Small Business, Stronger
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.
“…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 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 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
Contact us today.
Help your small businesses grow STRONGER.
Get in touch to have a one-on-one conversation on how Interise STRONG and StreetWise STRONG can help your city’s small businesses survive to thrive.
To date, 200 small to mid-size companies have participated in our Small Business Stronger programs. The results? Noteworthy.
100% of our participants who applied to PPP received funds
Median June 2020 revenue for our businesses was 20% higher than their April 2020 revenue
As of July 2020, the median business had rehired 25% of the employees who were laid off