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City of Milwaukee Business Capacity Building Program

The City of Milwaukee’s Business Capacity Building Program was designed to mentor and promote existing Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms actively engaged on city funded private sector development projects.  The program is also designed to ensure full opportunity for participation by SBE firms on future public works and private sector development projects.  The goal of the program is to prepare small businesses for sustainable growth that is measured by increased business revenues, new contracting opportunities and job creation.

The program will guide participants through the development of a personalized plan for business growth and participants are expected to be fully engaged in the program curriculum to receive full benefit.

  • One-on-one Coaching (Business and Personal)
  • Business Solidification Assistance
  • Quarterly Training Workshops
  • Networking Events and Engagements
  • Action Learning Training Sessions

Upon successful completion of the program, firms will be equipped to move forward with a workable plan for their business that includeds: tactics to leverage and market their business, tools to financially manage business growth, and a new mindset on leading, managing and developing talent.  Participants also qualified for a grant to further support their business in the implementation of the goals set throughout the program.


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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 606
Milwaukee, WI 53202  





Nikki Purvis

Angelique Pettigrew
Contract Compliance Officer

James Methu
Business Analyst, Senior

Dontreal Teague
Business Analyst, Senior