Maryland Small Business Development Center

CEO Accelerator

CEO Accelerator Coaching

Easy-to-follow advice to

"build a profitable business that works without the owners to raise capital & ultimately SELL IT."

For Questions, contact Russell Teter, Certified Coach,
at rteter@umd.edu or 240-463-8686.

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Upcoming Schedule


CEO Accelerator Virtual Training Library

  • 3 Steps Every CEO Must Take to Make Money in this "New Economy"
  • 24/7 Access to Over 100 Hours of Content. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE EMAIL WITH USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Understand Financial Building Blocks;
    • Answer Key Questions to Make Money Despite Crises;
    • Create a Money-Making Model in New Economy - 5 Drives; Resources to Implement your New Systematized Plan for More Money;
    • Build Effective Processes for More Time & Build Equity to Sell
    • Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers & Inspire Employees.

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Contracting Win-Win: Be a Master Negotiator- Part 4 of Series

Contracting Win-Win: Be a Master Negotiator - Part 4 of the Series "Win MORE State and Federal Contracts: Build Profitability and Sustainability: Reliable. Relevant. Remote"

  • LIVE & RECORDED WEBINAR
  • Thursday, January 21st (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm) on WebEx by the University of Maryland. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE EMAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR LIVE WEBINAR from the University of Maryland.
  • No Cost! (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Learn the psychology of the negotiation process and how to negotiate in a manner that creates win-win results;
    • Strengthen your ability to analyze contracts, bargain during the process, communicate effectively, and create binding agreements to overcome obstacles, win business and defuse difficult situations;
    • Principles can be applied to all contracts, but focusing on construction-related as a case study, facilitated by an attorney and speaker/lecture Eliot Wagonheim, Esq;
    • Apply standard communication methods used to resolve conflicts;
    • Skills to eliminate the misunderstandings that lead to disputes;
    • Obtain the necessary financing and bonding to be in a position of strength.

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Manage Contracts for Maximum Result - Be Focused to Create Incredible Outcomes

Manage Contracts for Maximum Results: Be Focused to Create Incredible Outcomes - Part 5 of Series

  • Part 5 of the Series "Win MORE State and Federal Contracts: Build Profitability and Sustainability: Reliable. Relevant. Remote"
  • LIVE and RECORDED WEBINAR • Thursday, February 4th (9:00 am - 10:30 am) on WebEx by the University of Maryland; AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE WEBEX LOGIN from the University of Maryland.
  • No Cost (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Apply to prime and subcontracts the principles of successful contract management on improving cash flow and workplace dynamics;
    • Be sure you are doing the right thing at the right time to maximize results; Find a common focus for your team, set expectations, and celebrate results;
    • Create a list of the contract priorities that will yield the most value for you, your team and your customer;
    • Access more Capital (Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds)

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator – CEO Coaching to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour

CEO Accelerator – 6 Coaching CEO to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour – 4 Different Options

  • 6 Live Webinars and 6 Virtual Sessions: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Live Webinars: 6 Thursday Evenings (6:00pm-7:30pm): Feb 11 - March 18. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $895) Sponsored by Capital One Bank and Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Sessions to address today's new economy created as a result of COVID-19;
    • Gain knowledge on how to: "Create Systematized Plan for More Money, Build Effective Processes for More Time and Build Equity to Sell, and Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers and Inspire Employees;
    • ReWorking "on" rather than "in" the business, creating dramatic enhancements that will lead to the lifestyle intended;place
    • ReplBecoming a catalyst for continuous improvement;ace
    • Increasing money-making mindset and financial knowledge;
    • Building a clear and compelling team that is focused on customer needs, strategically aligned to personal goals and financially viable;
    • Instilling a cadence of accountability to execute on and achieve the most critical results;
    • Developing essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty;
    • Inspiring employees to work towards critical priorities and creating an environment where employees want to contribute their best efforts;
    • Creating a strategic collaborative environment among peer business owners to turn challenges into opportunities (collective CEO Think Tank is known as a "Mastermind Group");
    • Communicate with clarity and certainty; Interact with a natural and composed demeanor; Convey complex material directly and simply; Discover ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility; Explore techniques to overcome adverse situations and invigorate people to embrace change and take action; Dale Carnegie's 2 Day "High Impact Presentation" Training RECEIVE FULL MANUAL!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator – CEO Coaching to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour

CEO Accelerator – CEO Coaching to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour – 4 Different Options

