Accelerate your business to the top!
Are you ready to move your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? Enroll today in the BEDC StreetWise MBA program. Get the business knowledge, management know-how, and networks needed to grow your business. Accelerate your business to increase your revenue, create jobs, and positively impact your community.
View Our Eligibility Requirements below.
View Our Eligibility Requirements below.
BEDC StreetWise MBA Overview
Powered by Interise's StreetWise 'MBA'™ Curriculum
PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATIONThe Bermuda Economic Development Corporation brings you the BEDC StreetWise MBA Program, powered by Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum. This hands-on program provides the knowledge and know-how business owners need to create (and manage) a customized, three-year strategic growth plan.
SUPPORTIVE BUSINESS NETWORKOnce connected, business owners have this revelation: “I don’t have to be alone.” As a participant, you’ll be surrounded by CEOs, like you, who will become your trusted advisors. There is also an alumni group of CEOs, living around the country, for you to connect with for advice and business opportunities.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL & CONTRACTINGPrepare for opportunities with government and anchor institutions, and learn from experts in the field of both public and private lending. Preparation for contracting success is a unique feature of the StreetWise 'MBA'™
2018 NATIONAL PROGRAM RESULTS
Based on 2017 Assessment Data, collected by Interise
- 70% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 51%.
- 80% of alumni businesses reported being profitable.
- $863 million in government, institutional, and corporate contracting secured by alumni businesses.
- 63% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 26% doing business with each other.
- 70% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Earn gross annual revenue of less than $5 million
- One other employee besides the owner(s)
- Been in business for at least 3 years
- Willingness and ability to attend class for six to seven months, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program surveys as requested
“I’d whole-heartily recommend Streetwise MBA to other organizations and smaller businesses.”“I’d whole-heartily recommend Streetwise MBA to other organizations and smaller businesses. I’ve had the opportunity to have quite a bit of education, a lifelong learner, but I can honestly say this is one of the best courses I have ever undertaken in terms of achieving the aims of the course. It was just a very well-run course and I definitely benefited from it greatly, personally and professionally.”
Elaine Butterfield, Chief Executive Officer
Centre On Philanthropy and Streetwise MBA Graduate
"I now have a more efficient accounting system and an intentional, strategic growth plan. The future for EDcellerate looks bright.""As a new entrepreneur, I took the Streetwise MBA to get professional advice and learn up to date best practices on how to enhance my college prep coaching business and reduce the trial and error steps. This was a very aggressive, time consuming, and thought-provoking program. I now have a more efficient accounting system and an intentional, strategic growth plan. The future for EDcellerate looks bright.”
Sandra Dill, Chief Executive Officer
EDcellerate and Streetwise MBA Graduate
“Taking the 6-month MBA Streetwise course has provided me with enhanced knowledge on how to "effectively" grow and scale my small business.”"Taking the 6-month MBA Streetwise course has provided me with enhanced knowledge on how to "effectively" grow and scale my small business. Knowing that success doesn't happen overnight, and that "entrepreneurship" is for the resilient.”
Chrisanthi Waldron, Chief Executive Officer
Scribbles Art Shack and Streetwise MBA Graduate
“I personally took the course because we knew we needed to move to another level from where we have been these past 2 years in our business.”"I personally took the course because we knew we needed to move to another level from where we have been these past 2 years in our business. The greatest help to me, is I am more confident in my numbers, when to make certain changes, delegating tasks and outsourcing when needed - knowledge in my overall business. Thank you again!”
Aisha Spencer, Chief Executive Officer
Three Graces Day Spa and Streetwise MBA Graduate
“This program, forced me to look at myself and my business differently.”"I signed up on a whim, not knowing what to fully expect. I'm glad I did because this program, forced me to look at myself and my business differently. After having a failed restaurant, I am now ready to dig back in with the knowledge I gained from the Streetwise MBA.”
Dakia Obrien, Chief Executive Officer
Wild Wing Wednesday and Streetwise MBA Graduate
Posted in MicroSite Landing Pages