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Aviatra Accelerators provides continuing education to female entrepreneurs while helping them run positive, impactful businesses that stimulate the local economy. Graduating from the program this year, Mary, Audrey, and Allie Clegg of ‘Allie’s Walkabout’ manage a unique off-leash dog care facility in Erlanger, KY. / Image: Sharee Allen // Published: 5.29.17

Here's How An Accelerator Program Helps Women-Owned Businesses In The Community

Aviatra Accelerators (formerly Bad Girl Ventures) was founded in 2010 in order to provide continuing education to female entrepreneurs while helping them run positive, impactful businesses that stimulate the local economy. The five women currently set to graduate in the launch program will emerge with more solid business plans, cashflow management, human capital savvy, and other invaluable tools to make their endeavors successful.

Let's get to know them, shall we?

Jackie Neville
Your Stylist, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

Your Stylist provides closet audits, personal guided shopping experiences, and continuous wardrobe consultations to get you out of your style rut and help you become the best version of you.

In her own words: "Coming from a 22-year retail management background, my personal style profile has developed from Clueless/Courtney Love era to Classic career looks. Aviatra has helped me realize and develop my dream business. This includes owning and mastering the aspects of marketing that don’t come as naturally to me, like social media."

Tiffany Wise
The Healing Kitchen
Cincinnati (sometimes operating in Findlay Kitchen)

The Healing Kitchen is a small batch, made from scratch brand of delicious and healthy foods. They pride themselves on using only the finest ingredients, which are sourced locally, whenever possible. All products are allergen-friendly, meaning they are free from gluten, dairy, soy, and GMOs. Soon, The Healing Kitchen will also offer cooking demonstrations and educational workshops on the art of eating a "clean," yet delectable diet.

In her own words: "Aviatra Accelerators truly has opened many doors for me and for my business. The many amazing women and men I’ve met are priceless! I am confident that the education I have received will surely take my small business to the next level. Thank you Aviatras!"

Mary , Audrey, and Allie Clegg
Allie's Walkabout
2640 Crescent Springs Road (41017)

Allie's Walkabout is an off-leash care facility, where pups come to play, either for the day or overnight. They are outside in a group with pups of a similar size and temperament 70% of the day. The business is unique due to the care and training that they give to puppies and their staff. They're also the only facility in NKY that has overnight staff.

In their own words: "Aviatra helps us fine tune the business and gives us a better understanding, to the next generation, of how to successfully take our business to the next level."

Sherry Sims
Black Career Women's Network, LLC
Cincinnati, OH

BCWN is a national career development organization dedicated to the professional success of African American women. Their purpose is to be a supportive element in every stage of a career. They provide career resources, mentors, learning tools and a strong network to manage a career, navigate the workplace, and thrive professionally.

In her own words: "The Aviatra Accelerators program has helped me gain clarity, increase my business savvy, and create a solid foundation for the long-term vision of my business. With the resources they've provided, I now have the right tools necessary for every stage of growth in BCW Network, LLC."

Stephanie Tieman
CoreStrong
812 Russell Street (41011)

CoreStrong is a group personal training gym that accepts all fitness levels and ages. They have classes and nutrition programs that accommodate everyone’s needs.

In her own words: "Aviatra Accelerators has been an amazing experience for me and has definitely taught me a lot about my business. For the past two and a half years, I've been working in my business instead of on it. I have done everything myself, and even though we have been successful, it has limited my growth ability. Now, not only do I have the skills to better manage and grow my business, but I also have a great network of people that has and will continue to help me grow."

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To learn more about Aviatra Accelerators, visit its website.

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