Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, the only monthly business publication serving Cape Cod, the Islands, Plymouth and the South Shore in Massachusetts, has partnered with the Revolution Factory in Maynard, Massachusetts, to bring to the region the first Small Business Accelerator program. The Impact Small Business Accelerator 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.

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. The weekly workshops will be customized based on the needs of the participants and will be tailored to them. At the end of the program, each participant will showcase their company and their process, culminating with a pop-up event to be held the weekend of May 4, 2018, at Mashpee Commons. Through this accelerator program, small businesses will be connected with resources and have access to industry-specific mentors that can guide the business through a growth strategy. The Revolution Factory brings programming and innovation training through already established initiatives in Boston.

“Innovators need a network of like-minded people to learn from,” said Robert Viamari, President and Publisher of Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine.

“Through our strategic relationship with Cape & Plymouth Business to help bridge the gap between corporate innovation and start-ups/small business,” said Ja-Nae Duane, founder of the Revolution Factory. “Our 2018 plan for the Cape Cod region includes partnering on B2B innovation events commencing with the IMPACT Accelerator Program.  We are very excited not only to bring this program to Cape Cod but also discuss other initiatives around corporate innovation training and development. These are the types of programs that get business communities excited.”

Said Viamari, “Cape & Plymouth Business is proud to partner with this ground-breaking company and help our region’s small business and startup owners learn the skills they need and work with the mentors who will help them scale to the next level of success. We believe a solid and robust year-round business community is key to retaining young professionals. Our focus with this initial program is on retail as many retail brick and mortar establishments are having problems competing with the likes of Amazon. We are also thankful to Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod for sponsoring this initiative.”

“It’s programs like the Revolution Factory’s Impact Accelerator that make a difference between a good business and a great business,” said Peter Karlson, CEO of NeuEon and the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

The Revolution Factory, co-founded by Ja-Nae Duane and her husband Steve Fisher, authors of the best-selling book The Startup Equation, is a global innovation firm that helps unite, educate and activate entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to shepherd great ideas from the drawing board to the board room.

To learn more about the IMPACT Accelerator Program, visit capeplymouthbusiness.com/small-business-accelerator or contact Robert Viamari at bob@capeplymouthbusiness.com.