Maryland Small Business Development Center

Accelerator Series

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


Strategic Business Growth to Win More!: ACCELERATOR VIRTUAL LIBRARY (Part 1)

Strategic Business Growth to Win More!: ACCELERATOR VIRTUAL LIBRARY (Part 1) - 50 Hours of Content

  • "Create Systemized Plan to Earn More (61% MORE MONEY Yearly)" with 24/7 Access to Over 50 Hours of Books, Articles, Workbooks, and Videos
  • AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE EMAIL WITH ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY.
  • No Cost (Normal Cost: $75) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Create a Money-Making Model in New Economy: Look Beyond the Crises and Open DOORS to Make Money, Increase Profits 61% Year Over Year, Strategic Execution: Getting the MOST Profitable Things Done ("Drive 5 to Earn More"), Your Activities – One-Page Plan to Win More Time and Money ("Strategic Growth Plan"), Leverage Resources to Fund Growth for Profitability and Sustainability (Summary Loan Proposal);
    • Understand 3 Areas: Marketing (Business Development), Operations (Contract Management for Job to be Done), Organizational (Legal, HR, Fiscal); Resources include: Financial Building Blocks; Answer Key Questions to Make Money Despite Crises; Build Effective Processes;
    • AND MORE!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

Access to Opportunities-Andrews/NASA, MDOT & Prince George's County - WIN MORE!

Access to Opportunities-Andrews/NASA, MDOT and Prince George's County - WIN MORE!

  • Live and Recorded Webinar
  • Wednesday, October 12th (9:00 am – 12:45 pm AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR ZOOM WITH THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF SMALL, MINORITY and WOMEN BUSINESS AFFAIRS (eduardo.hayden@maryland.gov)
  • No Cost (Normal Cost: $ $95) Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Understand what Joint Base Andrews, NASA, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Prince George's County BUYS, what they DO NOT BUY, and HOW THEY BUY;
    • Identify specific targets for the next 12 months to WIN MORE Federal, State, and Local Government contracts;
    • Accelerate the conversion of opportunities; Increase profits by obtaining profitable contracts;
    • Learn to build profitability and sustainability to Accelerate from Sub to Prime;
    • Obtain resources on new contract law, acquisition process, writing proposals, AND MORE!;
    • Secure the necessary financing to grow.

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator – 4-Day Retreat at Silver Spring Innovation Center

CEO Accelerator – 4-Day Retreat @ Silver Spring Innovation Center

  • Invest Four Days (30 Hours) In-Person with an Internationally Certified Business Coach to "Create Systemized Plan to Earn More (61% MORE MONEY Yearly) and Build Effective Processes To Work Less (Eliminate Dependence for MORE TIME) to Ultimately Sell It (BUILD EQUITY to Raise Capital/Exit)"
  • FORMAT: Four (4) Days (Tues/Weds: October 18, 19, 25, 26 from 8:30am-12:15pm; 1:30-5:15pm) for In-Person Group Coaching and Peer-to-Peer Advising at the Silver Spring Innovation Center (8070 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910); 24/7 Access to “Accelerator Virtual Library” of 100 Hours of Books, Articles, Workbooks, and Videos; One-On-One Virtual Coaching, Scheduled as Needed
  • COST: NO FEE (Plus $10/Day Parking) for Accepted Montgomery County Business/Resident - 100% funded scholarship (up to 18 participants) by the Montgomery County's Minority, Female and Disabled Center for Excellence at SILVER SPRING INNOVATION CENTER (Ruth.Semple@montgomerycountymd.gov); $995 (Plus $10/Day Parking) Non-Montgomery County Business/Resident
  • Description:
    • Work "on" rather than "in" the business, creating dramatic enhancements that will lead to the lifestyle intended;
    • Become a catalyst for continuous improvement; Increasing money-making mindset and financial knowledge;
    • Build a clear and compelling team that focuses on customer needs, is strategically aligned to personal goals, and is financially viable; Instill a cadence of accountability to execute on and achieve the most critical results;
    • Develop essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty; Inspire employees to work towards critical priorities and create an environment where employees want to contribute their best efforts;
    • Create a strategic collaborative environment among peer business owners to turn challenges into opportunities (collective CEO Think Tank 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;
  • Outline:
    • Day 1: Look Beyond the Crises and Open DOORS to Make Money (Worksheets 1 and 2), Increase Profits 61% Year Over Year (Worksheets 3 - 12), Strategic Execution: Getting the MOST Profitable Things Done ("Drive 5 to Earn More");
    • Day 2: Your Activities – One-Page Plan to Win More Time and Money ("Strategic Growth Plan"), Leverage Resources to Fund Growth for Profitability and Sustainability (Summary Loan Proposal);
    • Day 3: CASH Principle To Build Capacity (90 Day Action Steps/Scorecard), Effective Contributions in 27 Processes to Improve ("Process Priority Matrix"), Marketing: Fresh Strategies: Brand Strategy, Lead Generation, Sales (Template: Campaign);
    • Day 4: Operations: Service Customer Within Profit Margin (Samples: Guest Journey Canvas), Organization: Legal/Risk Management, Human Resources (Template: Process Improvement), Fiscal Fitness (Template: Cash Flow Budget), Effective Communication to Investors, Customers, and Employees (High Impact Presentation).

