Our Veteran Community
    Soldiers to Civilians: Self Care Sundays for Our Veteran Community
    Sun, Apr 21
    Milwaukee
    Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Bi-Weekly Group Wellness sessions curated for the veteran community. Enjoy low impact chair yoga, breath work, healthy snacks, & counseling resources.
  • Let's Talk About It: Therapy For Entrepreneurs
    Let's Talk About It: Therapy For Entrepreneurs
    Tue, Apr 23
    Milwaukee
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Access to mental health resources for black entrepreneurs in group therapy session to offer tools for emotional wellness.
  • Youth Trap Therapy
    Youth Trap Therapy
    Wed, Apr 24
    Milwaukee
    Apr 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Apr 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Join us for a group therapy session geared toward the youth. Dinner is at 5p and the session starts at 530p. DJ L Boogie will be on the 1's and 2's.
  • Phoenix Rising - Business Framework Workshop (VIRTUAL)
    Phoenix Rising - Business Framework Workshop (VIRTUAL)
    Tue, Apr 30
    Zoom
    Apr 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Apr 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join Rashidah Butler Jackson, CEO of RBJ Community Consulting for a virtual Workshop on Business Frame Work. Part of the Business Community Network
  • Soldiers to Civilians: Self Care Sundays for Our Veteran Community
    Soldiers to Civilians: Self Care Sundays for Our Veteran Community
    Sun, May 05
    Milwaukee
    May 05, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    May 05, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Milwaukee, 3536 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA
    Bi-Weekly Group Wellness sessions curated for the veteran community. Enjoy low impact chair yoga, breath work, healthy snacks, & counseling resources.
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