Powered by Interise's StreetWise 'MBA'™ Curriculum
PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATIONAn innovative collaboration between the City of Springfield, the Association of Black Business & Professionals and the Springfield Regional Chamber brings you RiseUp Springfield, powered by Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum. This hands-on program provides the knowledge and know-how business owners need to create (and manage) a customized, three-year strategic growth plan.
SUPPORTIVE BUSINESS NETWORKOnce connected, business owners have this revelation: “I don’t have to be alone.” As a participant, you’ll be surrounded by CEOs, like you, who will become your trusted advisors. There is also an alumni group of CEOs, living around the country, for you to connect with for advice and business opportunities.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL & CONTRACTINGPrepare for opportunities with government and anchor institutions, and learn from experts in the field of both public and private lending. Preparation for contracting success is a unique feature of the StreetWise 'MBA'™
2018 NATIONAL PROGRAM RESULTS
Based on 2017 Assessment Data, collected by Interise
BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
“Having a written growth plan provided a road map for us to track our progress.”“The program was instrumental in helping me to focus on the financial inner workings of my business. In addition, having a written growth plan provided a road map for us to track progress toward our stated goals, make adjustments as necessary, and stay on course. Another added bonus was the interaction with other business owners which enhanced the entire experience.”
Lord & Mitchell
"In a year’s time of starting the program, I have doubled my revenue and number of employees.""Since the program, I have worked on two city contracts and two projects with one of the general contractors that supported the program. In a year’s time of starting the program, I have doubled my revenue and number of employees.”
“Since completing the program, my company has seen 17% growth in revenue.”The program has helped me to understand how important it is to follow written goals that are part of a growth plan. Just writing down your goals is the first step! Since completing the program, my company has seen 17% growth in revenue, which included contracts with government, corporate and anchor institutions — bringing over $875,000 in contracting opportunities to our business.”
MFZ Ventures, Inc.
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