Small Business Stronger

Executive education for small business owners

Originally developed to help small businesses survive economic challenges stemming from the pandemic, Small Business Stronger has since evolved to include in-person programs, online courses and webinars, focused on the employee lifecycle, economic mobility, and timely topics such as accessing affordable financing from community development financial institutions.

Led by dedicated instructors, Small Business Stronger courses are designed to put key learnings into action, with hands-on business simulations, real-world case studies, and immediately actionable ways to help your business reach its full potential.

Offerings include:

Quality Jobs Are Our Business

Explore a range of human resources best practices—strategies that can help you better support your employees and strengthen your company culture. Specifically, in this intensive five-week course, you will learn how to:

Leading Through the Lens of Economic Mobility

Learn how to cultivate a vibrant company culture where employees work collaboratively and productively to meet collective goals. In this dynamic five-week program, you will discover how to: 

Grow My People

Master the strategies you need to maximize your team’s success. In this X-week course, you’ll develop a tactical plan for hiring, training, and empowering employees—and delegating daily responsibilities so that you can focus on high-level priorities. Specifically, you will learn how to:

All Small Business Stronger programs are taught by local faculty, as well as national experts, and will help you deepen your business expertise, build a network of entrepreneurial peers—and tackle the pressing issues impacting your enterprise.

Contact us about joining the next Small Business Stronger cohort.

Turnkey Programs
for Your Business Community

Is your organization looking to empower minority business owners across your community?

If so, consider hosting a Small Business Stronger program. We’ll collaborate with you to customize the curriculum—and create a high-impact learning experience that meets the needs of small business owners in your community.

Eva Higgins
"Once we got to the financial module I really realized that I need this program because I had just been checking my balance sheet to make sure that I’m in the black. But I need to be checking my balance sheet for operating metrics to stay in the black. So that module helped me tailor my financials so that I know where I need to be in order to handle this growth."
Eva Higgins, CEO and Principle, Cardinal Delta
Trey Runyon
"No matter what the business is, there are a ton of similarities in what needs to be done when it comes to managing people. All the same problems, hiccups, or growth issues happen to everybody."
Trey Runyon, Main Line Xpress LLC


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Before the StreetWise MBA:$1,497,000
After the StreetWise MBA:$2,040,000