Get StreetWise

Earn a StreetWise 'MBA'™

A crucial component of our approach is engaging the right businesses – those poised for growth. Each business owner must have the potential, desire, and commitment to grow their business. The participant must be either the business owner or key decision maker in the organization.  In addition each business must have:

  • Survived the start-up phase
  • Annual revenues between $250,000 and $10 million
  • At least one employee on payroll other than the CEO/owner
  • Been in business for a minimum of 3 years.  

If you are looking to grow your business to the next level and meet these criteria, our curriculum is right for you. Learn more about where you can find a program offering near you below.

The Interise ‘StreetWise MBA’™ is offered in various communities throughout Massachusetts, including:

  • Boston
  • Worcester
  • Lowell
  • Haverhill/Lawrence
  • SouthCoast

Interise is always looking for qualified entrepreneurs to enroll in our program. Learn more about the Streetwise 'MBA’ program or apply online.

New Markets: to bring the StreetWise 'MBA’™ to your Massachusetts community, please contact Bernard Johnson (bjohnson@interise.org).

Bring the StreetWise 'MBA'™ Curriculum to Your Community (National)

Partnership Opportunities

Interise has developed several successful partnerships that enable us to bring the StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum to more locations around the country. If you are part of an organization that is committed to helping business owners in historically underserved areas thrive, we should talk.  We offer a turnkey solution – with a proven track record – that will save you time and money. In partnering with Interise, you can be sure you’ll get results: growing businesses, new jobs, revitalized neighborhoods.

For more information on bringing StreetWise 'MBA'™ to your community, contact Bernard Johnson at bjohnson@interise.org.

“I am very impressed with the success that the Strategic Steps for Growth cohort has accomplished in the short time since beginning the program.  It is amazing that they have collectively won nearly $13.5 million in public contracts, secured over $1.2 million in financing, and hired 31 new employees.  I know we wouldn’t have been nearly as successful if it weren’t for the StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum and continued support of Interise.”

 Robert W. Walsh, Commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services