Small business is the engine that helps families thrive, communities grow and creates new suppliers for the marketplace. That’s why chambers of commerce, community revitalization programs, business accelerators and corporations are partnering with Entrepreneurs Forever. Because small business success is their success, too.
The number of U.S. business accelerators have dramatically increased over the last 20 years. But a strong start for their graduates isn't enough. Leaders of these 3-month to year-long accelerator programs now recognize a critical truth: the success of their participants requires a longer commitment to sustained support. Only then can fledgling small businesses realize their potential and become family sustaining and community supporting engines of progress. That's why so many accelerators are partnering with Entrepreneurs Forever.
Additionally, regional and national corporations are quickly recognizing that helping small businesses grow within their footprint aids them in a variety of ways, too. Some have discovered that it creates a healthy market for their own goods and services. While others have shown their commitment to the community by fostering a strong pipeline of diverse, minority-owned businesses to eventually become trusted suppliers.
Entrepreneurs Forever exists to help leaders just like you to achieve these goals and more.
If you're a regional government leader, small business membership organization or corporation seeking to create sustained growth for a significant number of small businesses within your footprint, then our Regional Partner program is for you.
Your members, customers or target small business owners will get direct access to the program through a digital portal and landing page powered by Entrepreneurs Forever but branded to your organization.
Your organization will define the types of small businesses you seek to grow. We'll then align our outreach plan to potential members using your messaging and outreach goals.
You'll help recruit small business members by promoting access to your branded digital portal and landing page. You have the option of creating groups comprised solely of the small business owners you target or by adding targeted members to existing groups based on business size or region.
Upon qualifying via a simple application, each prospective member participates in a 1 - 2 hour facilitated peer experience to help assess their fit prior to joining. If they are a match, they will be paired with the appropriate peer group.
Every peer group is composed of 10 - 12 growth-minded small businesses led by a small business facilitator carefully trained to help members build deep bonds over time.
You'll receive a 3-year competency program designed specifically for peer-to-peer interaction that builds both skills and confidence. An ongoing scorecard tracks group progress.
Member satisfaction and business progress are carefully measured over time, from weekly NPS and C-SAT assessments, to quarterly competency scorecards and annual business results data.
Chambers of commerce,community revitalization efforts and business accelarators provide the introductory a small business education. We increase sucess by providing critical ongoing learning, making us the ideal partner for their efforts and yours.