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Work on your business - not just in it - so your business can work for you

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Spark provides hands-on business training in planning, financials and management with curriculum and coaching tailored to minority entrepreneurs. This 12-week program is designed for new and growing for-profit businesses.

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Create Campaign, Inc. is a proud member of the Rising Tide Capital network.

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89 
graduates

And counting!

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Wichita
COHORT 8
Information Sessions

The first step of the Spark journey.

English & Spanish-accommodating

Please select one information session to attend. Free. Provides an overview about the Spark Community Business Academy and the application link to apply. All session virtual unless otherwise noted.

June 12 |   6-7 pm    | Register by clicking here
June 18  |   6-7 pm    | Register by clicking here
June 26  |    6-7 pm   | Register by clicking here
July 3  |   6-7 pm    | Register by clicking here
July 10 | 6-7 pm | Register by clicking here

 

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Spanish language cohort

Spark en Español - Information sessions conducted in Spanish.

June 10 |   6-7 pm    | Register by clicking here
June 17  |   6-7 pm    | Register by clicking here
June 24    |  6-7 pm   |
In-Person.
 Founders' Grove. Register.
July 1  |   6-7 pm   |
In-Person.
 Founders' Grove. Register.
July 9 |    6-7 pm   |
In-Person.
 Founders' Grove. Register.
July 15 | 6-7 pm | 
In-Person.
 Founders' Grove. Register.

WHY
SPARK?

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Tools to get you started on a new business venture

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Business plan
development to use as a roadmap and to attract funders

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Knowledge of financials, legal structures, insurance and more to safeguard a new business

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A network of support and accountability

SUCCESS STORIES

DANA MCCALL
LEGACY OF NEGASI, llc

"Legacy of Negasi" is a Black-owned, Veteran-owned publishing company out of Wichita, Kansas; authors of children's books; organizers and advocates for promoting a positive image of the black family through early childhood education and learning. Its founder, Dana McCall, pivoted the company to be tech-enabled, adding virtual read-a-long services to allow families the opportunities to access a variety of inclusive storytelling opportunities.

Dana also has won multiple pitch competitions with the learnings she gained in Spark.

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RODNEY
BRINKLEY

r&j lEGACY tRANSPORT, llc

Rodney Brinkley was able to create a strategic plan to place structure around early successes in his transportation and logistics company to better manage growth.

Now, Rodney is working to secure financing to purchase additional trucks for his fleet and a talent plan to gain additional contracts statewide and in the region.

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CLAUDIA AMARO
AB&C BILINGUAL RESOURCES, LLC

AB&C Bilingual Resources, LLC is a bilingual marketing company. Its founder, Claudia Amaro, took her learnings from Spark to continue to grow statewide contracts for her services. In 2023, she expanded to a brick and mortar office in downtown Wichita and has grown her staff to include five other professionals to increase their service reach.

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charcutistry

Charcutistry is a meal preparation and catering service that accommodates special diets. Its owner, Zoe Stone, used her knowledge from Spark to grow her catering company to include large contracts from clients such as Wichita State University. She reports her company's revenue has more than doubled.

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Danyelle Johnson
Beaudeeful
day play center, llc

Danyelle Johnson was able to successfully structure her company as an LLC thanks to the strategy and planning work she completed through the Spark Community Business Academy.

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XINIA
VOELZKE

The Ultimate Furniture Store, LLC

Xinia Voelzke was able to successfully secure capital through her work from the Spark Community Business Academy. The funds helped her expand her brick and mortar location to accommodate a new line of business products and services.

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Meet Our Spark Team

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Alejo Cabral

Spark Program Director, Create Campaign, Inc.

Sana Christmann

Spark Program Associate,

Create Campaign, Inc. 

Ti'Juana Hardwell

Mamarazzi Communications, LLC

Spark Instructor

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Alma Hernandez

Spark en Español Instructor

Claudia Yaujar-Amaro

AB&C Bilingual Resources,  LLC

Spark &  Spark en Español Instructor

Cohort Learning Locations
Create Campaign has partnered with local companies and organizations to create a series of prime learning locations to enhance the Spark experience. 
Fall 2024 locations to be announced soon

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MARTIN PRINGLE

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1-2

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MCCOWN GORDON

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5

WICHITA REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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4-6

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INTRUST BANK

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7-9

Desk

CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT WSU

SESSIONS
10-12

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WOOLSEY
HALL, WSU

GRADUATION

Connect with us

If you have questions about participating in the information sessions or Spark please contact Alejo Cabral, our Program Director via email at acabral@createcampaignks.com

You may also complete this Program Inquiry form to connect with us.

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Samira Cook Gaines, Rising Tide's National Partnerships Lead, announcing the partnership between Rising Tide and Create Campaign at the 7th Annual Create Campaign Forum and Launch Luncheon

MORE ABOUT SPARK

The Spark Community Business Academy is part of the
Rising Tide Capital program network. In 2021, Create Campaign, Inc. became a Rising Tide partner to provide diverse entrepreneurs with access to Spark's curriculum and Rising Tide Capital's national mentorship network. 

Rising Tide equips talented but under-resourced individuals with the tools to create businesses that change the trajectory of their lives.

 

For more information about Rising Tide Capital and its impact, please visit: www.risingtidecapital.org

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Create Campaign's Rising Tide Capital Expansion is made possible thanks to the sponsorship support of these fine organizations and individuals

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Tom and Katherine Kirk

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The following Create Campaigners also contributed to this effort, to date:
Harris' Dream Clean and Chanteal Ganaway

Contributions to support the programming expansion are welcome.
To inquire, please contact Christina Long, info@createcampaignks.com

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