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.

See Application Links Below


Upcoming Schedule


CEO Accelerator Virtual Training Library

Virtual Training Library

CEO Accelerator Virtual Training Library: Increase Profits 61% In 12 Months & Build Equity Of $10 Million+ In 5 Years

  • 24/7 Virtual Access
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Create Systematized Plan for More Money (Modules 1-6)
    • Build Effective Processes for More Time & Build Equity to Sell (Modules A-E),
    • Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers & Inspire Employees (Module F).

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8(a) Certification & Contracting Opportunities

Part 1: Understand Certification; Part 2: Win 8(a) Contracts

  • Wednesday, March 4th (9:00am-12:00pm) at 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 (3rd Floor - Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Designed for current 8(a) firms as well as women and minorities seeking 8(a) certification;
    • Learn the rules and regulations to apply;
    • Identify 8a opportunities for the next 24 months;
    • Accelerate the conversion of 8a opportunities;
    • Build Capacity to accelerate converting opportunities;
    • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow

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Find & Convert More Contracting Opportunities - Build Capacity to Win More

½ Day Training to Win More Contracts

  • Wednesday, March 11th (9:30am-12:30pm) at 1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774 (4th Floor - Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Identify specific contracting targets for the next 12 months;
    • Accelerate the conversion of procurement opportunities;
    • Build Capacity to Accelerate from Sub to Prime;
    • Develop expertise in conducting strategic analysis in contracting opportunities;
    • Create a structured approach for each opportunity and identify strategic priority to be undertaken in the next 12 months to build profitability;
    • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow

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Inspire to Empower: HR Strategies to Handle Rapid Growth – Hiring & Outsourcing

HR giving presentation

Strategies to Handle Rapid Growth

  • Thursday, March 19th (9:00am-12:00pm) at 991 Corporate Blvd, Linthicum Heights MD 21090 (BWI Marshall Airport / Maryland Aviation Administration)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Learn to build an inspired team of employees and sub-contractors: Develop 27 essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results;
    • Attract and retain talent; Improve work processes to develop intense customer loyalty;
    • Inspire your team to work towards the critical priorities and create an environment where they want to contribute their best efforts;>
    • reate a profitable and scalable business model, increasing profits 61% in 12 months to obtain necessary financing and ultimately sell your business;
    • Identify potential mentor relationships;
    • Obtain resources in the legal aspects of hiring, best practices of recruiting, and benefits of outsourcing

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Profitability & Stability to Win More Contracts: Be a Growth CFO

Learn to gain more confidence around your numbers - the most important element of successful growth

  • Wednesday, March 25th (9:00am-12:00pm) at 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032 (1st Floor - State of Maryland Office Building
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Acquire skills from proven Growth CFOs and financial leaders;
    • Maximize profits, outperform your competitors, and build a business machine into real value;
    • Understand your numbers, select KPIs to be successful, see red flags early, and adapt in real-time;
    • Limit the negative impact of federal, state and local taxes; Benefit from the multiple incentives and credits that are available to your specific business or industry;
    • Obtain industry Profile Report, Peer Benchmarks & Access More Capital (Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds);
    • Exclusive proven FIVE Habits of Profitability™ course materials, obtain your 2% CEO Score™ and access created by Foresight CFO and used by the 2% CEO Club™ ($5,000 Value)

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Manage Projects/Time for Maximum Results: Focus Time & Expertise to Create Incredible Results

Learn how to maximize your resources, minimize distractions, and develop a list of the most valuable activities.

  • Wednesday, April 8th (9:30am-12:30pm) at 1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774 (4th Floor - Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation)
  • o Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Apply the six principles of time management according to Mark Sanborn, an author and expert on improving 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 lists of the 6 to 8 priorities that will yield the most value for you and your team; Access More Capital (Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds) and Bonding;
    • RECEIVE full course and exercise materials from Crestcom Leadership Program "Managing Time for Maximum Results" by Mark Sanborn ($2,500 Value)

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CEO Accelerator – 7 Weekly Growth Coaching

CEO program

CEO Accelerator – 7 Weeks Growth Coaching: Build a Profitable Business That Works Without The Owners To Raise Capital and Ultimately SELL IT.

  • 7 Friday Mornings: April 10th - May 22nd (9:00 am - 12:00pm) at 15901 Excalibur Rd, Bowie, MD 20716 (2nd Floor - Bowie City Hall)$250 for Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $1,800) Thanks to Sponsors: Capital One Bank and Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Gain knowledge on how to: "Create Systematized Plan for More Money (DAY 1), Build Effective Processes for More Time & Build Equity to Sell (DAY 2), & Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers & Inspire Employees (DAY 3)Working "on" rather than "in" the business, creating dramatic enhancements that will lead to the lifestyle intended;
    • Becoming a catalyst for continuous improvement;
    • Increasing money-making mind-set 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 the 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!

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