E-commerce Development Program
Helping small businesses reduce the time, barriers, & burden of launching an e-commerce business
37 Oaks is excited to partner with the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce (Southside Chicago) to deliver the GECC Retail Incubator's E-commerce Readiness program. It is critical that neighborhood product-based businesses not only build a strong online presence, but that they learn how to optimize it during the critical holiday season.
This five month program offers small, product-based business owners the opportunity to sell products on the SOKONIshop.com marketplace; 10 -37 Oaks University courses; monthly 1:1 coaching sessions and back-end administrative, marketing, operations, warehousing & fulfillment support.
These entreprenures will use this program to build their e-commerce muscle so they can operate profitable, sustainable & scalable online businesses after the program. Space is limited, so apply today.
Small Business Profile
Packaged product- based businesses
Food & non-food products
In business more than 1 year
Food: shelf stable, pre-packaged & produced in licensed facility
Holds appropriate legal permits to produce and sell product(s).
Products capable of being mass-produced.
Excludes unique, one-of-a kind items (some exceptions may apply)
Currently has an inactive OR no e-commerce site.
Current active business social media presence.
10 37 Oaks University courses & workshops from our ecommerce, strategy & operations series
1:1 monthly coaching sessions
Order fulfillment services
Product item set up & maintenance
Collaborative marketing support
Site promotion management
Key Dates & Information
APPLICATION WINDOW: August 9 -22
ORIENTATION: August 30
SEPTEMBER- DECEMBER: Classes + SOKONIshop.com
GRADUATION: January 2022