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Business Owners,

We’re thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you, our EforAll South Coast community, for a unique opportunity that is prepared to take your business to the next level. In collaboration with the renowned INTERISE program, EforAll South Coast is hosting an information session tailored for businesses that are ready for significant growth.

Even if you ‘think’ you’re not eligible, attend the info session anyway!

This event is accessible both virtually OR  in-person at our Groundwork New Bedford office, offering flexibility for your convenience.

Info Session Details:

Info Session Expectations: Prepare for an enriching session focused on the transformative potential of the Interise Accelerator for your business. This is also a fantastic chance to meet the new members of the EforAll South Coast team and reconnect with the broader EforAll network. To enhance your experience, we’ll be offering light refreshments for those attending in person.

About INTERISE: The Interise Accelerator is celebrated for its exceptional support in fostering sustainable growth among established businesses. Its comprehensive curriculum covers strategic planning, financial management, sales, marketing strategies, and access to capital. This information session is a golden opportunity to discover how the program can be customized to meet your specific business needs, empowering you to successfully scale up.

Why Attend: This event is not just about gaining valuable insights; it’s a platform to welcome the new faces of our EforAll South Coast team and to rejuvenate bonds with the extended EforAll community. It embodies our commitment to building a supportive, collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem that champions continuous learning and mutual support for collective achievement.

We are eagerly looking forward to your participation in this promising session. Your presence will enrich the discussion and signify a pivotal step toward unlocking your business’s potential in our dynamic entrepreneurial landscape.

RSVP for the In-Person Session: Please let us know if you’ll be joining us in person by emailing k[email protected], helping us plan accordingly for refreshments.

Discover the impact of the Interise Accelerator and how it can serve as a springboard for your business’s next growth phase. Read on for more details about the Interise Accelerator and the Zoom link for virtual attendance to the info session.

Interise’s NextStage MBE Program:

The award-winning NextStage MBE Academy, powered by Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum, is making its return to the South Coast. This program has already empowered over 9,500 graduates, witnessing an average revenue increase of 38%. Designed for minority and women small business owners, it offers the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary for substantial business growth, preparing you to effectively scale your enterprise.

Described as “game-changing” for BIPOC and women-owned businesses, the program focuses on creating actionable steps, systems, and confidence to maximize business potential. Participants will engage in interactive class sessions, peer mentoring groups, and learn from local experts across finance, marketing, strategy, and procurement, culminating in a customized three-year strategic growth plan.

Do you want to accelerate and propel your small business? Learn more about the NextStage MBE Program!

Here is a sample of what you will experience in the program:
Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Scale

The Five Stages of Small Business Growth

We am inviting you to join a committed group of local area-based business owners for interactive class sessions, peer mentoring groups, and the opportunity to learn from local experts in the fields of finance, marketing, strategy, and procurement. Complete the program with a customized three-year strategic growth plan – plus, the confidence and ability to turn those plans into action.

The program will begin in March 2024 and includes 13 sessions that meet in person every other week in the evening at the Quest Center in New Bedford. To secure your place in the program, APPLY HERE, here as soon as possible. The program is free of charge for all participants!

Are you eligible for the program?

  • BIPOC and or women owned business
  • Business owner with 51% or greater ownership of the business
  • Company located in the Southcoast areas (New Bedford,  Fall River, etc)
  • Approaching $150,000 in annual revenues and not to exceed $10,000,000
  • One other employee besides the owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 3 years or more
  • Willingness and ability to attend a 7 month course, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program surveys as requested

Modules for the StreetWise ‘MBA’  include:

  • Business & Strategic Assessment: Setting the Stage for Growth
  • Finances: Balancing Cash Flow & Bottom Line
  • Marketing & Sales: Building Profitable Sales
  • Resources: Getting What You Need to Grow
  • Putting it All Together: Final Growth Plan Presentations

What will you learn?

  • Business development strategies
  • Strategic planning
  • Finance and financial management
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Accessing Capital
  • Contracting with the government & major corporations

Info Session Virtual Attendance Details:

Thursday, February 22nd at 5pm
Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9018717813

Meeting ID: 901 871 7813

We’re excited about the potential to catalyze your business’s growth and can’t wait to see you there. Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out. Let’s make this an impactful step forward together!


Samia, Roshalene & Krysten
EforAll South Coast Team

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