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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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