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Application deadline Jan. 27, 2023

Beauty Salon & Barbershop Entrepreneur Accelerator Program

B-Smart is a robust 10-week entrepreneurship program created in 2017 to address the lack of legitimate and accessible training for early-stage companies. Through the program’s mentorship with MBA Students and Coaches, rigorous curriculum taught by actual entrepreneurs, a pitch competition for on-the-spot grants and loan capital, and ongoing technical assistance, B-Smart has supported over 140 businesses and awarded over $101,000.00 in capital commitments to participants. B-Smart was designed by the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, VestedIn, and the Drexel University Beachell Family Learning Center.

Barbershop and salons are small businesses that need to evolve as new techniques in building, sustaining, growing, and marketing businesses evolve.

How can you ensure that your beauty salon or barbershop is evolving in this digital age?

Join our Beauty Salon & Barbershop Entrepreneur Accelerator Program!

Application deadline Jan. 27, 2023

What is the Beauty Salon & Barbershop Entrepreneur Accelerator Program?

B-Smart is a robust 10-week entrepreneurship program created in 2017 to address the lack of legitimate and accessible training for early-stage companies. Through the program’s mentorship with MBA Students and Coaches, rigorous curriculum taught by actual entrepreneurs, a pitch competition for on-the-spot grants and loan capital, and ongoing technical assistance, B-Smart has supported over 140 businesses and awarded over $101,000.00 in capital commitments to participants. B-Smart was designed by the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, VestedIn, and the Drexel University Beachell Family Learning Center.

Businesses that are positioned for growth and long-term sustainability utilize computerized resources to conduct operations and digital technology to create new ideas for branding and marketing.

Designed by VestedIn, Entrepreneur Works and Black Squirrel, the Beauty Salon & Barbershop Entrepreneur Accelerator Program provides training, technical business assistance, mentorship, and networking resources for beauty salon and barbershop owners to position their businesses for growth and overall sustainability.

BBEA Program FAQs

Who should apply for this program?

Beauty salon or barbershop owners who:
  • are committed to investing your time to accelerate your business
  • are looking to grow their business/clientele
  • are in the growth phase of their business or looking to expand
  • would like to be more efficient in using technology for their business
  • would like to improve their digital/internet marketing
  • would like to develop as a business owner
  • who have a vision for the future of their business

What are the requirements for entry?

  • 10 online sessions facilitated by beauty industry experts, salon, and barbershop owners
  • Exercises, workshops, and case studies

What are the benefits?

  • One-on-one coaching
  • FREE Online sessions i.e. easy access, no travel, and convenient
  • Facilitated by industry experts/salon, and barbershop owners
  • Access to Capital
  • Creating a professional and profitable work environment
  • Developing a growth/sustainability plan that:
    • Drives revenue for the business
    • Builds income and wealth for the owner
    • Promotes staff retention
    • Transitions salon/barbershop owners from behind the chair to CEO
    • Establishes your salon/barbershop as a source of long-term legacy wealth
    • Implements Google Profile strategy that drives customers to your salon/barbershop
    • Retains customers and increases customer spend

Are you ready to evolve your business?

If so, fill out the form below and we will notify you when applications are open!

Application deadline Jan. 27, 2023

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