Maryland Small Business Development Center

Accelerator Series

CEO Coaching to Earn More. Work Less!

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Increase Profits 61% in 12 Months & Build Equity of $10 Million+ in 5 Years

Learn SBDC's Strategic Growth System to "Earn More. Work Less!" Attend our accelerator program to gain insights on your current challenges through professionally facilitated, open strategic discussions. Everyone participates. Everyone learns. Each CEO receives support, feedback, strategies, perspective, and accountability with the clear goal to "build a profitable business that works without the owner, to ultimately SELL IT."

"...ultimately only one reason to create a business of your own, and that is to sell it!"

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CEO Accelerator: Designed for Owners with Revenue Above $500k

Growth Accelerator: Designed for Owners with Revenue Below $500k

GovCon Accelerator: Designed for Fast Growing Government Contractors

CEO Accelerator

Create systemized plan to earn more (Part 1) & Build Effective Processes to Work Less & Build Equity to Sell (Part 2)

36 Total Hours of Training & Consulting Designed for Owners With Revenue Above $500k

  • 12 Wednesday Mornings October 3 - December 19 (9am-12pm): at Bowie City Hall; 12/19 Session in Columbia, MD

Normal Cost: $1,580
Reduced to $500 For Selected Maryland Firms thanks to Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company

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Growth Accelerator

Part 1 of CEO Accelerator: Create Systemized Plan to Earn More with Introduction to Part 2: Build Effective Processes to Work Less

18 Total Hours of Training & Consulting Designed for Owners With Revenue Below $500k

  • 6 Wednesday Mornings (9am-12pm) at Bowie City Hall (Bowie, MD): October 3 - November 7

Normal Cost: $790
Reduced to $250 For Selected Maryland Firms thanks to Capital One Bank

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GovCon Accelerator

Fast Paced Version of CEO Accelerator (Create Systemized Plan to Earn More & Build Effective Processes to Work Less & Build Equity to Sell)

21 Total Hours Designed for Fast Growing Government Contractors

  • 2 1/2 Days: 2 Full Days Thursdays October 4 & October 11 (8:30am-5:30pm) at PSA Insurance Building (Hunt Valley, MD) and Morning (9am-12pm) Wednesday December 19 at Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (Columbia, MD) Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • 2 1/2 Days: 2 Full Days Thursdays November 8 & November 15 (8:30am-5:30pm) and Morning (9am-12pm) Wednesday December 19 - ALL SESSIONS at Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (Columbia, MD)

Normal Cost: $790

Reduced to $250 For Selected Maryland Firms thanks to Capital One Bank

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Limited Number of Full & Partial Scholarships Are Available

For more information, see description below or Contact Russell Teter (Certified Coach) at rteter@umd.edu or 240-463-8686


Program Description

The program's objectives are to own a fast growing company that:

  • Increases profits 61% in 12 months
  • Works without the owner
  • Builds equity of $10 Million+ in 5 Years to ultimately SELL IT
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You'll learn how to own a fast growing company by:

  • Finding the "time and space" to focus on the most pressing priorities
  • Working "on" rather than "in" the business, creating dramatic enhancements that will lead to the lifestyle intended
  • Becoming a catalyst for continuous improvement
  • Increasing money-making mind-set and financial knowledge
  • Building a clear and compelling team that is focused on customer needs, strategically aligned to personal goals and financially viable
  • Instilling a cadence of accountability to execute on and achieve the most critical results
  • Developing essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty
  • Inspiring employees to work towards the critical priorities and creating an environment where employees want to contribute their best efforts
  • Creating a strategic collaborative environment among peer business owners to turn challenges into opportunities (collective CEO Think Tank is known as a "Mastermind Group")

Proven Growth Solutions:

Facilitator: Russell C. Teter III, M.B.A / Technology Management is certified by FranklinCovey - the world's premier leader in the areas of strategy execution, customer loyalty, leadership, and individual effectiveness. He has coached over 13,000 business owners over a 20-year career.

University of Maryland's SBDC CEO Think Tank brings in thewisdom from:

  • Timeless leaders, including, Lincoln, Gandhi, Rockefeller, Martin Luther King
  • Contemporary gurus, including, Napoleon Hill, Peter Drucker, Zig Ziglar, W. Edwards Deming
  • Maryland experts on contracting, financial management, marketing, wealth creation

Testimonials:

Our business had become stagnant. The tools gave me an easy turn-key system to launch into a new market. We are successfully executing the plan and I now can hold my sales team accountable. It is amazing the impact a few hours with the SBDC can do to accelerate my sales efforts.

Jess Neisess, C.R International

The SBDC's Strategic Growth System not only expedited my business growth, but it also helped solidify creating the life I want. Without the guidance and encouragement provided by others who have already walked this journey, how could you sustain your journey? Join me on INC. Magazine's 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America.

Karen Barbour, Owner Barbour Group

I have seen a significant improvement in new account acquisitions as well as repeat business, all because of the SBDC's "Drive 5 to Earn More" approach to accelerate profits. Sales are up by nearly 100% within the last 12 months. I sure hope my competition does not learn about this simple tactic.

Harry White, Owner BW Communications

POWERFUL AND INSPIRING! The principals presented by the SBDC have been key to improving our restaurant's bottom line.

Kamal & Nizam Ali, Owners Ben's Chili Bowl / Ben's Next Door

I have participated in several peer groups in the past, and this has far surpassed those in both the participants as well as the facilitator

Chris Corcoran, Owner Corcoran Builders

For More Information, Contact Russell Teter (Certified Coach) at rteter@umd.edu or 240-463-8686

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The Maryland SBDC Program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsor's or participants' opinions, products, or services. All of SBA's programs and services are extended to the public on a non discriminatory basis.

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