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Black Professional Entrepreneurs Resurgence® Accelerator 


Chicago | October 2023

Maximize your business's full potential with the Black Professional Entrepreneurs Resurgence® Accelerator, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Are you a ready to take your business or healthcare practice to new heights in Chicago's thriving professional service industry? Join the Resurgence Program and experience a transformative journey that will increase your bankability, boost your capacity, and prepare you for corporate supplier opportunities.


Increase Bankability to attract investors and secure funding

Build Capacity through Strategic Collaborations

Position Yourself for Corporate Supplier Opportunities


Ready to take your business to the next level?  Apply now or learn more about the Black Professional Entrepreneurs Resurgence® Accelerator sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co.   Help empower your business with the tools, resources, and support you need to thrive.

This dynamic 6-week business accelerator program designed specifically for professionals in service industries. With just 3 hours of commitment per week, you'll gain invaluable insights, strategic guidance, and tailored support to propel your business to new heights. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your industry presence and drive long-term success in a time-efficient manner.


Discover a World of Opportunities

Professional Service Businesses, this is for you!

Law Firms

Propel your legal practice forward with our business accelerator program tailored to law firms. Gain strategic insights, enhance client relationships, and overcome industry challenges to achieve legal excellence.

Architecture and Engineering Firms

Conquer the skyline of innovation with our tailored business accelerator for architecture and engineering firms. Collaborate with visionary experts, conquer challenges, and leave a lasting impact on Chicago's landscape through groundbreaking projects.

Human Resources and Talent Management

Cultivate a winning workforce and build a thriving organizational culture with our business accelerator for HR and talent management. Attract, develop, and retain top talent while overcoming HR challenges and ensuring compliance.

Beauty Service Providers

Elevate your skills, boost your confidence, and position yourself as a trusted expert in the industry.  Don't miss this opportunity to redefine beauty standards and take your business to the next level.

Accounting Firms

Unlock the full potential of your accounting firm with our specialized business accelerator. Stay ahead of tax laws, optimize financial strategies, and leverage cutting-edge technologies to drive growth and deliver exceptional financial services.

Marketing and Advertising Agencies

Take your brand to the next level with our business accelerator designed for marketing and advertising agencies. Elevate your campaigns, captivate your target audience, and unlock the power of impactful marketing strategies for unparalleled success.

Doctors, Dentists, Therapists

Transform healthcare in Chicago with our specialized business accelerator for healthcare professionals. Connect with highly skilled practitioners, enhance patient care, and thrive in an evolving healthcare landscape through innovative strategies and best practices.

Non-Profit Leaders

Enhance your leadership skills, maximize your organizational effectiveness, and drive positive change in your community. Join a supportive community of non-profit leaders and unlock your full potential for creating meaningful and sustainable social impact.

Consulting Firms

Elevate your consulting firm to new heights with our transformative business accelerator. Unleash your business's potential, enhance operational efficiency, and gain strategic guidance across management, IT, and HR to drive growth and surpass client expectations.

IT Services and Software Development

Embrace the digital revolution with confidence through our business accelerator program. Stay ahead of the curve, deliver cutting-edge IT services and software solutions, and safeguard your digital assets with our expert guidance.

Brokers & Realtors

Maximize your real estate business's potential with our dedicated business accelerator. Navigate the market, seize opportunities, and achieve your property goals with the support and expertise of experienced professionals in the real estate industry.

Education Experts & Consultants

Learn innovative approaches to curriculum development, student engagement, and educational leadership. Join a community of like-minded professionals and unlock new opportunities to transform education and empower learners.


The Program Journey



This module is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge to develop a clear roadmap for your business. Through interactive sessions and expert guidance, you will explore key strategic concepts, assess your current business position, and identify opportunities for growth and innovation. Get ready to set meaningful goals, create actionable plans, and make informed decisions that will propel your business forward.


Operational Finances

Financial management is a critical aspect of running a successful business, and in this module, we will dive deep into the world of finances. You will gain a deep understanding of financial principles, tools, and strategies to optimize your business operations. From analyzing financial statements to managing cash flow, you will learn how to make informed financial decisions that will contribute to your business's stability and growth.


Business Operations 

Throughout this module, you will gain insights into optimizing processes, enhancing productivity, and identifying opportunities for operational excellence. Our expert facilitators will guide you through best practices, innovative technologies, and strategies to enhance your overall business performance. Get ready to unlock the potential of your operations and take your business to the next level.


Human Resources

In this module, we will explore key concepts in human resources management, equipping you with the skills to attract, develop, and retain top talent. From effective recruitment strategies to building a strong organizational culture, you will gain valuable insights into creating a high-performing team. Get ready to elevate your people management skills and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Marketing and Brand Strategy

Throughout this module, you will learn how to develop a compelling brand identity, create targeted marketing campaigns, and engage your target audience. From market research to digital marketing strategies, our aim is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to build a strong brand presence, develop impactful messaging, and drive customer engagement.


Leadership Development

As a business leader, your skills and qualities play a crucial role in driving growth and fostering a positive organizational culture. In this module, we will explore key leadership principles, enhance your self-awareness, and develop your leadership capabilities. From inspiring and motivating your teams to making ethical decisions, you will become an effective leader who can navigate challenges and drive your business to new heights.

Our program seeks to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and connect you with like-minded professionals. Following the kick-off, you'll embark on a transformative 6-week virtual cohort, where you'll dive deep into industry-specific insights, gain strategic guidance, and receive tailored post-program engagement and support.  

