2014-03-30 Cleveland.com

University Circle aims to help small businesses rise with the neighborhood: gentrification 101

March 30, 2014

As the anchor institutions grow, they say, the small businesses may need help to grow with them. "They're asking, 'How can I take advantage of the new business and the new residents?'" said Kleinman, University Circle Inc.'s vice president for shared services, which connects her to the business associations. "They want to ride that wave." But how? Kleinman thinks she found the answer in Boston and a program called the Streetwise MBA. Designed by the nonprofit group Interise, formerly InnerCity Entrepreneurs, it's tailor-made for a small business that wants to be bigger. [...]

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2014-04-30 MassTech


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki today joined the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) in New Bedford to celebrate Interise’s award of nearly $150,000 to expand its mentoring program for local companies. Bialecki and MassTech held a roundtable discussion with entrepreneurs, private sector partners, collaborators and Interise staff members on the importance of entrepreneurship and mentoring on the South Coast. [...]

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2014-06-07 Daily Times

Class designed to help small businesses grow beyond being a start-up

June 7, 2014

Chelle Maurer said she would now like to sell the sled nationwide to other oil and gas drilling companies. More importantly, the couple wants their business to be successful, especially since, according to the Small Business Administration, about half of all small businesses close before they reach year five, and only a third make it to 10 years. With the aim of helping established businesses take the next step beyond the start-up phase, Four Corners Economic Development and the Boston-based nonprofit Interise jointly launched the Grow SMART program in Farmington. Chelle Maurer recently enrolled in the seven-month course and hopes the class will help her focus on where to market her company’s product. [...]

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2014-09-17 Bernews

Video: College To Launch Streetwise MBA

September 17, 2014

The Streetwise MBA Programme — an executive education programme designed specifically for small business owners who want to grow their businesses – was outlined this morning [Sept 17] at an event at Bermuda College. About Bermuda College’s involvement with the program, Dr. Greene said, “Bermuda College is the first international partner of the Streetwise MBA and we are indeed proud to host this innovative new curriculum on our campus. We are also delighted to partner with Interwise, the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, and other local sponsors, because the premise of the programme’s personalised business “case-study concept” fits perfectly with the motto of the Division of Professional and Career Education [or PACE] which is to encourage its students to Prepare, Advance, Challenge and Excel in their professional careers.” [...]

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2014-09-18 The Royal Gazette

Entrepreneurs can sharpen skills at College

September 18, 2014

Entrepreneurs are being encouraged to go back to school in order to improve their business skills and give the Island’s economy a boost. The Bermuda College will be running a seven-month Streetwise MBA programme from January and hopes to attract at least a dozen business owners for the course. [...]

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2014-09-23 Boston Public Market

StreetWise MBA™ Program offered to Local Food Producers!

September 23, 2014

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Interise and CropCircle Kitchen that will provide innovative business training to local food vendors at the Boston Public Market slated to open in summer 2015. Vendor applicants and local small food businesses will participate in Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ program aimed at growing jobs and creating more revenue. [...]

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