The Virginia Department of Small Business Supplier Diversity (SBSD) and BizLaunch, in partnership with Interise, have launched the Scaling4Growth program for small businesses in Virginia. The selected small business owners will be trained using Interise’s Streetwise ‘MBA’ to improve their management know-how for scaling their business, to enhance their business skills and to increase their business network.
The requirements for acceptance to the program include certification as a small, women or minority-owned business, annual revenue of $250,000 to $10,000,000 and willingness to attend classes for six months. Classes will start on May 23, 2019 and will be held at the Arlington Economic Development building.
Seventy percent of participants who completed the Streetwise MBA in 2017 increase their annual revenue by $399,600. According to SBSD Agency Director Tracey G. Wiley, “executive education is the key differentiator for businesses experiencing exponential growth”.