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Business Development Accelerator
The Business Development Accelerator will guide you through a process to gather insights, assess key metrics, and discover key levers of growth–all leading to strategic and creative idea generation and experimenting to move forward in ways that make strategic sense for your business.
During the Accelerator, you will take your established business through a transformative process to authentically connect your brand and offerings with your customer’s evolving needs, meet the demands of a new economy, and accelerate business growth. This cumulative process layers creative thinking with analysis to build strategies for growth and customer-centered innovation. Whether your business is looking to transform your offerings and your customer experience, or you’re ready to accelerate growth, we’re creating a space and a road map to get unstuck and find the inspiration and the building blocks you need for the next great idea–informed by your customers and inspired by your peers.
In this accelerator you will work through a process to discover key levers of growth for your business:
- Gather Customer-focused Insights
- Assess Key Metrics
- Generate Creative Ideas
- Begin to Test & Learn
- Pivot & Make Strategic Changes
The Women’s Business Center at ASSETS houses all of Entrepreneur Training’s programs. It exists to support small business owners who are starting or expanding their businesses. While extra consideration is given to the specific challenges and issues for women entrepreneurs, the programs serve all—women, men, and racial and ethnic minorities.
This is your time. Time to innovate. Time to build on success and get creative around challenges.
Business Development Accelerator
Week of April 12 – end of June 2021
- Curated For: Established business owners
- *This program is open to businesses with a minimum of 1-3 years of sales to an existing customer base.
- Application Opens: TBD
- Application Deadline: TBD
- Selected Applicants Notified by: TBD
- Fee: No Fee, $495 Value
- This program is funded by a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. We are able to offer this program at no cost for the year of 2021.
- Class Schedule: Classes will be held during bi-weekly evening sessions (two per month).
- Plus 1:1 coaching: one bi-weekly session per client (two per month) to be scheduled by client during Accelerator
- Location: Zoom virtual meetings
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
What You’ll Gain:
Gather Customer-focused Insights
Your customer’s journey is all new in the COVID climate! The customer journey will guide strategic decisions to connect the heart of your brand to your customer in a new economy. With this Business Development Accelerator, you’ll find pain points and key insights to improve strategy and creative ideas to better meet your customers’ needs.
Assess Key Metrics
Your business’s current metrics will inform your decisions and help to uncover opportunities for growth. With the knowledge gained from this Accelerator, you’ll assess existing critical metrics related to sales, product offering, and customer reach along with your current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to identify success and opportunities for growth in your business.
Begin to Test & Learn
Collaborate with your cohort to generate creative ideas. With the insights, analysis, and ideas you’ve gained, zero in on a focus area and begin to test and learn from your hypothesis. Your cohort will be cheering you on in support!
Pivot & Make Strategic Changes
Make calculated moves to help sustain and grow your business. Learn the value of testing and measuring ideas with data, to continuously pivot and build.
A proud partnership
ASSETS is proud to partner with U.S. Small Business Administration to host the Women’s Business Center at ASSETS. As a part of the nationwide network of Women’s Business Centers, the Women’s Business Center at ASSETS strives to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to information, contacts, contracts, and capital.
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The Women’s Business Center at ASSETS houses all of Entrepreneur Training’s programs. The WBC exists to support small business owners who are starting or expanding their businesses. While extra consideration is given to the specific challenges and issues for women entrepreneurs, the programs serve all — women, men, and racial and ethnic minorities.
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The WBC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.