Opening in December 2017, ‘The Rising Collective’ boutique offers graduates of the Women’s Micro-Business Incubator access to a mainstreet retail space. This project needs a small budget to upgrade fittings in the store to better display products and help the women grow their businesses.
As part of the Advanced Micro-Business Incubator program delivered by Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, women who stock items in the store are given training onsite in money handling, customer service, promotion and product design. They are also matched with a mentor in their industry.
The boutique has been an integral part of sustaining the viability of the micro-businesses created through the incubator program.