Skillhouse U

"Classroom for the Culture"

Black upStart Presents:

Skillhouse is a traveling popup school that teaches grown folks how to build wealth, acquire assets and scale their small business! Taught by rigorously vetted faculty, our Classrooms for the Culture are hands-on learning experiences.

 Imagine if “Black Twitter” had a virtual HBCU - or a community of engaged faculty you can “lean on,”  classrooms that felt like a different world, and a community worthy of Wakanda like citizenship. This is Skillhouse - a classroom for us, a classroom for you.

 

EARN YOUR FIRST $500: Monetize Your Skills for Cash

Course Description:

 

Let’s create a multiple streams of income!  This course will teach you how to identify a skill that can be monetized to gross $500 a month either by starting a business or registering for platforms like Fiverr and Upwork.  Students will complete a "hustlepreneur worksheet" and skills assessment and develop a marketing a strategy to generate at least one stream of income in addition to their full time job.  

  • DEFINE IT: Identify market opportunities 

  • IDENTIFY IT:  Assess and select a skill you can sell for capital 

  • INNOVATE IT: Make your skill marketable to a specific customer

  • SELL IT: Identify a sales channel 

  • PLAN IT:  Draft your strategy to generate a stream of income using this skill every month for 3 months

Graduate: The cohort will idenitfy their skill, develop a strategy to sell it, and register for a platform (i.e. Fiverr, UpWork, Shopify, Wix) to monetize the skill before class concludes.  

SQUAD UP: Start Your Investment Club

Course Description:

Let’s pool our income and get wealthy together.  You don’t need much to multiply. This course will teach you how to organize an asset acquiring group of wealth building individuals in an investment circle.  Best for new investors who seek to aspire to collaborate with new investors to increase cash flow. Taught by a licensed financial professional and experienced attorney when you complete this course you’ll graduate knowing:

  • DEFINE IT: Investment Circle Key Terms; Learn About Choosing a Legal Structure

  • PROCESS IT:  Organizing Your Paperwork to Maximize Profit

  • FUND IT: Select Your First Investments, Set Up Your Account

  • ORGANIZE IT: Recruiting, Selecting, Maintaining Members

  • FORM IT:  File Your LLC Paperwork

  • STRUCTURE IT:  Draft Your Operating Agreement

Graduate: The cohort will open a brokerage account and invest $100 in their first stocks. 

INVEST WITH $100:  Make Money While You Sleep

Course Description:

Let’s make money while we sleep.  This course will teach new investors how to invest in the stock market. Not only will you learn how to open a brokerage account online or with your phone.  You will learn how to research,  select, and buy index funds (ETFs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) that have the potential to grow in value and return your investment over and over again. The class will conclude with your investing $100 into a brokerage account with the assistance of a financial adviser. 

  • DEFINE IT: Investment Circle Key Terms; Learn About Choosing a Legal Structure

  • PROCESS IT:  Organizing Your Paperwork to Maximize Profit

  • FUND IT: Select Your First Investments, Set Up Your Account

  • ORGANIZE IT: Recruiting, Selecting, Maintaining Members

  • FORM IT:  File Your LLC Paperwork

  • STRUCTURE IT:  Draft Your Operating Agreement

Graduate: The cohort will graduate knowing how to invest in the stock market, start an LLC, recruit investment club members and how to draft an operating agreement.  

FINESSE YOUR FINANCES: Create Your Financial Plan 

Let’s pool our income and get wealthy together.  You don’t need much to multiply. This course will teach you how to organize an asset acquiring group of wealth building individuals in an investment circle.  Best for new investors who seek to aspire to collaborate with new investors to increase cash flow. Taught by a licensed financial professional and experienced attorney when you complete this course you’ll graduate knowing:

  • DEFINE IT: Investment Circle Key Terms; Learn About Choosing a Legal Structure

  • PROCESS IT:  Organizing Your Paperwork to Maximize Profit

  • FUND IT: Select Your First Investments, Set Up Your Account

  • ORGANIZE IT: Recruiting, Selecting, Maintaining Members

  • FORM IT:  File Your LLC Paperwork

  • STRUCTURE IT:  Draft Your Operating Agreement

Graduate: The cohort will create a financial plan to reduce debt, increase cash flow and improve credit.