Maryland Small Business Development Center

CEO Accelerator

CEO Accelerator Coaching & Events

Easy-to-follow advice to

“build a profitable business that works without the owners to ultimately SELL IT.”

Up Coming 3 Hour Events:

  • Wednesday, 4/3 (9:00am) in Columbia – Win More Federal Contracts: Build Capacity to Accelerate from Sub to Prime
  • Friday, 4/5 (9:30am) in Bowie - Growth & Ultimate Exit Plan: Fast Track for Growth? Ready to Sell?
  • Tuesday, 4/9 (9:30am) in Hunt Valley – Manage a Rapidly Growing Business: Strategies to Handle Rapid Growth – Hiring & Outsourcing
  • Thursday, 4/11 (9:30am) in Rockville – Manage Time for Maximum Results: Time=Money! Focus Time & Expertise to Create Incredible Results
  • Wednesday, 4/17 (9:30am) in Rockville - Capital for Growth: Obtain Bank, Government, Opportunity Zone Funds, & Private Equity Financing

Reserve Your Seat at NO Cost

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

The content and speakers are for fast growing businesses, serial entrepreneurs and CEOs of firms with 50-500 employees


Win More Federal Contracts

Build Capacity to Accelerate from Sub to Prime

Wednesday, April 3rd (9:00am-12:00pm) at Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in Columbia

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75). Thanks to Sponsor: U.S.Small Business Administration

Learn to build profitability and sustainability to win more contracts

  • Accelerate the conversion of federal opportunities (small business set-asides, 8a, HUBZone, women-owned, service-disabled veteran owned, etc.)
  • Increase profits by obtaining prime contracts
  • Identify specific targets for the next 12 months
  • Understand what the government is buying, what the government is not buying, and how does the government buy
  • Obtain resources on new government contract law, federal acquisition process, writing proposals, etc.
  • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow

Reserve Your Seat at NO Cost


Growth & Ultimate Exit Plan

Fast Track for Growth? Ready to Sell?

Friday, April 5th (9:30am-12:30pm) at Bowie City Hall

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75). Thanks to Sponsor: U.S.Small Business Administration

Learn how to hone the skills necessary for making critical decisions and overcoming real-world challenges that growing businesses face

  • How to manage your business in a changing economy
  • How to assure continued profitability as your business scales upward
  • Use a real-life case study to analyze growth or exit strategies
  • Learn strategies for goal setting and next steps for your business
  • Attract the needed money for growth
  • Network with other CEOs and local business leaders
  • RECEIVE a complimentary copy of the book: "No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail"

Reserve Your Seat at NO Cost


Manage a Rapidly Growing Business

Strategies to Handle Rapid Growth – Hiring & Outsourcing

Tuesday, April 9th (9:30am-12:30pm) at PSA Insurance Building in Hunt Valley

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75). Thanks to Sponsor: U.S.Small Business Administration

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
  • Create 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

Reserve Your Seat at NO Cost


Manage Time for Maximum Results

Time=Money! Focus Time & Expertise to Create Incredible Results

Thursday, April 11th (9:30am-12:30pm) at 2275 Research Blvd, Rockville

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75). Thanks to Sponsor: U.S.Small Business Administration

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

  • 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
  • RECEIVE full course and exercise materials from Crestcom Leadership Program "Managing Time for Maximum Results" by Mark Sanborn ($2,500).

Reserve Your Seat at NO Cost


Capital for Growth

Obtain Bank, Government, Opportunity Zone Funds, & Private Equity Financing

Wednesday, April 17th (9:30am–12:30pm) at 2275 Research Blvd, Rockville

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75): Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration

Learn when, where and how to obtain growth funding

  • Determine eligibility for Opportunity Zone (OZ) Funds: Where to find OZ Funds? What projects are OZ Funds pursuing? What ROI is the OZ Funds seeking?
  • Obtain the underwriters - the true decision makers - point of view in bank and government lending
  • Connect with investment bankers, private equity and angel investors
  • Prepare now for the ultimate sale of your business to obtain the most cash
  • RECEIVE a 2-page document that answers 95% of lenders and investors questions

Reserve Your Seat at NO Cost

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