Maryland Small Business Development Center

CEO Accelerator

CEO Accelerator Coaching

Easy-to-follow advice to

"build a profitable business that works without the owners to raise capital & ultimately SELL IT."

For Questions, contact Russell Teter, Certified Coach,
at rteter@umd.edu or 240-463-8686.

See Application Links Below


Upcoming Schedule


CEO Accelerator Virtual Library

Increase Profits 61% In 12 Months & Build Equity Of $10 Million+ In 5 Years.

CEO Accelerator Virtual Library

  • 24/7 Virtual Access
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Create Systematized Plan for More Money (Modules 1-6)
    • Build Effective Processes for More Time & Build Equity to Sell (Modules A-E),
    • Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers & Inspire Employees (Module F).

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Profitability & Stability to Win More

Be a Growth CFO: Learn to gain more confidence around your numbers - the most important element of successful growth.

Calculating profits

  • Thursday, August 22nd (9:00am-12:00pm) at 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 (3rd Floor - Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Acquire skills from proven Growth CFOs and financial leaders
    • Maximize profits, outperform your competitors, and build a business machine into real value
    • Understand your numbers, select KPIs to be successful, see red flags early, and adapt in real-time
    • Limit the negative impact of federal, state and local taxes
    • Benefit from the multiple incentives and credits that are available to your specific business or industry
    • Obtain industry Profile Report, Peer Benchmarks & Access More Capital (Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds)
    • Exclusive proven FIVE Habits of Profitability™ course materials, obtain your 2% CEO Score™ and access created by Foresight CFO and used by the 2% CEO Club™ ($5,000 Value)

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Take Control of Your Marketing: Stop Wasting Time & Money - Part 1

The Importance of Message Clarity: A look at the StoryBrand 7-Part Framework Part 2: Before You Market: Learn how to leverage the power of your brand.

Control your marketing

  • Friday, August 23rd (9:30am-12:30pm) 2275 Research Blvd. Rockville, MD 20850 (1st Floor Conference Room
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. Small business owners often create noise by trying to say too much. If your customers are confused about what you offer, they'll look past you for somebody who can say it clearly. In this session, we will review the 7-part StoryBrand Marketing Framework which help companies clarify their message so they can market in such a way that their customers will listen. Learn how you can apply this great tool in your businesses to help you increase your market share.
    • When you drive down main street USA, you see a clear difference between local and national brands. In this session, learn how to leverage the power of branding to transform dysfunctional images and messages into a practical national brand framework. Stop wasting marketing dollars and losing market share to your competition. Learn how clarity, quality, and consistency will decrease marketing cost, build loyal customers, and increase your market share.
    • Access More Capital: Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds; Learn the 18 Accelerators that Build $10-$100 Million in Value; BONUS Tools: Business Valuation, Marketing Resources, and Underwriters Point of View

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Strategic Growth Planning: Take Control of the Business

Learn a system that breaks a business down into 10 key areas to ensure it delivers profits and operates productively.

Growth Planning for future

  • Tuesday, August 27th (9:00am-12:00pm) at 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 (3rd Floor - Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Develop strategic thinking skills and independent problem‐solving techniques relevant to manage business opportunities and challenges.
    • Develop expertise in conducting strategic analysis in all areas of the business, both internal and external.
    • Identify feasible solutions onto a one page Strategic Growth Plan.
    • Apply an understanding of strategy implementation (execution) in a small business, focusing on necessary commitment, interdependent decision‐making issues, effects on people, and communication.
    • Choose a structured approach for each and every identified strategic priority to be undertaken in the next 12 months by using basic project management effectiveness and efficiency concepts, and tools and techniques such Gantt Charts and scorecards.
    • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow

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Organizational Excellence - How to Move Your Business From "At-Risk" to "Excellent"

"Excellent" caliber businesses are growing and expanding, and constantly moving beyond comfort zone to adjust to changing technology and market conditions

Road map to excellence

  • Thursday, September 12th (9:30am-12:30pm) at 11311 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD (5th Floor - PSA Insurance)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • The purpose of this program is to help you move your company closer to excellence - by having a vision for where you want to be, a plan to get there, the right positions clearly laid out on the organizational chart, the right people in those positions following the right systems and processes, and posting measurable results that are analyzed regularly to gauge progress towards key goals using the right KPIs
    • Find the answers to the critical question: What, exactly, stands between my company and organizational excellence, and what do I do about it? Gain access to information that will assist your organization in achieving superior results
    • Discover the 14 Blind Spots that can take any business off track and the 6 Leadership Strategies for Organizational Excellence
    • How to recognize "hard work" vs. "productive work" as you identify the bottlenecks that are keeping you from higher levels of success
    • How to carefully implement changes in your leadership style that results in long-lasting, positive effects on your business
    • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow
    • RECEIVE a complete "Blind Spot Assessment" of your business ($1,000 Value)

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Manage Projects/Time for Maximum Results: Focus Time & Expertise to Create Incredible Results

Learn how to maximize your resources, minimize distractions, and develop a list of the most valuable activities.

Managing time for maximum results

  • Tuesday, September 24th (9:00am-12:00pm) 991 Corporate Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 (Maryland Aviation Administration)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Apply the six principles of time management according to Mark Sanborn, an author and expert on improving workplace dynamics
    • Be sure you are doing the right thing at the right time to maximize results; Find a common focus for your team, set expectations, and celebrate results
    • Create a lists of the 6 to 8 priorities that will yield the most value for you and your team; Access More Capital (Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds) and Bonding
    • RECEIVE full course and exercise materials from Crestcom Leadership Program "Managing Time for Maximum Results" by Mark Sanborn ($2,500 Value).

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I'm Starting A Business

If you are planning to start, or even thinking of starting, this will assess your readiness.

Smart Start Assessment

I'm A Business Owner

If you are already in business, this assessment will help us determine your needs.

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