Equity Over Everything

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

– Shirley Chisholm

What is Equity Over Everything?

Equity Over Everything’s mission is to advance equity by closing the gaps in homeownership and entrepreneurship within low resource communities across the south.

EOE has 4 GOALS

CoWorking Space

To establish a state of the art CoWorking space that is inviting and supporting to businesses being built by minority entrepreneurs from low resourced communities,

Incubation Program

To establish a 12 month incubation program that is inviting and supporting to businesses being built by minority entrepreneurs from low resourced communities that support against the typical barriers these entrepreneurs face,

Acceleration Program

To establish a 30 day acceleration program that is inviting and supporting to businesses built by minority entrepreneurs from low resourced communities that support against the typical barriers these entrepreneurs face,

Home-Ownership

To establish a homeownership seminar with 6 month, 12 month, and 24 month wrap-around support for minority individuals and families from under-resourced communities to help remove barriers,

“The onus of every generation is to discover their link in our fight for total liberation. Freedom is a continuum, and Equity Over Everything is our stake in this great legacy work.”

-Sheneika Smith,
Asheville City Council Member

Our Programs

Our programs exist to help communities thrive by increasing resources. Each project will increase the number of homeowners, business owners and living wage jobs created.

Our programs are divided into two tracks: home-ownership and business.

Homeowner Track

Our homeowner readiness course will help future homeowners by:

  • Assessing homeownership readiness,
  • Providing coaching around budgeting,
  • Teaching the fundamentals of credit,
  • Shopping for a home,
  • Maintaining a home and finances w/additional 6-24 months of credit counseling wrap-around services,
  • Financing a home.

Business Track

  • Desk space and seating in an open, bright coworking space
  • Option to rent personal offices
  • Phone booths for private calls and virtual meetings
  • Access to internet and printing
  • Access to conference rooms
  • State-of-the-art video and podcast studio access
  • Unlimited access to communal kitchen space
  • Networking opportunities
  • Monthly members-only newsletter
  • Logo and company description posted on our website
  • Discounts on day passes for visiting entrepreneurs and business friends
  • Discounts on upper level business courses offered
  • Access to courses, classes, and workshops  
  1. A small capacity building grant for new businesses just getting started, up to 5k.
  2. Specialized curriculum for minority owned business owners to help close gaps.
  3. Mentors and a supportive community of like-minded entrepreneurs at various levels on their startup journeys.
  4. State of the art incubation space along with masterclasses, workshops, and webinars delivered by experts, specialists, consultants and investors.
  5. Demo Days to showcase their work in the community.

During our 30 day accelerator program, we will supply each participating business with a customized curriculum based on their individual goals and the needs we identified during the application process.

On mornings and afternoons, founders will attend mentoring sessions, workshops, etc… based on their business needs, and select evenings and lunches will be focused on insights from experts with opportunities for Q&A.

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