ScaleUp

Nine-Week Program | No Fee

This award-winning ScaleUp program assists established businesses experiencing no or slow growth patterns and sustainability issues due to COVID-19. The ScaleUp team equips entrepreneurs with the business acumen, resources, and tools necessary to maintain a profitable business with comprehensive business development services. As entrepreneurs scale their businesses, they retain and create jobs, fuel economic growth, and build strong communities.

Each week, the class works on a different side of the business. Participants learn about marketing, branding, creating mission, and creating a 30-second pitch. On the financial side, they learn about financial statements, break-even pricing, and key performance indicators. Finally, participants learn about certification and how to select the right certification and contract opportunities.

Business owners receive group advising, one-on-one mentoring, plus business sustainability and growth planning assistance. During and after the cohort, participants also receive quarterly networking opportunities with other participants, other cohorts, and alumni. After the program, alumni continue to receive one-on-one support and invitations to Executive Series classes which provide additional in-depth learning opportunities on subjects covered in the ScaleUp course.

 

ScaleUp Curriculum

Shot of two work colleagues using a digital tablet during a business meeting at workWeek 1: Introductions and Growth Goals

Week 2: Industry and Competition

Week 3: Target Market and Sales

Week 4: Marketing Strategy and Tactics

Week 5: Operations and Management

Week 6: Financial Mastery

Week 7: Access to Capital

Week 8: Contracting and Certification

Week 9: Business Sustainability and Growth Plan Presentations

Ideal Candidates

Business Age: Two Years or More

Employees: Two or More

Owner: Working Full-Time in Business

Revenue: $50,000 or More

 

If you’re interested in joining the next ScaleUp cohort, please click here to set up a brief phone interview.

ScaleHigher 

Ten-Week Program | No Fee

NOW ENROLLING: ScaleHigher Fall 2022 and Spring 2023! Click to learn more and apply!

ScaleHigher brings traditional business education, leadership skills building, and digital skills knowledge together into one cohort. Business owners will gain valuable insights from leadership coaches to build their business around their unique leadership style, and will work with storytelling experts to build a brand story and leverage it to drive sales. This cohort also includes a technology evaluation to inform decision-making. Peer-to-peer cohort learning connects a community of business owners and creates a supportive space to grow.

Participants learn about the benefits of cultivating a growth mindset which is the foundation of entrepreneurial success. ScaleHigher offers a structured approach for identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing market opportunities. When small business owners can systematically test business ideas, they can reduce risk and increase their chances of success. This cohort also includes a technology evaluation to inform decision-making. Peer-to-peer cohort learning connects a community of business owners and creates a supportive space to grow.

ScaleHigher Curriculum

In ScaleHigher you will learn:

Module 1: You as a Leader (in your Business and Community)

Module 2: Solve Your Customer’s Problem

Module 3: Leverage Digital Tools to Grow Sales

Module 4: Build Your Brand Toolkit

Ideal Candidates

Business Age: Two Years or More

Revenue: $50,000 or More

Employees: Two or More

Status: Working on Business Full-Time

 

Committed to attending all 10 weeks of virtual learning via Zoom

Comfortable with trying and incorporating new digital tools into business

 

If you’re interested in joining the next ScaleHigher cohort, please click here to set up a brief phone interview.

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