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What is "The BOW Collective"?
The Black Owner and Women's Collective ("The BOW Collective") is a groundbreaking organization of Black women business owners who partner together and compete for large-scale contracts in both the public and private sectors. Our membership is made up of Black women business owners who average 15 years in business, have more than 1050 total employees, and have grossed over $250MM in revenue collectively. We also have sister business members who have grossed $250K, who are being mentored to scale their businesses.
The BOW Collective plans to grow our businesses by focusing on the 3Cs--Capital, Communications, and Contracts. A primary strategy of the Collective is to leverage our relationships with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to broker multi-year contracts. Additionally, we want stronger banking relationships and investment opportunities for our businesses.
While black women start small businesses at high rates, we don't receive sufficient funding to scale our endeavors. Thus, our businesses, on average, generate a mere $24,000 annually. The BOW Collective wants to bring awareness to and change those statistics through stronger banking relationships and resources.
The BOW Collective members have succeeded inspite of those dire statistics and we want to share our stories, our successes and our struggles, with those women in business attempting to scale their businesses. We want to create the black women's pipeline by offering resources and relationships needed to grow.
One of the best aspects of The BOW Collective is that we are eliminating the word "competition" and replacing it with "collaboration". We have our members working together to go after large scale contracts both in the public and private sectors.
Introducing "The Ribbon" Subscription
The BOW Collective wanted to cap our membership at 50 for 2022 so that we can really deliver wins with each other as well as get to know each other. However, we have an exclusive monthly subscription for those who want to learn invaluable, first-hand lessons. As a member of the Ribbon community you will receive monthly newsletters; discounts for our future "BOW MasterClass Series"; after the podcast Q and A invites and invites to our BOW "Meet and Greets". In 2023, we will open membership in various chapters around the country, and you will be the first to receive information!
The BOW KNOWS Business Podcast!
We are so excited to share our BOW sisters and their stories and strategies for scaling businesses! We will start March 16, 2022 at 6pm on LinkedIn and FB! BOW Theresa Harrison will kick us off by sharing details on how she has grown not one but TWO businesses over 1 million! The podcast will be available on iTunes and iHeart Radio as well as social media!
Join Us On This Journey To Grow!
As entrepreneurs, we never stop learning and growing. The BOW Collective invites you to "grow with us!"
Follow us on social media and join "the Ribbon" monthly subscription to learn from the BOW sisters. You will re of small business at www.thebowcollective.org