Scale to Excel
Take your business to the next level!
Get the executive education, management know-how and business support system you need to grow your established small business through this intensive, cohort-based program. No previous degree required – just the willingness to work on your business, not just in it!
The Chamber is partnering with the national organization Interise on this program to help minority-owned businesses accelerate their growth.
Participants pay $199, which represents only a portion of the program’s $10,000 tuition cost. The remainder is subsidized by Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Scholarships will be made available on a limited basis.
Our second class is currently underway. If you are interested in applying in the future, email Tracy Myers for more information.
National Program Results
69% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 36%
80% of alumni businesses reported being profitable
$704 million in government contracting secured by alumni businesses
66% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 32% doing business with each other
66% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs
(Based on 2018 Assessment Data, collected by Interise)
An ethnic minority-owned business
$175,000 – $10 million in annual revenues
One other full-time employee besides the owner(s)
Participant must be the CEO and/or a 51% owner
In business at least 3 years
Willingness and ability to attend class for 7 months, complete mandatory assignments and complete program surveys as requested
“We are blessed to be part of the Interise family and have access to that directory and that network of like-minded individuals. They say your network is your net worth. Well, we just became a billion-dollar company. That’s the value this program has brought.”
“This was one of the best educational experiences I have ever had. I have an MBA from LaSalle University, completed executive education programs at Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business (two of them), Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. This allowed me to work ON my business as opposed to IN my business.”
“Sometimes black businesses are highly underrated but they are excellent in nature. Scale to Excel is a shining example of what happens at black businesses. There’s some magic going on there.”
Meet the Instructor
Circle of Champions
Kelly Office Solutions
Staunton Capital, Inc.
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist