Launch Pad Ecommerce Progam

Ecommerce Development Program

SOKONI Launch Pad helps small businesses reduce the time, barriers, & burden of launching an online.

This program is designed to build small business owner's e-commerce muscle so they can operate profitable, sustainable and scalable online businesses post- program.

 

SOKONI partners with community based and economic development organizations to help businesses within their corridor's launch their ecommerce business.

Designed for...

  • Growing, packaged, product- based businesses 

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

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

  • Product digital marketing & selling experience

  • Has no or a stagnant e-commerce site

  • 3 month membership

  • Administrative: Item set up & maintenance

  • Collaborative marketing support 

  • Ecommerce promotion management

  • Customer service

  • Coaching

  • Order & fulfillment management *

  • Product photography *

  • 37 Oaks University Ecommerce + Strategy & Innovation Courses

    • Intro to Ecommerce

    • Intro to Ecommerce Shipping Strategies

    • Intro to Ecommerce Marketing

    • Elective Course

LAUNCH PAD PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • E-commerce sales platform on SOKONIshop.com

  • Administrative: Item set up & maintenance

  • Collaborative marketing support 

  • Site promotion management

  • Customer service

  • Order & fulfillment management *

  • Product photography *

  • 37 Oaks University Ecommerce + Strategy & Operation Courses

  • 1:1 monthly coaching sessions

* Some limitations may apply

Current Launch Pad Cohorts

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SBDC Illinois + Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Chicago, IL

Successful Launch Pad Cohorts

Quad Communities Development Corporation

Southside Chicago, IL (Bronzeville)

Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce

Southside Chicago, IL (Englewood)