Apply for nextONE by 5 p.m., April 26

nextONE, CUL, Chicago Urban League

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.

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