HoCo Higher: CEO Accelerator

Date/Time:

Week 1: Fri Oct 13 (9am-12pm) 10/13/2023 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Week 2: Fri Oct 20 (9am-12pm) 10/20/2023 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Week 3: Fri Oct 27 (9am-12pm) 10/27/2023 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Week 4: Fri Nov 3 (9am-12pm) 11/3/2023 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Week 5: Fri Nov 10 (9am-12pm) 11/10/2023 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

Status: Open – 24 places remaining

Registration Deadline: 10/12/2023 8:00 AM (EDT)

Fees: Full Fee Amount $495.00

Maryland Connected Business/Resident $95.00 $400 scholarship (up to 24 participants) from the Maryland Innovation Center’s BRITE (Business Revitalization Initiative Through Entrepreneurship) program powered by Howard County Economic Development Authority

Registration Policies

Point of Contact: Russell C. Teter III, rteter@umd.edu, (240) 463-8686

Location: Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) Suite 300 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia MD 21046

Program Format: Multi-session Course

Training Topics: Accounting/Budget, Business Financing, Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning, Buy/Sell Business, Cash Flow Management, COVID-19 General Support, Customer Relations, Government Contracting, Human Resources, Legal Issues, Managing a Business, Marketing/Sales, Risk Management, Small Business Certification, Social Media, Technology

Description: Materials Designed for Firms with Revenue of $250K – $20M – Invest 5–Weekly Mornings (15 Hours) In-Person with an Internationally Certified Business Coach to “Create Systemized Plan to Earn More (61% MORE MONEY Yearly) & Build Effective Processes To Work Less (Eliminate Dependence for MORE TIME) to Ultimately Sell It (BUILD EQUITY to Raise Capital/Exit)” •

FORMAT: Invest 5–Weekly Mornings or In-Person Group Coaching & Peer-to-Peer Advising at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive (Suite 300), Columbia, MD 21046; Four (4) Modules (4 Hours) On-Demand Virtual Training; 24/7 Access to “Accelerator Virtual Library” of 100 Hours of Books, Articles, Workbooks, & Videos; One-On-One Virtual Coaching, Scheduled as Needed

COST: $95 for Accepted Maryland Business/Resident or Connected by Doing Business in/with Maryland- $400 scholarship (up to 24 participants) from the Maryland Innovation Center’s BRITE (Business Revitalization Initiative Through Entrepreneurship) program (www.mdinnovationcenter.com) powered by Howard County Economic Development Authority (aharper@hceda.org); $495 Non-Maryland Connected 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;

OUTLINE: Day 1: Look Beyond the Crises & Open DOORS to Make Money (Worksheets 1 & 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 & Money (“Strategic Growth Plan”), Leverage Resources to Fund Growth for Profitability & 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

Instructions: IMPORTANT: TWO (2) STEP-PROCESS – Maryland Business/Resident or Connected by Doing Business in/with Maryland: Complete “Sign-Up” AND “Pay Now” Button for $95.

PAY NOW!

Will receive an email from rteter@umd.edu with aharper@hceda.org confirming the $400 scholarship (up to 24 participants) by the Maryland Innovation Center’s BRITE (Business Revitalization Initiative Through Entrepreneurship) program (www.mdinnovationcenter.com) powered by Howard County Economic Development Authority Non-Maryland Connected Business/Resident: Complete “Sign-Up” and then will receive an email from rteter@umd.edu with a $495 payment link.

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