  • 6 Live Webinars and 6 Virtual Sessions: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Live Webinars: 6 Thursday Evenings (8:00pm-9:30pm): Feb 11 - March 18. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $895) Sponsored by Capital One Bank and Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Sessions to address today's new economy created as a result of COVID-19;
    • Gain knowledge on how to: "Create Systematized Plan for More Money, Build Effective Processes for More Time and Build Equity to Sell, and Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers and Inspire Employees;
    • ReWorking "on" rather than "in" the business, creating dramatic enhancements that will lead to the lifestyle intended;place
    • ReplBecoming a catalyst for continuous improvement;ace
    • Increasing money-making mindset and financial knowledge;
    • Building a clear and compelling team that is focused on customer needs, strategically aligned to personal goals and financially viable;
    • Instilling a cadence of accountability to execute on and achieve the most critical results;
    • Developing essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty;
    • Inspiring employees to work towards critical priorities and creating an environment where employees want to contribute their best efforts;
    • Creating a strategic collaborative environment among peer business owners to turn challenges into opportunities (collective CEO Think Tank is known as a "Mastermind Group");
    • Communicate with clarity and certainty; Interact with a natural and composed demeanor; Convey complex material directly and simply; Discover ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility; Explore techniques to overcome adverse situations and invigorate people to embrace change and take action; Dale Carnegie's 2 Day "High Impact Presentation" Training RECEIVE FULL MANUAL!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator – CEO Coaching to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour

CEO Accelerator – CEO Coaching to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour – 4 Different Options

  • 6 Live Webinars and 6 Virtual Sessions: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Live Webinars: 6 Friday Mornings (8:30am or 10:00am): Feb 12 - March 19. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $895) Sponsored by Capital One Bank and Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Sessions to address today's new economy created as a result of COVID-19;
    • Gain knowledge on how to: "Create Systematized Plan for More Money, Build Effective Processes for More Time and Build Equity to Sell, and Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers and Inspire Employees;
    • ReWorking "on" rather than "in" the business, creating dramatic enhancements that will lead to the lifestyle intended;place
    • ReplBecoming a catalyst for continuous improvement;ace
    • Increasing money-making mindset and financial knowledge;
    • Building a clear and compelling team that is focused on customer needs, strategically aligned to personal goals and financially viable;
    • Instilling a cadence of accountability to execute on and achieve the most critical results;
    • Developing essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty;
    • Inspiring employees to work towards critical priorities and creating an environment where employees want to contribute their best efforts;
    • Creating a strategic collaborative environment among peer business owners to turn challenges into opportunities (collective CEO Think Tank is known as a "Mastermind Group");
    • Communicate with clarity and certainty; Interact with a natural and composed demeanor; Convey complex material directly and simply; Discover ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility; Explore techniques to overcome adverse situations and invigorate people to embrace change and take action; Dale Carnegie's 2 Day "High Impact Presentation" Training RECEIVE FULL MANUAL!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator – CEO Coaching to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour

CEO Accelerator – CEO Coaching to Make 2021 YOUR Finest Hour – 4 Different Options

  • 6 Live Webinars (4 Different Options) and 6 Virtual Sessions: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
  • Live Webinars: 6 Friday Mornings (10:30am or 12:00pm): Feb 12 - March 19. AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE E-MAILED AN ACCOUNT LOGIN.
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $895) Sponsored by Capital One Bank and Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Sessions to address today's new economy created as a result of COVID-19;
    • Gain knowledge on how to: "Create Systematized Plan for More Money, Build Effective Processes for More Time and Build Equity to Sell, and Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers and Inspire Employees;
    • ReWorking "on" rather than "in" the business, creating dramatic enhancements that will lead to the lifestyle intended;place
    • ReplBecoming a catalyst for continuous improvement;ace
    • Increasing money-making mindset and financial knowledge;
    • Building a clear and compelling team that is focused on customer needs, strategically aligned to personal goals and financially viable;
    • Instilling a cadence of accountability to execute on and achieve the most critical results;
    • Developing essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty;
    • Inspiring employees to work towards critical priorities and creating an environment where employees want to contribute their best efforts;
    • Creating a strategic collaborative environment among peer business owners to turn challenges into opportunities (collective CEO Think Tank is known as a "Mastermind Group");
    • Communicate with clarity and certainty; Interact with a natural and composed demeanor; Convey complex material directly and simply; Discover ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility; Explore techniques to overcome adverse situations and invigorate people to embrace change and take action; Dale Carnegie's 2 Day "High Impact Presentation" Training RECEIVE FULL MANUAL!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

Developing Your Team of Employees / Subcontractors and following HR Laws in a COVID-19 Economy

Developing Your Team of Employees / Subcontractors and following HR Laws in a COVID-19 Economy

  • LIVE and RECORDED WEBINAR
  • Thursday, February 18th (9:00 am-10:30 am) on WebEx by the University of Maryland/BWI
  • No Cost (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Receive strategies and tools to Keep employees and subcontractors empowered, engaged, and energized;
    • Align your workforce towards executing on the highest priorities;
    • Understand the key legal and HR Issues facing businesses such as FFCRA, Cares Act, ADA, OSHA and Worker's Comp, COVID 19 Issues, Maryland State guidelines and more;
    • Learn return to work rules and best practices; Acquire how to protect employees, clients, AND YOU, THE EMPLOYER!
    • Replace

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