Ready.Set.Grow

The more you know, the more you'll grow.

Ready.Set.Grow is a completely virtual business financial bootcamp built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs.

This 3-part course will help you become financially confident, successfully prepare for & approach lenders, establish a business banking relationship and set yourself up for business growth. The bootcamp is free*, but we only have 50 spots available for small business owners like you.

Get started on your path to financial confidence.

*This program is free for HUUB members. Not a HUUB member? Find your city & join for free.

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Are you ready to grow thrive improve succeed ?

Is Ready.Set.Grow for You?

Not sure if Ready.Set.Grow is right for you? Here is a little bit about our ideal participant.

You are a small business owner
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You can commit 2 hours a week for four weeks
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Have an idea of how you want to grow your business
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You enjoy learning new things
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We recommend that small businesses with at least 2-3 years of experience join. The course is designed to equip you with the financial knowledge you need & the tools to succeed when it comes to lending.

Please note startup funding is not covered in the program.

Registration

How to Register

We know this can feel intimidating.

It is. BUT the easiest way to get through it is to do it together with direct guidance and support.

You’ve only got 8 questions to complete during registration, and 95% are just the basics like your name, email & business name.

We promise you, the hardest part is just hitting the start button. 

As a participant of our Ready.Set.Grow program, you get a self-guided approach (do the work on your time) and an a weekly office hour that tracks your progress with other entrepreneurs who are going through the same things.

If you’re ready, here is the breakdown of our application process:

Step 1: Register. This is just an informal application & we aren’t going to ask you to spend more than 5 minutes to complete it.

Step 2: Keep an eye out for your registration confirmation.  We’ll schedule a virtual Q&A to go over what you need to get started and send you all the details to begin your 4-week journey.

Aug 17

Registration Opens

Aug 31

Registration Closes

Sept 1

Participants Notified

Sept 6

Kickoff

Sept 30

Ready.Set.Grow Complete

Program Outline

Starting isn't easy. But we've got you covered with a structured bootcamp to get you up and running in no time. In 4 weeks (every Saturday),  we will guide you to getting your business launched. Leave with tools, goals, systems, a brand (logo and business card designs), a website and confidence to realize your dream.

PREP

Feb 5, ON DEMAND
  • Naming
  • Business Plan (includes free business plan tool)
  • Incorporation
  • Research
optional

WEEK 1

OPERATIONS
Feb 12, 9AM-4PM
  • Plan/Organization
  • Finance/Banking
  • Digital Meetings
  • Calendar Automation
  • Bank Account Creation
  • Email/Collab Tools
  • Security/Passwords
  • Advisor Review Session

WEEK 2

DESIGN
Feb 19, 9AM-4PM
  • Logo Development
  • Marketing
  • Content
  • Social Media
  • Design Advisor Review Session

WEEK 3

WEB
Feb 26, 9AM-4PM
  • Website Design
  • SEO/Digital
  • Campaign launch
  • Web Advisor Review Session

WEEK 4

LAUNCH
March 5, 9AM-4PM
  • Review
  • Peer-Review
  • Launch

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Is this program for startups?

While some of the financial basics we cover can be translated to a startup, this program is designed for small business owners who have been in business for at least 3 years. We do not cover preparing for venture capital, angel investing, etc. We focus on traditional lending opportunities through commercial banks.

What are the costs?

With the support of the community partners, we have made this program free for 50 small business owners to participate. *This program is free for HUUB members. Not a HUUB member? Find your city & join for free.

Who should apply?

Ready.Set.Grow is intended for business owners who are looking to improve their financial confidence. We have a heavy focus on entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds. We define representation broadly, including People of Color, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ+, Native American, Pacific Islander, Veteran, Military Spouses, Disabled, and more. 

Are there any prerequisites?

There are no formal prerequisites for the program. You must have access to a computer and internet, be a HUUB member, and be passionate about growing your business. *This program is free for HUUB members. Not a HUUB member? Find your city & join for free.

 

What will I leave with?

You will leave this program with financial confidence and new tools to help you grow your business through lending. We’ll share resources along the way as well as connections through our live office hours.

When will I find out if I am accepted?

Applications close on August 31 and accepted participants will be notified on September 1. The 4-week bootcamp begins on September 6.

Our Mission

Ready.Set.Grow is a program from HUUB & Gateway Bank. With years of experience helping small businesses find financial support and lending opportunities, we’ve brought together our experts to help you navigate the funding process.

This program is all about demystifying the lending process and finding greater clarity & confidence when it comes to the numbers and your business. You won’t get stuck reading long philosophical case studies on what to do. Instead, you will dive head first into charting the path to financial & lending success. And we are here to help you every step of the way.

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