StreetWise MBA

Hands-on executive education for established small business owners

As sole proprietorships grow into small businesses, founders often find themselves trying to catch up with the business skills they need to run a company. That’s why Interise proudly offers StreetWise MBA–a dynamic program that provides entrepreneurs with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to sustainably grow their businesses.

Designed with your busy schedule in mind, StreetWise MBA provides actionable business insights in bi-weekly sessions over seven months. Together with a cohort of small business owners, you will:

And the program has a long and successful record. StreetWise MBA businesses have historically:

Ready to learn more? Find a program near you and contact us today.

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The StreetWise MBA is a turnkey program that has a direct, measurable impact on local economies. That’s because alumni tend to hire locally, purchase more goods and services, and give back to their communities.



Before the StreetWise MBA:$1,497,000
After the StreetWise MBA:$2,040,000
Ebony Austin
"This program is a game changer for small minority businesses who are seriously seeking to scale and grow their business. It helped me personally to focus on what's important and that was to manage my business by the numbers... This program helped me scale my family business by over 60% in 2020 and we have already increased our revenue by 153% in 2021 for the first 5 months of the year!"
Ebony Austin, Cassy Electric, 2020 Alum
Nia McAdoo
"My experience with the Interise StreetWise MBA program was transformational. I leaned into my growth plan and was able to offer a new line of services to our clients which led to increased sales, profit and raises for all our staff. We were prepared with strong financial documents, a strong network, and access to resources that led us to success."
Nia McAdoo, CEO, Amped Events
Quintrail Lambert
"This program changed my life for the better! I have made some great connections, which I only could have made by attending this program. This was a great opportunity!"
Quintrail Lambert, Dream with Q, 2018 Alum
Maria Herbert
"This program is comprehensive. You get everything all in one at a pace that is efficient and practical. You can get the education from other sources, but they are piecemeal and not at a pace that is practical."
Maria Herbert, MCH Consulting Services, 2018 Alum
Dr. Dorsha James
"Interise’s Streetwise MBA made me take a hard look at what exactly it was that I was doing and what it was that I was trying to accomplish. Doing the strategic growth plan was probably one of the best things that happened to me because I had to put everything down that's been in my head. I would recommend it to anyone who has a small business that wants to take it to another level."
Dr. Dorsha James, CEO and co-founder, myURGENCYMD


If you own and operate a small business, find a program near you.

“One of 25 must-see entrepreneurship education programs in the world for established small businesses”

The World Bank Group