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Sandy Area

BUSINESS ACCELERATOR
ACADEMY

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATION

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce brings you the Business Accelerator Academy, 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 NETWORK

Once 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 & CONTRACTING

Prepare 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'™

2017 NATIONAL PROGRAM RESULTS

Based on 2016 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

  • 67% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 47%.
  • 82% of alumni businesses reported being profitable.
  • $776 million in government, institutional, and corporate contracting secured by alumni businesses.
  • 66% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 24% doing business with each other.
  • 67% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a Chamber member in good standing
  • Owner or CEO of a company
  • At least $150,000 in annual revenues
  • One other full-time employee besides the owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 3 years
  • Willingness and ability to attend for 13 weeks

  • “Being part of the Sandy Chamber’s KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy gets me outside of my business and helps me think about the future.”

    “Everyone has the same problems whether you’re in the outdoor business or the printing business or the engineering business – we all as small business owners have similar issues. I get stuck in the grind like many business owners and I’m worried about which fire I need to put out today. Being part of the Sandy Chamber’s KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy gets me outside of my business and helps me think about the future. I get to network with other business owners and we can come together and talk about what problems we’re facing. It allows us to strategize for the future.”

    Chris Holt
    CEO, Campman


  • "Since going through the Sandy Chamber’s KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy, I have implemented a systematic marketing plan."

    "Since going through the Sandy Chamber’s KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy, I have implemented a systematic marketing plan. Before there wasn’t any marketing or advertising that the gym was doing, but we now have a program that we do on a monthly basis that includes blogging, email, and advertising. It’s helped us continue to grow."

    Michele Sauk
    Owner, Gymcats at The Point Gymnastics


  • "I can attest to the efficacy of this fully developed program in its’ ability to increase capacity in any small to mid-sized business."

    “Interise is professionalism at it’s best. Having formerly worked in the commercial banking industry, I can attest to the efficacy of this fully developed program in its’ ability to increase capacity in any small to mid-sized business. Interise allows us, as a chamber of commerce, to cement our mission by providing educational opportunities impacting overall economic growth.”

    Karla Rogers
    Business Accelerator Academy Program Manager & Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Programs


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