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Launch Pad 
E-commerce Development Program

Helping small businesses reduce the time, barriers & burdens of launching an e-commerce business

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37 Oaks is excited to partner with Accion Opportunity Fund to deliver the FedEx E-commerce Learning Lab.  This initiative is designed to help women and minority-owned, small business owners develop or expand their e-commerce operations.

 

This five month program included 37 Oaks University courses; monthly 1:1 coaching sessions; Study Hall workshops & exercises; selling products on SOKONI online marketplace with back-end administrative, marketing, operations, warehousing & fulfillment support.

 

These entrepreneurs use this program to build their e-commerce muscle so they can operate profitable, sustainable & scalable online businesses after the program. Learn more & apply today. 

Small Business Profile

Homemade Natural Soap

Packaged product- based 

  • Shelf-stable food & non-food

  • Business operations more than 6 months

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Currently has a  business social media presence.

Has experience in selling product.

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Holds appropriate legal permits to produce and sell product(s). 

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Products are capable of being mass-produced. 

Excludes uniquely made, one-of-a kind items (some exceptions may apply)

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Currently has an inactive OR no e-commerce site. 

Wants to start selling on online

 marketplaces.

Homemade Natural Soap

Program Includes

  • Four 37 Oaks University courses 

  • Online store

  • 1:1 monthly coaching sessions

  • Warehousing

  • Order fulfillment services

  • Product item set up & maintenance

  • Collaborative marketing support

  • Site promotion management

  • Customer service

  • Product photography

  • More...

Key Dates

APPLICATION WINDOW: March 8 - April 1

FINALISTS NOTIFIED: April 15

 

ORIENTATION: End of April

 

PROGRAMMING: May - September
 

GRADUATION: September/October