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


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.

Managing time for maximum results

  • Tuesday, September 24th (9:00am-12:00pm) 991 Corporate Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 (Maryland Aviation Administration)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75) Thanks to Sponsor: 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 - 2 1/2 DAYS Growth Coaching: "Build A Profitable Business That Works Without The Owners To Raise Capital & Ultimately SELL IT."

CEO Program chart
  • 21.5 Hours: FULL DAY Wednesday, October 3rd & 10th (8:30am-5:30pm); 1/2 DAY Wednesday October 17th (9:00am-12:30pm) at 6751 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 (3rd Floor - Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship)
  • $250 for Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $1,800) Thanks to Sponsors: Capital One Bank & 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), and 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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Win More Federal Contracts: ½ Day to Find & Convert Opportunities

Convert Opportunities

  • Wednesday, October 9th (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) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • Build Capacity to Accelerate from Sub to Prime
    • Learn to build profitability and sustainability to win more contracts in small business set-asides, (8a, HUBZone, women-owned, service-disabled veteran owned, etc.)
    • Accelerate the conversion of Federal opportunities
    • Increase profits by obtaining profitable contracts
    • Identify specific targets for the next 12 months
    • Understand what the Federal Government buys, what the Federal Government is not buying, and how does the Federal Government buy
    • Obtain resources on new government contract law, Federal acquisition process, writing proposals, etc
    • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow

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Make High Impact Presentations to Raise Money, Obtain Customers & Inspire Employees:

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  • Thursday, October 17th (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) Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • 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
    • Abridged version of Dale Carnegie's 2 Day "High Impact Presentation" Training (Cost $2,095). RECEIVE FULL MANUAL!

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