28 million small businesses, and counting...

That’s how many small businesses provide goods and services in the United States — since 2008, they have created over 67% of all net new jobs in America. Small businesses are the engine of economic growth.

Interise may be the best story that you’ve never heard.

Scale established
small businesses, create jobs, and develop local economies.

Interise licenses our Streetwise ‘MBA’™ to partners who deliver it through their own locally branded programs. We provide the curriculum, training, quality assurance and evaluation, enabling our partners to effectively and efficiently launch a national program.

We make our partners look good, very good.

On average, Interise small businesses create jobs at 5x the annual rate of the private sector.

Each year, Interise uses a set of social and economic indicators to evaluate Streetwise ‘MBA’™ alumni and their businesses. We use this data to evaluate program effectiveness and to promote the growth of established small businesses.

It's not just about creating jobs. It's about what kind of jobs, who gets the jobs, and where the jobs are.

Rising income inequality, widening wealth gaps, rapid gentrification...

These are a few of the reasons we are partnering with government agencies, local institutions, and business associations to make our StreetWise ‘MBA’™ available to local business owners in lower income communities.

93% of Interise businesses are owned by women, minorities, immigrants, or located in a lower-income community.

Expand the
Interise Network.

Partner with Interise, become a funder, volunteer, or enroll in a StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program. Together, we will continue to build resilient communities through thriving small businesses for an economy that works for all.

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