Sunshine Enterprises' vision is to establish 5 neighborhood-based business hubs catalyzing free enterprise in Chicago’s disinvested neighborhoods. Currently, we serve hundreds of unique entrepreneurs throughout the Chicago area in three main business hubs servicing neighborhoods such as Woodlawn, Englewood, West Evanston, Rogers Park and North Lawndale. Each of these hubs has been strategically placed in underserved areas. Our program offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs from all over the city to connect and build networks beyond their own community.
We employ a three-pronged approach: to train, coach and connect through the avenue of our Community Business Academy and Business Accelerator Service program.
Community Business Academy (CBA): is a twelve-session (36-hour) course in basic business planning and management. The subjects presented include training on financials, credit, marketing, negotiations, legal and more.
Business Accelerator Services (BAS): provide one-one business coaching and mentoring to develop and implement strategic action plan. These services are supplemented with workshops, pitch competitions, access to capital, procurement and shared office opportunities through our co-working space.