Small Business, Stronger

Get Stronger Now.

Immediate Results. Long-Term Impact.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left our country and our economy shaken.

Small businesses in the US are closing at alarming rates – Black-owned small businesses are closing at 2x the rate of others. There’s no time to waste.

Cities need immediate and trusted programs to ensure their small businesses have the resources needed to stay operational, retain employees, and focus on recovery.

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“…over 50% of small businesses with employees  face immediate or near-term risks due to the pandemic.”


“Black-owned firms have been almost twice as likely to shutter as firms overall during the pandemic.”


Interise STRONG and StreetWise STRONG are targeted executive education programs aimed at helping small business owners get resources, networks, and know-how they need RIGHT NOW.

Interise STRONG

Interise Strong is an immediate boost for businesses – with tactical steps for survival.

The class topics are focused almost entirely on knowledge that businesses need RIGHT NOW – like accessing SBA resources, analyzing immediate financial pictures, and pivoting for survival.

  • Three-week program
  • Fully online, synchronous learning
  • Interise faculty facilitators with local experts
  • Immediately useful strategies for survival
  • Proven results

StreetWise STRONG

StreetWise STRONG delivers all the immediate resources of Interise STRONG, and then continues to work hand-in-hand with businesses.

By leveraging our award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’ curriculum, businesses are set on a long-term path to growth with the tools needed for economic recovery.

  • Three month program
  • Fully online, synchronous & asynchronous learning
  • Immediate & long-term growth
  • Deep peer-to-peer learning
  • Tailored to local business needs
  • Local faculty plus, national experts

  • Monthly impact reporting

  • Proven Results