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Roadmap to $1MM+

Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond

Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond

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Program Fee: $350 (which includes a one-year membership to the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship ($175 value).

Are you ready to transform your business and grow as an entrepreneur? Is it time to work ON your business rather than just IN your business? Are you seeking to expand your business knowledge in a supportive environment?

Less than 2% of women-owned businesses grow their businesses to the $1MM and beyond. With thoughtful planning, dynamic strategies and perseverance, this milestone can be reached.


Application is now open for Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond, an innovative growth program designed for entrepreneurs owned businesses with 3+ years in business, with a minimum of $500,000 in sales, with at least 1 employee, and are actively seeking to grow their businesses to $1MM revenue and beyond.

Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond is a six-month program where business owners will gain the knowledge, know-how and networks to unlock their growth potential while focusing on the critical areas successful business owners must master. Participants will learn key operational and foundational skills, strategic growth planning, data-based decision making, advanced marketing strategies, sales processes, and experience peer to peer learning and support.

Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond participants will receive:

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Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

+Eligibility Criteria and Timeline

Eligibility Criteria:
  • An entrepreneur who owns 51% stake in a qualifying business and is actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the business.
  • For-profit, from any industry
  • Business formed under United States law and operating in the United States
  • 3+ years in business
  • Minimum of 1 employee
  • Minimum of $500,000 annually in gross revenues
  • High-growth potential
  • Actively seeking to grow business to $1MM revenue and beyond
Not Eligible:
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Early and Idea stage businesses
  • Subsidiary businesses
Program Timeline:
  • January 20, 2020 - Applications close at 5:00 PM
  • February 5, 2020 – Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond cohort finalized
  • February 17, 2020 – Program begins, meet the third Monday of each month from 8:30-11:30AM for six- consecutive months at the Howe-Childs Gate House, Chatham University Shadyside Campus, 5918 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.


+Become a Mentor

The Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond growth program offers opportunities for experienced business owners and professionals to engage with and enhance the work of entrepreneurs in our community. We are seeking dynamic individuals to join us as mentors for this six-month Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond growth program. Each participant will be assigned a mentor to aid in their growth and learning.

Mentors are asked to meet with their mentee either in-person or virtually once per month over a six-month period. The facilitator for the Roadmap to $1MM and Beyond growth program will assist in keeping mentors up-to-date regarding monthly session topics and participant progress.

Please note that while we greatly appreciate all offers to share time and expertise as mentors, due to the volume of mentor applications we receive and the type of business expertise requested by the mentee, we may not be able to match each mentor applicant.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor APPLY HERE

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Become A Mentor