Small Business

Continuity Program

Helping small businesses & entrepreneurs reduce the time, barriers & burden of selling online. 


Keep Selling!

Why Offer This Program?

A B2C, local commerce development, learning platform that helps small businesses "Sell Beyond Their Block". 

Due to the challenges small businesses & entrepreneurs face from the COVID-19 pandemic, SOKONI has adapted our traditional model into a 3-month Small Business Continuity Program. This reduces the time, barriers & burden of selling online. 

Program Details

Who Should Apply?

  • Small, local product businesses

  • ​Home-based & storefront 

  • Food: shelf stable, pre-packaged & produced in licensed facility

  • Non-Food: General merchandise (ex: fashion, beauty, home decor, etc)

  • Some experience with digital marketing (ie: paid ads)

  • Have no or limited ecommerce presence

Membership Includes

  • 3 month membership

  • Administrative: Item set up & maintenance

  • Collaborative marketing support & content creation

  • On-site promotion management

  • Customer service liaison

  • Ecommerce mentorship

  • Order & Fulfillment Management*

  • Product Photography* 

  • 37 Oaks University courses

*Some restrictions may apply*​

37 Oaks University

  • 37 Oaks University: Ecommerce Series + Strategy & Innovation Courses

  • 4 Virtual Courses

    • Intro to Ecommerce

    • Intro to Ecommerce Shipping Strategies

    • Intro to Ecommerce Marketing

    • Elective Course

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