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to accelerate your business growth. Apply today and secure your spot before the closing date, October 5, 2023.

  • What is the program?
    The program is a comprehensive initiative designed to empower Black professional entrepreneurs in the Chicago area by providing them with the valuable resources, support, and mentorship to accelerate their business growth.
  • Who is eligible to apply to the program?
    The program is open to Black professional entrepreneurs in the Chicago area who meet specific criteria, including business registration, revenue generation, and technological components. Please refer to our eligibility requirements for detailed information.
  • How long is program?
    The program is 6 weeks. There will also be post-program support, following the 6 modules listed below. 1) 9/25/23 - Strategic Planning 2) 10/2/23 - Operational Finances 3) 10/9/23 - Business Operations 4) 10/16/23 - Human Resources 5) 10/23/23 - Marketing & Brand Strategy 6) 10/30/23 - Leadership Development
  • What are the key benefits of participating in the program?
    Participants in program can learn about such topics as increased bankability, capacity building, and corporate supplier readiness. Through the program, entrepreneurs can work towards gaining valuable knowledge, enhance their skills.
  • How are participants selected for the program?
    Selection for the program is based on a thorough application review process. Our team assesses each applicant based on their qualifications, business potential, and commitment to growth.
  • What happens after completing the program?
    After completing the program, participants become part of our alumni network, where they can continue to access resources, mentorship opportunities, and ongoing support. The program aims to foster long-term relationships and provide continuous growth opportunities for our graduates.
  • Are there networking opportunities during program?
    Yes, the program offers various opportunities to collaborate.
  • How can I apply for the program?
    To apply for the program, please visit our website and complete the application form. Be sure to review the eligibility criteria and submit your application before the deadline.
  • Can I contact someone if I have further questions?
    Absolutely! If you have any additional questions or need further clarification, please feel free to reach out to our program team. You can contact us via email at We are here to assist you and provide any information you need about the program.
  • Is the program limited to a specific industry and only to Chicago?
    The program is open to professional service businesses across various industries. We welcome participants from fields such as consulting, marketing, finance, technology, legal services, and more. The program is designed to provide valuable insights and support tailored to the unique needs of professional service entrepreneurs. This particular cohort is for Chicagoland business owners, but we have other cohorts available for you to apply to here:
  • Can I refer other businesses to the program?
    Absolutely! We highly encourage referrals. If you know of other Black professional entrepreneurs who could benefit from the program, please refer them to our website and have them mention your name in their application. Referrals play a crucial role in expanding our network and supporting the growth of Black businesses.
  • What are the expectations of each participant?
    Attend 5 of the 6 cohort sessions To complete all assigned surveys and questionnaires To submit your completed Resurgence® Growth Acceleration Plan (program workbook) Attend and contribute to weekly small group sessions Engage in online Resurgence® Community Platform
  • Does my business fall into the "professional service" NAICS Code category?
    Please check this link to verify if your business qualifies for this standard:

Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential 

Are you ready to take your business to new heights? Join our transformative program designed exclusively for Black professional entrepreneurs like you. The Black Professional Entrepreneurs Resurgence® Accelerator Program is your gateway to invaluable insights, lasting connections, and unparalleled growth opportunities.

Through a comprehensive curriculum and expert guidance, we will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and resources to unleash your entrepreneurial potential. Whether you're looking to scale your business, enhance your leadership abilities, or navigate the complexities of the professional service sector, our program is tailored to meet your unique needs.


Experience Resurgence® in Your Business

The Black Professional Entrepreneurs Resurgence® Accelerator sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co is designed specifically for growth-stage professional service businesses in the Chicago area. Our program aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and connections necessary to thrive in today's competitive business landscape.

Virtual Cohort: Connect and learn from fellow entrepreneurs in a dynamic virtual learning environment.

Program Completion Event: Celebrate your achievements and network with industry leaders.


Corporate Engagement: Gain exposure to major corporations through tailored engagement opportunities.


Post-Program Executive Collaborative Roundtable: Continue your growth journey with ongoing support and collaboration.

Take the Next Step

Looking to Join Resurgence® in another city?  Click here.

Who Should Apply

We are seeking passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs based in Chicago, who are committed to driving their professional service businesses to new heights. Ideal applicants have a solid foundation in their industry and are dedicated to continuous growth and improvement.

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What Sets us Apart
  • Rigorous Curriculum: Our carefully curated curriculum covers advanced business topics, tailored to the unique needs of professional service businesses.

  • Resurgence® Community Engagement

  • Expert Facilitators: Learn from industry experts and experienced professionals who will guide you through the program and share their invaluable insights.

  • Post-Program Engagement & Support

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the program, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • In business for at least one year

  • Registered professional service business operating in the Chicago area

  • Minimum revenue threshold of $250,000 in the previous fiscal year

  • Black-owned business

  • Commitment to attendance 

Connect and Grow

By participating in the Resurgence Program, you'll gain access to a powerful network of industry professionals, mentors, and successful entrepreneurs. Expand your connections, collaborate on projects, and foster mutually beneficial relationships that can fuel your business growth.

Ready to transform your business and embark on a journey of growth and success? Apply today and join The Black Professional Entrepreneurs Resurgence® Accelerator sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

Featured Sponsors

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Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase's Advancing Black Pathways

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