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" – Caused by 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.

Register today for $0 fee

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Financial Strategies to Thrive: 2% CEO Habits of Profitability

  • Live Webinar: CEO Accelerator Event to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Thursday, June 11th (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 (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • According to the WSJ, uncertainty is at an all-time high. Almost three times greater than the 2008 recession;
    • CEOs who learn how to identify the right options, make decisions, and implement well will survive while many others will fail. The CEOs who do it with the numbers will do even better;
    • Join Kirk W. McLaren to learn the financial strategies to survive and thrive beyond the pandemic. Kirk, MBA, CPA, IFM is the CEO of Foresight CFO, Growth CFO Certification instructor, and the Georgetown University graduate studies lecturer;
    • Make Sure that You Have Good Numbers;
    • Use Three Methods to Manage Cash Well;
    • Learn how to Identify the Right Growth Options;
    • Create Your Financial Roadmap;
    • Obtain management and reporting guidelines on SBA Paycheck Protection Program (forgiveness policies), SBA Disaster Relief Loan, SBA existing loan forgiveness and relief, deferral of employer-side FICA payroll taxes, retention tax credits, increased unemployment benefits, recovery rebates, and other financing programs;
    • Learn strategies to refinance existing debt (capture lower rates, interest-only payments, a moratorium on payments, etc.) and how to get the funds to thrive post-COVID-19.

Register today for $$0 fee

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CEO Accelerator – 6 Coaching to Thrive in COVID-19's New Economy - Wednesday

  • 6 Live Webinars and 6 Virtual Sessions: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Live Webinars: 6 Wednesday Mornings: June 24 - July 29. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL SELECT YOUR 90 MINUTE TIME FOR LIVE WEBINAR AND BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN.
  • 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 new economy created as a result of COVID-19;
    • 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!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator – 6 Coaching to Thrive in COVID-19's New Economy - Thursday

  • 6 Live Webinars and 6 Virtual Sessions: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Live Webinars: 6 Thursday Evenings: June 25 - July 30. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL SELECT YOUR 90 MINUTE TIME FOR LIVE WEBINAR AND BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN.
  • 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 new economy created as a result of COVID-19;
    • 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!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

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