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.

Get started on your path to financial confidence.

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THE IDEAL PARTICIPANT

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 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 3 years of experience join, but the course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed when it comes to lending no matter what stage of business you are in.

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.

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

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

Dec 18

Rapid Launch 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

Do I have to have an incorporated business?

Nope. You can be incorporated or not. Many businesses run as sole proprietors in the beginning. We will walk through what may be the best solution for you. If you’re unsure about how to go about incorporating, you can always take our optional PREP course.

What are the costs?

This program is normally $2,500/person. With the support of the Town of Gilbert, we have made 5 free scholarships available for Gilbert residents to participate. (Participant is still responsible for their own hosting, domain and email platform fees. Typically $250.)

Who should apply?

Rapid Launch is intended for people who are looking to launch a side hustle, typically a consultancy, agency or service-based business. We have a heavy focus on underestimated 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 come with a business you want to get off the ground, have access to a computer and internet. The curriculum for this program requires no previous experience in business. 

 

What will I leave with?

You will leave this program with confidence and new tools to run your businesses in the most efficient manner. You will have a website and a marketing plan to go out and start selling in the next 90 days. On top of that, you will be given exclusive discounts/free software and tools that will help you grow your business.

When will I find out if I am accepted?

Applications close January 22 and accepted participants will be notified January 24. The 4-week rapid program begins on February 5.

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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