E-commerce Development Program
Helping small businesses reduce the time, barriers, & burden of launching an online business
SOKONI (a 37 Oaks platform) and the Illinois SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce are excited to partner to help launch and build the e-commerce presence of small businesses throughout the city.
This 4 month program includes brands selling on the SOKONIshop.com platform; four 37 Oaks University courses; monthly 1:1 coaching sessions and administrative, marketing, operations , warehouse and logistic support.
There are a total of 8 scholarships available, with 5 earmarked for minority owned businesses.
The goal is to help them build their e-commerce muscle so they can operate profitable, sustainable & scalable online businesses after the program.
Small Business Types
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
Currently has no or stagnant ecommerce site
Four 37 Oaks University courses from our ecommerce, strategy & operations series
1:1 monthly consultations
Administrative: Item set up & maintenance
Collaborative marketing support
Site promotion management
Order & fulfillment management
Key Dates & Information
8 total scholarships/ 5 that are earmarked for minority- owned businesses
EARLY JULY: Orientation
JULY - OCTOBER: Classes + SOKONIshop.com