GROW/PROGRESANDO’S curriculum teaches you what you need to know to develop your business. From creating, expressing, and delivering the product or services your customers and clients seek, the program will help you hone your business plan, expand your understanding of how to navigate the always-changing business environment, and provide you with expert guidance on implementing best practices and models that are key to your business’ sustainability.

​​Our foundation sessions are offered in a Bootcamp called One Day Intensive, a five-week series called Hit the Ground Running, and a 10-week series called The Complete Program.

The sessions will:

  • Develop your business model
  • Guide you as you write your business plan
  • Set up your business including registering, licensing, marketing and goal setting


GROW’s full curriculum includes the three foundation sessions plus specialized workshops on:

  • Business Entity Selection – What’s the best choice for your business?
  • Naming, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright, and Patents 
  • Business Plan and Pitch Development – Identify and express the essence of your business
  • How to Find and Leverage Data for Your Business Plan, including Site Selection
  • Budget Development, Cash Flow, Business and Personal Financial Planning
  • Capital Access with Lenders
  • HR, Operations, IT
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Maximizing Marketing, PR and Social Media
  • Contract and Lease Negotiations
  • Rocket Pitch Development
  • Live Product/Service Testing

Get Ready to GROW!

The Complete Program
8 weeks
Wednesdays from February 7 to March 27, 2024
6 – 8 p.m.
No cost to participate.

Register below and a GROW administrator will get back to you with more information.

The group provided confidence because we were all following our dreams. Thank you.


GROW as a program was launched in 2013 by Rogers Park Business Alliance, which continues to manage and support its expansion. Its highly interactive curriculum includes basic business knowledge, specialty subject education, and high-quality technical and specialty assistance consultations. In 2019 GROW expanded to include a Spanish curriculum with PROGRESANDO. The program is led by RPBA’s staff who, along with leading business, education, marketing, and legal experts, deliver a comprehensive program.

Sheree Moratto

Sustainability Director

Interest Form

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