We're thrilled to introduce an innovative and transformative opportunity for local entrepreneurs and small businesses. TRIBE Insights, Inc. in collaboration with the Village of Matteson, presents the Empowering Business Growth Initiative. A program designed to accelerate your business growth with where and how you want and need support. This is NOT your ordinary business initiative. Join us and be a part of this life-changing journey. Are you a Matteson entrepreneur looking to supercharge your business? Are you eager to learn, network, and evolve in an ever-changing business environment? 


  • Bespoke Consultation:  Personalized business consultations to address your specific challenges, helping you make informed and strategic decisions. When is the last time you've had an experienced business owner review your business operations and offer support to your business? The program will have a few of those and can't wait to connect you to them. We have curated relevant technical assistance, local, state, and federal resources, and coaching (professional + business) resources to support you and your business holistically. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, small business owners, industry experts, and potential investors. Harness the power of collective knowledge to fuel your business's growth. According to proprietary research, networking has been a key enabler to businesses like yours in reaching their goals. What are your goals for the next 6 to 12 months? The next 3 years? 5 years?
  • Expert Mentorship: Receive guidance from seasoned professionals who have been in your shoes and scaled those heights you're aspiring to reach. By aligning your business with the Empowering Business Growth Initiative, you'll also gain access to vetted, seasoned, Entrepreneur Serving Organizations (ESOs) that are ready to support you and your business, without having to figure it out on your own. Are you ready to expand your team overnight with professionals who love doing this for a living?
  • Skill-Up Sessions:  Attend workshops and seminars led by industry titans. Acquire new skills, strengthen existing ones, and stay updated with the latest market trends. Has your company grasped the idea of AI (Artificial Intelligence)? What about how to use Generative AI in your business? We've got those experts too! We have scoured the landscape of educational opportunities that are worth your time and energy. Skill-up will be everything but classroom-only instructions, all activities will be experiential exercises directly tied to your business. What makes the program unique is that everything that you do will move you one, or even three steps toward meeting your business goals. Our experiential program activities will get the attention of your customers-current and future - because it is designed with that in mind. 
  • Access to Funding:  Pitch your business to investors, or those who can get in front of potential investors. Whether your venture capital is ready or just needs a micro-loan or a business grant, we will conduct a business audit, identify opportunities for growth, and fill the gaps within the HUB's sphere of expertise. Who has ever given your business this much attention without needing to cut a big check for consultants who can leave a business worse off than when they started? Not Empowering Business Growth Initiative, we vet EVERYONE and EVERY PROGRAM that you touch so that we reduce the stress on your time as a business owner. 
The Empowering Business Growth is backed by the Village of Matteson and is committed to building an ecosystem where businesses flourish. This program is a testament to our investment in the future of the businesses in Matteson and in YOU - the entrepreneurs and business owners who drive the community's growth and innovation. Don't wait! Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to boost your business and fast-track your success. Together, let's shape the future of entrepreneurship in our town where you do business!

APPLICATION OPENS: August 5, 2023 | APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended to Friday, September 1st

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1. Is there a cost?
Successful applicants must invest time and money into the program to reap the most benefit for their business. The investment will cover only a small portion of the value that they receive. 

2. What is the time commitment? Successful applicants should expect to invest between 10-20 hours per month. The more time invested, the more value is extracted from the program. 
3. How is the program structured? The program will be delivered in a hybrid fashion. Some sessions will be conducted via Zoom and others will be in-person at the Village of Matteson or other locations in close proximity. 
4. How long does the program last? The program will run from September 2023 through February 2024, with a culminating event to occur between April 2024 and June 2024. 
5. Who can participate in my company? We highly encourage the head of the company and a designee to be involved and remain aware of the day-to-day programming. We would expect there to be a minimum of 2 and no more than 3 company representatives acting on the company's behalf in the program. 
6. Why should I participate in this program? Businesses selected to participate in this program will receive tangible and non-tangible benefits. Businesses will receive a value ranging from $20K - $50K depending on the components the business is involved in.