Overview

Sage Advice is a collaborative partnership between Capital One and WPEO, established to develop and enable small business owners to grow through customized sessions delivered by successful women business owners and Capital One associates.

The developmental program will be carried out over 4 sessions throughout 2018 -2019 as outlined below.  Please note, if you choose to apply to the program, and are accepted, you must commit to participating in every session as your acceptance would limit other’s opportunity to participate.

Facilitated Sessions Title Dates

(subject to change)

Suggested Location

Capital One Office

Session One Marketing for Success

 

August 8-9 McLean, VA
Session Two Your Financial Picture

 

November 1-2 McLean, VA
Session Three Your “A” Team

 

January 31-February 1 McLean, VA
Session Four The Corporate Connection

 

May 15-16 McLean, VA

 

Required Participant Work Outside of Session Time

  • Kick off call
  • Brand Assessment Survey
  • Financial Survey
  • Monthly One on one conversations with Business Resource Partners
  • Business Plan & Budget completion

 

Cost

  • Program Tuition: Scholarships will be provided to all applicants by Capital One, however small Participation fee of $200.00 to WPEO is required.
  • Travel Costs:
    • Travel to and from the session locations – participants will be fully responsible for costs associated with their travel to and from the program
    • If you require lodging – participants will be fully responsible for costs

 

Timeline

Activity Description Dates (subject to change)
Participant application open Applications available on Website May 1 – June 15
Participant applications accepted Participants chosen for the program July 2
Participant kick-off call with WPEO Leaders Confirmation call with selected participants July 2018
Brand Assessment and Financial Surveys Complete two self-assessment surveys about your business for future program use July 2018
Session one Orientation

Business Plan

Branding

Marketing

Social Media

Selling

 

August 2018
One on One calls Monthly calls with

Business Resource Partners

Business Leaders

September – October 2018
Session Two Financial Statements

Cash Flow

Budgets

Access to Capital

November 2018
One on One Calls Monthly calls with

Business Resource Partners

Business Leaders

December – January 2018
Session Three Must Have Advisors

Building an Advisory Board

Alternative Advisors

Hiring Well & Managing with Ease

February 2019
One on One Calls Monthly calls with

Business Resource Partners

Business Leaders

March – April 2018
Session Four The Corporate Connection

Presentation of Business

Graduation

May 2019
Post Program Feedback Survey

 

Updates on goals and contracts

Eligibility for Scholarship to WPO conference

May 2019 – May 2020

Applications will be accepted soon

Facilitated Sessions Title Dates (subject to change) Suggested Location

Capital One Office

Session One  

Marketing for Success

 

August 16 – 17 New York, New York
Session Two  

Your Financial Picture

 

November 8-9 New York, New York
Session Three Your “A” Team

 

February 7-8 New York, New York
Session Four  

The Corporate Connection

 

May 21-22 New York, New York

 

Required Participant Work Outside of Session Time

  • Kick off call
  • Brand Assessment Survey
  • Financial Survey
  • Monthly One on one conversations with Business Resource Partners
  • Business Plan & Budget completion

 

Cost

  • Program Tuition: Scholarships will be provided to all applicants by Capital One, however small Participation fee of $200.00 to WPEO is required.
  • Travel Costs:
    • Travel to and from the session locations – participants will be fully responsible for costs associated with their travel to and from the program
    • If you require lodging – participants will be fully responsible for costs

 

Timeline

Activity Description Dates(subject to change)
Participant application open Applications available on Website May 1 – June 15
Participant applications accepted Participants chosen for the program July 2
Participant kick-off call with WPEO Leaders Confirmation call with selected participants July 2018
Brand Assessment and Financial Surveys Complete two self-assessment surveys about your business for future program use July 2018
Session one Orientation

Business Plan

Branding

Marketing

Social Media

Selling

 

August 2018
One on One calls Monthly calls with

Business Resource Partners

Business Leaders

September – October 2018
Session Two Financial Statements

Cash Flow

Budgets

Access to Capital

November 2018
One on One Calls Monthly calls with

Business Resource Partners

Business Leaders

December – January 2018
Session Three Must Have Advisors

Building an Advisory Board

Alternative Advisors

Hiring Well & Managing with Ease

February 2019
One on One Calls Monthly calls with

Business Resource Partners

Business Leaders

March – April 2018
Session Four The Corporate Connection

Presentation of Business

Graduation

May 2019
Post Program Feedback Survey

 

Updates on goals and contracts

Eligibility for Scholarships to WPO conference

May 2019 – May 2020

Applications will be accepted soon