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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.

COHORT 3
COMING SOON!

Take the first step in the application process by registering for an information session to learn more about this dynamic business training program.

Please select one virtual information session to attend:

January 12  -   6PM-7PM. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
January 19  -   6PM-7PM. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
January 26  -  6PM-7PM. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
February 2  -   6PM-7PM. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
February 9  -   6PM-7PM. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
February 16  - 
 6PM-7PM. CLICK HERE to RSVP.

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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

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33 graduates

And counting!

SUCCESS STORIES

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Lydia Mettee
Dapper Cat coffee, LLC

Lydia Mettee, owner of Dapper Cat Coffee, was approved for a Create Capital microloan and matching funds from NetWork Kansas to finish renovations to open her coffee shop in South Wichita.

The grand opening is planned for Quarter 1 2023

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LaTonia Kennedy
The Selfie Center, LLC

LaTonia Kennedy 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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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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Michelle Yeung
planttea
therapy, llc

Michelle Yeung, owner of PlantTea Therapy, LLC, held a soft launch during Spark to gain market validation for her company and its fulfillment process.

Her products sold out and gave her the customer insights needed to plan her grand opening,

scheduled for October 7, 2022.

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Cohort Two Participants

LaShona Jones

LaShona Jones LaFinest

Chastity Boyd

Chastity Boyd Moon Vibez LLC

Rodney Brinkley

Rodney Brinkley R&J Legacy Transport LLC

Tyjuan Davis

Tyjuan Davis Ty Davis Productions

Latasha Eley Kelly

Latasha Eley Kelly The Millennial Black Professor, LLC

Shawnta Smith

Shawnta Smith A.R.T Project

Alvin Federico

Alvin Federico Javin Ventures

Brianna Williams

Brianna Williams 3 Keys Fitness, LLC

LaBlanca Ponder

LaBlanca Ponder The OrangeBlend

Benjamin Estrada Cruz

Benjamin Estrada Cruz Estrada Landscape Service

Camille Scott

The Clarice Desk, LLC

Alexus Scott

Alexus Scott Boutique 5 Stationery and Petite Gifts

Ashlee' Norris

Simply Beautiful Hair Salon

Imani Wheaton

Imani Wheaton Noble Nine Bakery

Kandace Burnett

Kandace Burnett Juice 101, LLC

Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis Karar Academy LLC

Luis Acosta

Luis Acosta Elite Electric Company

Araceli Amador

Araceli Amador Las Aventuras de Araceli

Claudia Yaujar-Amaro

Claudia Yaujar-Amaro AB&C Bilingual Resources, LLC

Zoe Stone

Zoe Stone Charcutistry

Meet Our Instructional Team

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Alejo Cabral

Program Director, Create Campaign, Inc.

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Ti'Juana Hardwell

Mamarazzi Communications, LLC

Create Campaign, Inc. Instructor

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

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FIDELITY BANK

SESSIONS
1-3

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FOUNDERS'
GROVE

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CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

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Desk

IMA

SESSIONS
10-12

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WOOLSEY
HALL, WSU

GRADUATION

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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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