The Chicago Urban League is inviting Black small business owners in food services, technology, professional services, and cannabis-adjacent businesses to form the 2021-22 cohort of nextONE. To be considered, applicants must be the primary owner and/or co-owner and key decision maker of a business that generally meets the following criteria:
- Business revenues between $250,000 – $4 million in the most recent fiscal year
- At least two employees (including the business owner)
- In operation for at least five years
- The potential and desire to grow and create jobs in the community
Learn More from a nextONE Alum
Chicago Urban League President & CEO Karen Freeman-Wilson recently had a conversation with Tracey Alston, founder and CEO of the Danielle Ashley Group, about her experience in nextONE. Watch this video to hear how Tracey benefitted from the program.