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WE’RE ON A MISSION

TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY BY SUPPORTING ESTABLISHED SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE LOCATED IN LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES OR ARE MINORITY OWNED.

At Interise, we achieve our mission through purposeful research that turns insights into actions; bold programs that close gaps in business knowledge, know how and networks; and national partnerships that create impact at local, regional, and state-wide levels.

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National Impact:

Interise’s Streetwise ‘MBA’ spans 80+ cities.

8000+ small businesses are powered by Interise.

Wealth Creation:

Interise businesses grow their revenue by 36%, on average

Growth rates twice as high for minority-owned businesses in low-income communities.

Job Creation:

Interise businesses create jobs at 4x the rate of the private sector

The average salary for new jobs was 3% higher than the national benchmark.

Staying Power:

In the Great Recession, Interise businesses created jobs with a 21.4% job creation rate.

At the same time, the economy overall was losing jobs.

Procurement:

Interise businesses secure $895 million in government, corporate, and anchor contracts, annually

The average contract value per firm was $2,400,000.

OUR BUSINESSES

2019-11-27T00:56:41+00:00

Phoebe Suina
HIGH WATER MARK

“I’m encouraging the growth of the company but also looking at the individuals as well. What are their goals and how can their goals help the company and, in a sense, help them too.”

2019-11-26T19:11:13+00:00

Robert Chandler
IG GLOBAL SOURCING

"We use the term 'customer' or 'client' loosely because they really are a partner to us. Our success depends on our partner’s success."

2019-11-26T19:12:48+00:00

Trey Runyon
MAIN LINE XPRESS LLC

“No matter what the business is, there are a ton of similarities in what needs to be done when it comes to managing people. All the same problems, hiccups, or growth issues happen to everybody.”

2019-11-27T00:48:53+00:00

Helen Callier
BRADLINK, LLC

“A problem can seem like an immovable boulder when, in reality, it is just a pebble. Sometimes it just takes different perspectives to see that a problem can be solved.”

2019-11-27T00:52:03+00:00

Ina Chang
Aloha Data Services

“If I show my dedication not just on the business side but giving back to the community, that exposure lets the local community know I am here for the long term... I think that has helped the growth of my business.”

2019-11-27T00:53:27+00:00

Tamara Nall
The Leading Niche

“I always wanted to be the Facebook or the Google of consulting – I wanted to let it be a democracy and people within the organization could just do what they wanted as long as they did good work.”

2019-12-02T16:17:34+00:00

Darryl Britt
Apprio

I think that idea of teaming – collectively using your strengths to get in front of [federal contracts] – is key.”

2019-11-26T19:16:41+00:00

Alexandra Clark
Bon Bon Bon

“When I think about employing Detroiters, that’s something that I feel very strongly about. I’m an artist really but in order to sell my art I have to hire people... I could not be prouder of anything other than employing people.”

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