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 to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour

CEO Accelerator Virtual Library to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour

  • 3 Steps Every CEO Must Take to Make Money in this "New Economy" – During/After COVID-19
  • 24/7 Virtual Access
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Understand Financial Building Blocks;
    • Answer Key Questions to Make Money Despite Crises;
    • Create a Money-Making Model in New Economy - 5 Drives;
    • Resources to Implement your New Systematized Plan for More Money, Build Effective Processes for More Time and Build Equity to Sell, Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers and Inspire Employees.

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COVID-19: What Federal Government Contractors Need to Know

COVID-19: What Federal Government Contractors Need to Know - LIVE WEBINAR

  • Live Webinar: CEO Accelerator Event to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Friday, April 10th (9:00 am-10:30 am) on GoToWebinar provided by Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR LIVE WEBINAR from Offit Kurman.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Presented by Practice Group Leader of Government Contracting at Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law, Ed DeLisle, Esq.;
    • Performance Delays;
    • Suspension and Stop Work Orders;
    • Implications of the DPA and Essential Services Clauses;
    • How to mitigate harm to your company;
    • How to navigate tomorrow and be prepared for what's to come;
    • Secure the necessary financing, including SBA and State of Maryland Disaster Recovery Assistance

Register today for $0 fee

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Finding Federal Contracting Opportunities During/After COVID-19

Finding Federal Contracting Opportunities during/after COVID-19 - LIVE WEBINAR

  • Live Webinar: CEO Accelerator Event to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Wednesday, April 15th (9:00 am-10:30 am) on WebEx by the University of Maryland. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR LIVE WEBINAR from the University of Maryland.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Creating success in Federal Contracting in today's COVID-19 environment;
    • Understand what the Federal Government buys, what the Federal Government is not buying, and how does the Federal Government buy with a focus on COVID requirements;
    • Understand the factors of success in the Federal Market;
    • Increase profits by focusing on where you're needed most;
    • Identify the Federal Government's short-term needs and buyers;
    • Discover NEW tools and resources that will position you for success in the Federal market;
    • Learn how experts are projecting the Government Contracting market to perform in 2020;
    • Discover specific actions you can take now to WIN MORE (i.e., new government contract law, Federal acquisition process, writing proposals, etc.);
    • Secure the necessary financing, including SBA and State of Maryland Disaster Recovery Assistance

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Inspire to Empower During/After COVID-19: HR Laws & Strategies to Handle Social Distancing / Remote Employees

HR Laws and Strategies to Handle Social Distancing / Remote Employees

  • Live Webinar: CEO Accelerator Event to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Thursday, April 16th (9:00 am – 10:30 pm) on WebEx by the University of Maryland. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR LIVE WEBINAR from the University of Maryland.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Obtain information in the legal aspects of remote employees as well as hiring, best practices of recruiting, and benefits of outsourcing during the time of crises;
    • Learn to build an inspired team of employees and sub-contractors despite social distancing;
    • Attract and retain talent; Improve work processes to develop intense customer loyalty;
    • Inspire your team to work towards critical priorities and create an environment where they want to contribute their best efforts;
    • Create a profitable and scalable business model during/after COVID-19 economy;
    • Secure the necessary financing, including SBA and State of Maryland Disaster Recovery Assistance;
    • Identify potential mentor relationships.

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CEO Accelerator – 6 Weekly Coaching to Survive then Thrive During/After COVID-19

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CEO Accelerator – 6 Weekly Coaching to Survive then Thrive During/After COVID-19

  • 6 Live Webinars and 6 Virtual Sessions: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Live Webinars: 6 Friday Mornings: April 17th - May 22nd (9:00 am-10:30 am) on WebEx by the University of Maryland. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR LIVE WEBINAR from the University of Maryland.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $895) Sponsored by Capital One Bank and Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Sessions to address today's COVID-19 environment and the new economy created as a result;
    • Gain knowledge on how to: "Create Systematized Plan for More Money, Build Effective Processes for More Time and Build Equity to Sell, and Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers and Inspire Employees;
    • 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 mindset 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 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");
    • Communicate with clarity and certainty; Interact with a natural and composed demeanor; Convey complex material directly and simply; Discover ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility; Explore techniques to overcome adverse situations and invigorate people to embrace change and take action; Dale Carnegie's 2 Day "High Impact Presentation" Training RECEIVE FULL MANUAL!

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