Register today for $0 for Accepted Montgomery County Business/Resident; $995 Non-Montgomery County Business/Resident fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator – 2022 - 2-Day (11/1 and 8) Virtual Strategic Planning Retreat

CEO Accelerator – 2022 - 2-Day (11/1 and 8) Virtual Strategic Planning Retreat

  • Invest Two Days (12 hours) Virtually with an Internationally Certified Business Coach to "Create Systemized Plan to Earn More (61% MORE MONEY Yearly) and Build Effective Processes To Work Less (Eliminate Dependence for MORE TIME) to Ultimately Sell It (BUILD EQUITY to Raise Capital/Exit)";
  • FORMAT: Two (2) Days (Tuesday: 11/1 and 8 (9 AM–12 PM; 1:30-4:30 PM) Small Group Virtual Coaching; 24/7 Access to “Accelerator Virtual Library” of 100 Hours of Books, Articles, Workbooks, and Videos; One-On-One Virtual Coaching, Scheduled as Needed
  • Description:
    • Become a catalyst for continuous improvement; Increasing money-making mindset and financial knowledge;
    • Build a clear and compelling team that focuses on customer needs, is strategically aligned to personal goals, and is financially viable;
    • Instill a cadence of accountability to execute on and achieve the most critical results;
    • Develop essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty;
    • Inspire employees to work towards critical priorities and create an environment where employees want to contribute their best efforts;
    • Communicate with clarity and certainty;
    • Explore techniques to overcome adverse situations and invigorate people to embrace change and take action.
  • Outline:
    • Day 1: Look Beyond the Crises and Open DOORS to Make Money (Worksheets 1 and 2), Increase Profits 61% Year Over Year (Worksheets 3 - 12), Strategic Execution: Getting the MOST Profitable Things Done ("Drive 5 to Earn More"); Your Activities – One-Page Plan to Win More Time and Money ("Strategic Growth Plan"), Leverage Resources to Fund Growth for Profitability and Sustainability (Summary Loan Proposal);
    • Day 2: CASH Principle To Build Capacity (90 Day Action Steps/Scorecard), Effective Contributions in 27 Processes to Improve ("Process Priority Matrix"), Marketing: Fresh Strategies: Brand Strategy, Lead Generation, Sales (Template: Campaign); Operations: Service Customer Within Profit Margin (Samples: Guest Journey Canvas), Organization: Legal/Risk Management, Human Resources (Template: Process Improvement), Fiscal Fitness (Template: Cash Flow Budget), Effective Communication to Investors, Customers, and Employees (High Impact Presentation).

Register today for $195 fee

Register Today

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