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


Strategic Growth Planning - Take Control of the Business

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Strategic Growth Planning - Take Control of the Business: Learn a system that breaks a business down into 10 key areas to ensure it delivers profits and operates productively

  • Thursday, January 16th (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:
    • Develop strategic thinking skills and independent problem-solving techniques relevant to manage business opportunities and challenges;
    • Develop expertise in conducting strategic analysis in all areas of the business, both internal and external; Identify feasible solutions onto a one page Strategic Growth Plan;
    • Apply an understanding of strategy implementation (execution) in a small business, focusing on necessary commitment, interdependent decision-making issues, effects on people, and communication;
    • Choose a structured approach for each and every identified strategic priority to be undertaken in the next 12 months by using basic project management effectiveness and efficiency concepts, and tools and techniques such Gantt Charts and scorecards;
    • Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow

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Growth & Ultimate Exit Plan: Fast Track For Growth - Move From "At-Risk" To "Excellent"

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Growth & Ultimate Exit Plan: Fast Track for Growth - Move From “At-Risk” to “Excellent: Be on the "Road to Excellence" - "Excellent" caliber businesses are growing and expanding, and constantly moving beyond comfort zone to adjust to changing technology and market conditions.

  • Wednesday, January 29th (9:30am-12:30pm) at 1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774 (4th Floor - Prince George's County Economic Development)
  • No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75), Powered by U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Description:
    • 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 an opportunity for complimentary e-book: "Why Salespeople Fail... And What You Can Do About It!" PLUS MORE RESOURCES including 10+ Webinars on sales & leadership, 100+ How to Succeed Podcasts and 20+ Whitepapers!

Register today for $0 fee

Register Today

CEO Accelerator - 2 1/2 DAYS Growth Coaching

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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.

  • FULL DAY: Thursdays January 30 & February 6 (8:45am-4:45pm); 1/2 DAY Thursday February 13 (8:45am-12:45pm) at 11311 McCormick Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (5th Floor - PSA Insurance Building)
  • $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), & 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!

Register today for $250 fee

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Win More Federal Contracts - ½ Day to Find & Convert Opportunities

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  • Wednesday, February 5th (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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