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


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:

Buffett quote on Caregie

  • 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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Growth & Ultimate Exit Plan: Fast Track for Growth - Move From "At-Risk" to "Excellent" - Be on the "Road to Excellence"

The Road To Excellence cover

  • Tuesday, October 22nd (9:00am-12:00pm) at 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:
    • "Excellent" caliber businesses are growing and expanding, and constantly moving beyond comfort zone to adjust to changing technology and market conditions.
    • Discover the 14 Blind Spots that can take any business off track and the 6 Leadership Strategies for Organizational Excellence
    • Learn how to hone the skills necessary for making critical decisions and overcoming real-world challenges that growing businesses face;
    • The purpose of this program is to help you move your company closer to excellence - by having a vision for where you want to be, a plan to get there, the right positions clearly laid out on the organizational chart, the right people in those positions following the right systems and processes, and posting measurable results that are analyzed regularly to gauge progress towards key goals using the right KPIs
    • Find the answers to the critical question: What, exactly, stands between my company and organizational excellence, and what do I do about it? Gain access to information that will assist your organization in achieving superior results; How to recognize "hard work" vs. "productive work" as you identify the bottlenecks that are keeping you from higher levels of success
    • How to carefully implement changes in your leadership style that results in long-lasting, positive effects on your business;
    • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow
    • RECEIVE a complete "Blind Spot Assessment" of your business ($1,000 Value)
    • RECEIVE a complimentary copy of the book:"The Road to Excellence: 6 Leadership Strategies to Build a Bulletproof Business"

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Take Control of Your Marketing: Stop Wasting Time & Money - Part 1: The Importance of Message Clarity: A look at the StoryBrand Seven Part Framework Part 2: Before You Market: Learn how to leverage the power of your brand

Take control of your marketing with magnify glass

  • Friday, November 1st (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:
    • The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. Small business owners often create noise by trying to say too much. If your customers are confused about what you offer, they'll look past you for somebody who can say it clearly. In this session, we will review the 7-part StoryBrand Marketing Framework which help companies clarify their message so they can market in such a way that their customers will listen. Learn how you can apply this great tool in your businesses to help you increase your market share.
    • When you drive down main street USA, you see a clear difference between local and national brands. In this session, learn how to leverage the power of branding to transform dysfunctional images and messages into a practical national brand framework. Stop wasting marketing dollars and losing market share to your competition. Learn how clarity, quality, and consistency will decrease marketing cost, build loyal customers, and increase your market share.
    • Access More Capital: Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds; Learn the 18 Accelerators that Build $10-$100 Million in Value; BONUS Tools: Business Valuation, Marketing Resources, and Underwriters Point of View

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