nextONE is a competitive nine-month program designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential minority entrepreneurs by providing the resources and support to enable them to achieve scale, create jobs in the communities they operate in and sustain wealth. Companies are selected for nextONE from industries ranging from construction, retail franchise, food service, professional services, transportation and wholesale. Client Companies receive:


  • •   Executive training sessions taught by Kellogg School of Management Professors at Northwestern University.


  • •   Dedicated financial planning and management resources.

  • •   Industry specific business coaching from peers and experts


  • •   Marketing services and new client development assistance

  • •   Alumni network resources


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