E.G. Woode.

We provide a sustainable platform where entrepreneurs leverage the capital and assets of our institution to rebuild commercial corridors within their neighborhood.

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E.G. Woode is a flexible real estate platform of business development that enhances businesses and communities by using a collective approach to stimulate growth, extend opportunity, and provide technical assistance. This approach has two primary objectives:

      1. Providing the resources to identify, acquire, and redevelop commercial real estate for the use of small businesses.
      2. Enabling small businesses to access support services that would normally not be readily available to them on their own.

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A key aspect of this approach is the concept of collectivism. By bringing individual entrepreneurs and compatible members of a community together in a way that allows them to act with the purpose and power of a single, large organization, we are enabling them to gain access to resources that are normally inaccessible to them independently.

For example, an entrepreneur in an underserved community, due to a lack of credit or other qualifications, may not have the ability to raise enough capital to acquire and reconstruct the property that they need to set up his or her business. A collective approach allows such an entrepreneur to collaborate with other similarly situated entrepreneurs to create a single, larger business entity that could obtain a loan that meets all of their needs, and/or acquire a building they could all share in a way that would be far more cost-efficient than each entrepreneur attempting to obtain a space independently.

It is also important to emphasize the collective nature of E.G. Woode’s structure. Each member entrepreneur/small business has a controlling interest in E.G. Woode. Fifty-one percent of E.G. Woode is owned by its member/owners. Forty-nine percent is available for outside investors and collaborators. What this means is that should an individual member’s business fail, that member will still own a part of E.G. Woode. Their ownership interest, while it carries no economic value, enables E.G. Woode to assist the entrepreneur in resetting their business activities and reignite their entrepreneurial spirit. Essentially, the success of the individual is the success of the group, and vice-versa.

That is why E.G. Woode also facilitates access to business support services for its members. This includes:

    • Classes on small business best practices.
    • Mentorships with experienced experts from relevant industries.
    • Centralized accounting, inventory management and banking.
    • Financing and fundraising assistance.
    • Design and marketing services.

These services and operations of E.G. Woode are managed and provided by a dedicated team of manager and staff.

Empower Our Entrepreneurs

We have a stated mission to help underserved communities thrive by building the capacity of local entrepreneurs and reconceptualizing the use of commercial & retail corridors. Such is not possible without a strong team of entrepreneurs, managers and directors that fuel our ability to create impactful change in our communities.

Recruit

Identifying new talent is imperative. Our ability to scale our platform allows us to achieve our mission of building impactful & sustainable entrepreneurs.

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Build

We are growing in numbers. Our ability to scale our entrepreneurial development process and increase our efficiency in developing neighborhoods is our priority.

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Launch

Current and future entrepreneurs will gain an invaluable asset that will enable them to launch their businesses locally and expand them across the country.

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A place where entrepreneurs thrive.

E.G. Woode was established to help relieve the disparities of capital access that minority owned businesses experience. Our platform is an incubator for minority business owners that leverages the power of real estate to aid in the development of their businesses and enhance their operations, marketing, and branding strategies.

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Business Development

Your business strategy will be sharpened by industry professionals and consultants whom will assist you in building and implementing the perfect business, catered to your personal and professional needs.

Marketing

Our team assist all of our partners with developing comprehensive marketing strategies to ensure optimal exposure to their targeted demographics.

Real Estate

We acquire and develop real estate on behalf of all our partners. Our model revolves around a proprietary leasing strategy that ensures long term social and economic success.

Investment Capital

E.G. Woode provides access to investment capital and other funding sources to expedite the process of establishing and operating your business.