Eligibility For The Workshop at Macy’s

Eligibility For The Workshop at Macy’s

To be considered for participation, an applicant must be the majority (51 percent or more of equity) owner or co-owner or otherwise have operational control (by control of voting stock rather than all equity, by contract or other arrangement) of an established U.S. –based business that produces goods for resale in a department store environment for at least two consecutive years.

Applicants also must meet the following criteria:

  • Be either a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Legal Resident Alien status (note: you must have a current U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate, naturalization papers, or Permanent Legal Resident Alien card (green card))
  • Be a woman, or a veteran, or LGBT, or of Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Indian or Asian-Pacific descent
  • Aged 21 years or older
  • Operate an established U.S.-based business that produces goods for resale in a department store environment
  • Able to travel to New York City to participate in the program

A Reminder to Applicants

This program will most benefit business owners who:

  • Own a business that has growth potential
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about their business

Required Documentation For The Workshop at Macy’s

Before you begin the application, we recommend assembling the following required documentation to make the process as streamlined as possible. Also, be sure to review the eligibility requirements, as only applications from eligible companies can be considered.

Eligible Applications

Eligible applications must include the following required documents and your application may be rejected if all documents are not provided:

  • Your application, including your 250-word biographical statement, completed in full and submitted in accordance with instructions
  • Look book or images of your product complete with wholesale cost and suggested retail price points
  • Government-issued recent photo IDs of applicant and ALL other owners of business
  • Resumes of ALL owners
  • Financial Statements (Profit/Loss Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet) for the business for two years
  • Verification of your business as a legal entity (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship)