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Accelerate your business to the top!
Are you ready to grow and transform your business? It's time to hit the classroom again and get help with marketing, sales, accounting and everything in between! Watch your business thrive by signing up for the Business Accelerator Academy today.
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Powered by Interise's StreetWise 'MBA'™ Curriculum
PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATIONThe South Valley 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 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'™
2019 NATIONAL PROGRAM RESULTS
Based on 2018 Assessment Data, collected by Interise
- 100% reported "likely" or "very likely" to recommend the program to a fellow business owner
88% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 22%.
- 89% of alumni businesses reported being profitable.
- 100% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 22% doing business with each other.
- 100% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.
- $547,000 in new financing secured.
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 South Valley 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 South Valley 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.”
"Since going through the South Valley Chamber’s KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy, I have implemented a systematic marketing plan.""Since going through the South Valley 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."
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.”
Business Accelerator Academy Program Manager & South Valley Chamber of Commerce Director of Programs
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