March 15 – May 5, 2018

Cape & Plymouth Business has partnered with The Revolution Factory to bring to the region the first Small Business Accelerator program. This is a unique 8-week opportunity for small business owners to learn the skills they need as well as work with mentors who will help them scale their business to the next level.

Through this accelerator program, small businesses will be connected with resources and have access to industry-specific mentors that can guide you and your business as you build, grow, and scale your dream. The Revolution Company brings the programming and innovation training through already established initiatives in Boston.

For 8 weeks, small business owners will gather once a week on the Cape and once a month in Maynard to work intensively to get each company in the best shape possible. At the end of the program, each participant will showcase their company and their process at a culminating event to be held on the Cape in May 2018.  The weekly workshops are customized based on the needs of the participants and will be tailored to them.

Program Overview

Week 1: Welcome lunch, program overview, and pitch opportunity
Week 2: Founders Chat and Innovation Spike Workshop
Week 3: Sales Workshop
Week 4: Business Deep Dive (day-long workshop in Maynard on Saturday, April 7)
– User experience
– Streamlining your operations
– Marketing through your sales funnel
Week 5: Founders Chat and Pop-Up Store Workshop
Week 6: Scaling Your Business
Week 7: Founders Chat and Final Check-in
Week 8: Pop-up Weekend at Mashpee Commons  5/4 – 5/6 with final dinner and celebration

Additional Program Benefits:

– Founders Chats
– Mentor Match Up
– Connection to resources
– Hands-on support

Sponsor Benefits:

– Access to small business owners to test products and services
– Identify businesses who can be synergistic partners
– Enable opportunities for R&D
– Development opportunity for employees to work alongside small business owners and learn entrepreneurial skills

NOTE: This is a unique program for which there is a cost and is not for every small business.  This is not an incubator program. If your business has history, sales and maybe staff,  and you feel you would be a good candidate to qualify for this program, please call our office at 508-385-3811 or send an email to bob@capeplymouthbusiness.com

 

 

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