StraightLine Entrepreneur Initiative

Start or grow your business in just 9 weeks  (at no cost)

The Women's Business Center of Northern Ohio is partnering with Access Tech to provide Cleveland entrepreneurs, both men and women, with the equipment and technology-focused training to grow their business through the StraightLine Entrepreneur Initiative (SEI).

The nine-week commitment is for 15-20 entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their small business. Possessing the necessary technology and software is not required to participate in the program.


Upon completion of the program, participants will be entered into a raffle to win $500.

View the program timeline.


For questions about the program, please contact Diego Hodge:

(614) 559-0115 |

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Program Timeline

The SEI program is divided into two tracks:

  1. Start-up stage businesses who have been in operation for less than 3 years

  2. Growth stage businesses who have been in operation over 3 years


Classes meet once per week from 5:30p to 7:30p for the 9 week duration:


Start-Up Stage Businesses 

Training Schedule

Week 1: Orientation and Overview

Week 2: Mindset of an Entrepreneur & Business Basics

Week 3: Financial Fitness

Week 4: Finance and Your Business

Week 5: Week Off – Catch Up

Week 6: Marketing and Sales 101

Week 7: Digital Marketing

Week 8: Online Presence

Week 9: Access to Capital and Graduation

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