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You are the soul of your local community, and you drive the global economy. You create opportunities for your family and jobs for those who need them.  

Impact5X has a singular focus:  to give you the structure, support, and access that you deserve so that you can accomplish your goals and live your dreams.

You are invited to apply for a spot in Impact5x – worth over $10,000 USD each!

Impact5X Is For You If:

you are COMMITTED to growth and serious about taking yourself and your business to the next level.
your business is OWNER-OPERATED & self-funded.
your business has been in operation for at least 2 YEARS.
your business is your full-time career and PRIMARY SOURCE OF INCOME.
→ you are part of a MARGINALIZED COMMUNITY.

Impact5X = SLAP™ + Access

Building a small business is hard for everyone but there are additional challenges that you face when you come from a marginalized community.  We have designed Impact5X with the goal of giving you the strategy, structure and support that comes with having a SLAP PLUS creating solutions that will create access to help you get access to capital, grow your online presence, build your global network and get connections to the right people so that you can hit your goals.   

With a value of over $10,000 USD per small business, the Impact5X Program will give you everything you need to succeed.  Thanks to funding from JPMorgan Chase, GoDaddy, Silver Lining and our Impact Champions you get all of this support at a pay-what-you-can rate.     

Impact5X Funding

 Impact5X is a 3M initiative with support and funding from:

Silver Lining funds 50% of Impact5X as part of our company’s global commitment to economic justice.

GoDaddy has contributed funding, their Empower by GoDaddy training and tools for all participating business owners.

JPMorgan Chase & Co‘s Global Small Business Philanthropy Team has given a $1M grant to Impact5X.

Impact Champions are successful people who make a small donation and commit to making meaningful introductions and connections from their professional network for all participating business owners.

The Impact5X Leaders

The Impact5X Cohort Leaders have been chosen because they are incredible business owners and leaders who work with and represent business owners from marginalized communities.  Their voices and leadership will shape the overall Impact5X program and strategy and they will provide additional leadership and custom program elements to the cohort that they lead.  Not only do you get all of the structure and support of the core Impact5X Program but you will also gain so many additional resources from the Impact5X leader whose cohort you join!


Edward Meda, Kyah Parrot & Carissa Reiniger

Bringing together business owners who represent global diversity in age, race, religion, location, gender association, and physical ability.


William Hayden & Daniel Taylor

Driving business and creative momentum for entrepreneurs in majority Black communities.


Dorothy Otieno

Increasing the connection, skills, and global profile of 10 female business owners in the manufacturing industry in Africa.


Tamara Goddard & Ted Reiniger

Creating support and strong economies for Indigenous business owners in Canada.


Diego Palma & Denisse Melgarejo

Creating support and opportunity for Latin American business owners throughout South America.


Selen Ucak

Increasing success and investor readiness for refugee-led and refugee-supporting small businesses globally.


Frederick Schjang & Trey Anthony

Creating community, resources, profile, and support to oppose the challenges faced by LGBTQIA small business owners.


Jonathan Miron & Philip Sheegog

Bolstering financial sustainability and entrepreneurial mindsets for artists from around the world.


Christine Ann Morse

Creating opportunities and access for small business owners with different abilities.


Elayne Fluker

Connecting 25 female black business owners who represent cities and experiences from around the world.


Jules Brooke & Mia Maze

Making female founders and women doing extraordinary things in business more visible globally. It's time to change the conversation.


Alexandra Jamieson

A group of 10 amazing female identifying artists who are creating economic success through their art.


Raffoul Saadeh

Celebrating and supporting Palestinian women and youth small businesses owners.

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Erwin Lizarondo

Addressing the unique challenges faced by Asian business owners throughout Southeast Asia.


Rebekah Borucki

Raising The Volume On Voices That Matter™ by giving diverse and emerging authors business support.


Eduardo Placer

Creating Fearless Communicators who share their stories and amplify their voice with authentic POWER!

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Bianca Stawiarski

Celebrating and Elevating First Nation Businesses owners, on a national and global level.


Likeleli Monyamane

Celebrate, elevate and expanding the footprint of Africa owned small businesses.

Apply For A Spot

This program has been built for you. It aims to give you almost everything that you need to succeed. The only thing it does not include is YOU. Like everything in life, it only works if you are engaged, committed and take full advantage of all that it has to offer. The next move is yours.  Apply for a spot, pass the interview, get on-boarded and spend the next year seriously growing your business. We are ready for you! 


If you would like to learn more about the SLAP Program, watch this 12-minute overview video.

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