Sandy Area Business Institute

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
  • 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

  • “Since completing the program, my company has seen 17% growth in revenue.”

    The program has helped me to understand how important it is to follow written goals that are part of a growth plan. Just writing down your goals is the first step! Since completing the program, my company has seen 17% growth in revenue, which included contracts with government, corporate and anchor institutions — bringing over $875,000 in contracting opportunities to our business.”

    Linda Jamerson
    MFZ Ventures, Inc.


  • "I've been able to expand my wedding business from 1 person to 4 and increase my annual revenue with it."

    "Because of the principles the instructor Ralph Little taught us, including how to step out of the trenches and start running the business I've been able to expand my wedding business from 1 person to 4 and increase my annual revenue with it. There has been no debt involved, just pre-payments and down payments used for expansion.”

    Brennan Tolman
    Brennan Tolman Media


  • "The program helped me better understand cash flow, setting goals and put me in contact with participants that have helped me grow."

    "The program helped me better understand cash flow, setting goals and put me in contact with participants that have helped me grow. One participant and I are bidding projects together. I am now a distributor for another participant as I added a new product. Further, another participant has become a good mentor to me, providing me with a lot of contacts that have contributed to the success of my business. The program also impressed the importance of making personnel changes quickly rather than hoping for the best.”

    Carol MacNeil
    Genesis Cabling Solutions LLC


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