Innovative Programs

Interise’s bold programs are where theory meets practice.

Created with deep knowledge of small business across race, place, and ethnicity, our programs are created for both immediate and sustained impact.



Our flagship program, the StreetWise ‘MBA’ is a is a hands-on executive education program for established small business owners. With 80+ programs across the country, business owners gain the business knowledge, management know-how, and the networks needed to thrive.

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Using Interise’s award-winning curriculum, Accelerate Latinx is designed to support Latinx business owners to scale their established small businesses for local job and wealth creation.

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My People

Hiring, training, retaining, and developing staff are among the top challenges faced by small businesses.  Grow My People is a cohort-based program built for business owners to create and execute a strategic personnel plan.

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Leadership for Equitable Anchor Procurement (LEAP) brings Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), anchor institutions, and local governments together to explore and build local procurement opportunities.  The results? Increased supplier diversity for anchor institutions, rock-solid procurement capacity for established minority businesses, local wealth creation, and a more inclusive economy.

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