This program aims to help dozens of Baltimore City Moms become business owners
Entrepreneurs Jasmine Simms, Founder of Scrub Nail Boutique & Tammira Lucas, MBA, President of The Business Dr. Consultancy are reinvesting in the Penn-North community where they both grew up by giving moms the opportunity to launch and grow businesses through their Moms As Entrepreneurs (MAE) Academy.
The eight-week entrepreneurship training program will hold its first session on April 4, 2016 with a cohort of 20 moms who want to start or grow successful, profitable businesses in order to find personal fulfillment, foster growth in their neighborhoods and reinvest back into their respective Baltimore City communities.
The purpose of the academy is to: (1) provide moms with resources to create a microenterprise through hands-on training programs focusing on the development of life, entrepreneurship & financial literacy skills; (2) create a documentary of the journey of the women and use it as a coaching tool for other moms and; (3) partner with financial institutions and other lenders to identify funding resources.
We want to invest back into the community where we once live and be the resource and support system for other moms to help them launch their businesses while understanding they don't have to give up on their entrepreneurial dreams!
Online registration can be accessed by visiting The Moms As Entrepreneurs website where a link to the application is provided. Registration for the program is $20 and the total tuition cost is $149. The registration fee will go towards the overall cost of the tuition.
This will be the first of three cohorts for 2016 and will help the founders to achieve their goal of help 60 local moms to start their own businesses. The Moms As Entrepreneurs organization works to support and provide resources to help mom entrepreneurs start or grow existing businesses through a podcast, WEAA radio segment, yearly conferences and quarterly workshops.
The Moms As Entrepreneurs (MAE) Academy welcomes sponsorships to help offset the cost of its training for aspiring women business owners.