2014-06-07 Daily Times

Class designed to help small businesses grow beyond being a start-up

June 7, 2014

Chelle Maurer said she would now like to sell the sled nationwide to other oil and gas drilling companies. More importantly, the couple wants their business to be successful, especially since, according to the Small Business Administration, about half of all small businesses close before they reach year five, and only a third make it to 10 years. With the aim of helping established businesses take the next step beyond the start-up phase, Four Corners Economic Development and the Boston-based nonprofit Interise jointly launched the Grow SMART program in Farmington. Chelle Maurer recently enrolled in the seven-month course and hopes the class will help her focus on where to market her company’s product. [...]

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2014-09-17 Bernews

Video: College To Launch Streetwise MBA

September 17, 2014

The Streetwise MBA Programme — an executive education programme designed specifically for small business owners who want to grow their businesses – was outlined this morning [Sept 17] at an event at Bermuda College. About Bermuda College’s involvement with the program, Dr. Greene said, “Bermuda College is the first international partner of the Streetwise MBA and we are indeed proud to host this innovative new curriculum on our campus. We are also delighted to partner with Interwise, the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, and other local sponsors, because the premise of the programme’s personalised business “case-study concept” fits perfectly with the motto of the Division of Professional and Career Education [or PACE] which is to encourage its students to Prepare, Advance, Challenge and Excel in their professional careers.” [...]

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2014-09-18 The Royal Gazette

Entrepreneurs can sharpen skills at College

September 18, 2014

Entrepreneurs are being encouraged to go back to school in order to improve their business skills and give the Island’s economy a boost. The Bermuda College will be running a seven-month Streetwise MBA programme from January and hopes to attract at least a dozen business owners for the course. [...]

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2014-09-23 Boston Public Market

StreetWise MBA™ Program offered to Local Food Producers!

September 23, 2014

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Interise and CropCircle Kitchen that will provide innovative business training to local food vendors at the Boston Public Market slated to open in summer 2015. Vendor applicants and local small food businesses will participate in Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ program aimed at growing jobs and creating more revenue. [...]

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2014-09-23 The Bay State Banner

Boston Public Market to Partner with Interise and CropCircle Kitchen

September 23, 2014

Interise, CropCircle Kitchen and the Boston Public Market today announced a new partnership that will provide innovative business training to local food vendors at the planned public market slated to open in summer 2015. “Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program has a proven record of helping small businesses grow and flourish, and we’re excited to work with them on a new initiative focused specifically on the needs of food businesses as a way to support our vendors.,” said Liz Morningstar, CEO of the Boston Public Market. [...]

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2014-10-10 Jamaica Plain Gazette

CropCircle Kitchen backs new Public Market

October 10, 2014

The Boston Public Market (BPM), a new indoor market slated to open inside the Haymarket T Station building next summer, has partnered with JP’s CropCircle Kitchen (CCK). That partnership will provide expertise, training and space for the new market vendors. The Boston Public Market and CCK have also partnered with Interise, who provides a food business training seminar to aspiring entrepreneurs, CCK Interim Executive Director Jen Faigel told the Gazette. [...]

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