OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH

Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund's four-month business education program utilizing Interise’s Streetwise ‘MBA'TM curriculum designed to accelerate the growth of businesses owned by minorities and women.

Opportunity for Growth is Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund's innovative four-month business education program utilizing Interise’s Streetwise ‘MBA'TM curriculum designed to accelerate the growth of businesses owned by minorities and women. Offered in partnership with Harlem Community Development Corporation and Empire State Development.

Through a four-month experience, business owners create three-year Strategic Growth Action Plans™, a customized guide for achieving and sustaining business growth, and explore their businesses through live case studies in small, interactive classes with fellow entrepreneurs and business experts.  

To date, over 6,000 business owners in more than 70+ cities nationwide have used this award-winning curriculum to discover immediately useful innovative business techniques and strategies to turbocharge their business growth.

CURRICULUM MODULES AND COMPONENTS

business strategy

financial analysis

accessing capital

marketing

sales strategy

talent

contracting

growth plan

live case studies

mentor groups

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

In business for at least 3 years
Have an annual revenue of $150K to $10M
Have at least 1 employee + owner
       Your business must be located in the Bronx, Upper Manhattan, Harlem, Washington Heights, or Inwood

2019 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

2017 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

REMARKABLE PROGRAM RESULTS

More than 6,000 small businesses across the country have completed Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum since its launch over a decade ago.

 

Through the curriculum, small business owners gain the tools and accountability necessary to build their businesses, create jobs, and revitalize local economies. 

Other remarkable results reported by StreetWise 'MBA'™ graduates in 2018 include:

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The application for the Spring 2019 cohort is currently closed, but send an email to ofg@harlemcommonwealth.org for more information on the next cohort. 

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