Good Works Network

"Level Up!" PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATION

The Good Work Network brings you the Level Up! 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 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'™

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

  • Ethnic minority business owner with 51% or greater ownership of the business
  • $150,000+ in annual revenues
  • One other employee beside the business owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 3 years
  • Willingness and ability to attend class for six months, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program surveys as requested

  • "In a year’s time of starting the program, I have doubled my revenue and number of employees."

    "Since the program, I have worked on two city contracts and two projects with one of the general contractors that supported the program. In a year’s time of starting the program, I have doubled my revenue and number of employees.”

    Terry Sowells
    SCMY, INC.
    Houston, TX


  • “This program is challenging and rewarding, where you can see the instant changes as you apply the techniques and skills that are taught in every class.”

    "This program is challenging and rewarding, where you can see the instant changes as you apply the techniques and skills that are taught in every class. You can visually and physically see the changes immediately, which is "Impressive", and makes you realize you are in the right place to help see your goals become a reality.”

    Dr. LaTanya Bowman
    Discovery Chiropractic & Wellness Center
    Charlotte, NC


  • "Having a written growth plan provided a road map for us to track our progress."

    “The program was instrumental in helping me to focus on the financial inner workings of my business. In addition, having a written growth plan provided a road map for us to track progress toward our stated goals, make adjustments as necessary, and stay on course. Another added bonus was the interaction with other business owners which enhanced the entire experience.”

    Toya Mitchell
    Lord & Mitchell
    Fort Washington, MD


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Accelerate Latinx: Program Overview

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PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATION

Interise and Indy Chamber of Commerce's Hispanic Business Council (HBC) bring you the Accelerate Latinx Indy Chamber's Hispanic Business Council program. It uses 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'™

2018 NATIONAL LATINX BUSINESS RESULTS

Based on 2017 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

  • 72% of Latinx alumni’s businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 35%. (Note: among those who increased revenue, average growth is 62%.)
  • 83% of Latinx alumni reported their businesses being profitable.
  • $168 million in government, institutional, and corporate contracting secured by Latinx alumni’s businesses.
  • 62% of Latinx alumni stay connected to fellow participants, with 26% doing business with each other.
  • 74% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Business owner identifies as Hispanic, Latino or Latina
  • $250,000 - $5 Million in annual revenues
  • One other full-time employee beside the owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 2 years
  • Willingness and ability to attend class for 7 months, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program surveys as requested

  • Through the program, I have grown in my skills and confidence as a business owner and community leader.”

    "Building my own business has been challenging, exciting, fulfilling, and nerve-wracking, and because of the support I found through the program, I have grown in my skills and confidence as a business owner and community leader."

    José Tori Maguiña
    Minnesota Interpreters and Translators (MINT)


  • "The program not only gave me confidence in myself and enhanced my business knowledge; it improved my management skills and helped me to become even more efficient. ”

    "The program not only gave me confidence in myself and enhanced my business knowledge; it improved my management skills and helped me to become even more efficient. Since completing the program, our business revenue is up 40% so far"

    Manuel Ortega, Jr.
    Ortega's Appliance Service Today, Inc.


  • "The program helped us develop an attainable business plan and gave us access to capital.”

    "The program helped us develop an attainable business plan and gave us access to capital. Since then, we have doubled our revenue, have systems in place, our corporate structure is more efficient, we are actively participating in networking."

    Edgar Sotelo
    Southwest Packaging Solutions, LLC


  • “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.


  • "This program is challenging and rewarding, where you can see the instant changes as you apply the techniques and skills that are taught in every class."

    "This program is challenging and rewarding, where you can see the instant changes as you apply the techniques and skills that are taught in every class. You can visually and physically see the changes immediately, which is "Impressive", and makes you realize you are in the right place to help see your goals become a reality.”

    Dr. LaTanya Bowman
    Discovery Chiropractic & Wellness Center


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BEDC StreetWise MBA Overview

Powered by Interise's StreetWise 'MBA'™ Curriculum

PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATION

The 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 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'™

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


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