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NCRC Community Development Fund

Growth Academy

May  - July Cohort

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Program fee is $1500 but scholarships are available. Use promo code CDF-PARTNER for $1350 off.

About The Program

This program guides small business owners through the steps needed to scale their business. In addition to going through the Growth Academy eCourse, the cohort will meet with the instructor, via Zoom, for two hours of classroom time each week. This time will be used to brainstorm ideas, receive feedback, bring in guest experts, and build a community among the participants.

Each week participants will complete one step of the growth process and will be required to submit check-point questions before moving to the next step. These will be collected in a shared document for reference. The capstone will require each participant to create and present a pitch to an investor, bank, or strategic growth partner.


Participants must be able to dedicate 3 hours per week to the e-course content AND be able to attend each of the nine weekly 2 hour virtual classroom sessions.

Over 2 years in business, at least one employee, and over $100,000 in annual revenue.

Program Dates
Friday Classroom Sessions

May 19th through July 14th
10am PT - 12pm PT

Program Facilitator

Felena Hanson, Founder of Hera Hub

Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. She has two company-owned locations in San Diego and licensed locations in Carlsbad, Washington DC, Irvine, and Temecula, with more cities launching soon. She’s on a mission to support thousands of women in the launch and growth of their business.

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