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.

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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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CEO Accelerator – 6 Weekly Growth Coaching

CEO program

CEO Accelerator – 6 Weeks Growth Coaching: Build a Profitable Business That Works Without The Owners To Raise Capital and Ultimately SELL IT.

  • 6 Friday Mornings: April 17th - 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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Dale Carnegie's Principles on Relationship Selling: Create Loyal Customers

Dale Carnegie's Principles on Relationship Selling: Create Loyal Customers: Learn from Dale Carnegie Training how to create loyal customers

  • Wednesday, April 15th (9:00am-12:30pm) 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:
    • Build win-win relationships in commercial, consumer, and government sales;
    • Improve each stage of the sales process from prospecting to closing; Learn ways to overcome objections, build repeat business and create a referral system;
    • Increase your confidence and passion for selling;
    • Access More Capital: Bank, Private Equity, Opportunity Zone Funds;
    • Abridged version of Dale Carnegie Training’s 3 Day “Winning with Relationships Selling” program ($1,995 Cost).

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

HR giving presentation

Strategies to Handle Rapid Growth

  • Thursday, April 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:
    • 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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Contracting Win-Win: Be a Master Negotiator, based on Dale Carnegie Training

Contracting Win-Win: Be a Master Negotiator, based on Dale Carnegie Training: Enhance your ability to negotiate by effectively "Win Friends and Influence People"

  • Thursday, April 23rd (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:
    • Learn the psychology of the negotiation process and how to negotiate in a manner that creates win-win results;
    • Strengthen your ability to analyze contracts, bargain during the process and create binding agreements;
    • Principles can be applied to all contracts, but focusing on Maryland State Contracts as case study;
    • Obtain the necessary financing and bonding to be in an position of strength;
    • Abridged version of Dale Carnegie Training's "Negotiations Mastery: Analysis, Presentation, Bargaining and Agreement"

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