Accelerate your business to the top!

Are you ready to move your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? Get the business knowledge, management know-how, and networks you need to grow your small business. Think like a CEO to increase your revenue, create jobs, and positively impact your community.

View our eligibility requirements below.

Practical Business Education

The African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida bring you the Accelerate Central Florida Business Program, powered by Interise’s award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum. This hands-on program provides the knowledge and know-how business owners need to create (and manage) a customized, three-year strategic growth plan.

Supportive Business Network

Once connected, business owners have this revelation: “I don’t have to be alone.” As a participant, you’ll be surrounded by CEOs, like you, who will become your trusted advisors. There is also an alumni group of CEOs, living around the country, for you to connect with for advice and business opportunities.

Access to Capital and Contracting

Prepare for opportunities with government and anchor institutions, and learn from experts in the field of both public and private lending. Preparation for contracting success is a unique feature of the StreetWise ‘MBA’™

National Program Results

Based on 2022 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

  • 96% of Businesses recommend the program
  • 75% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 38%
  • 78% of alumni businesses reported being profitable.
  • 60% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 29% doing business with each other.
  • 68% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs
  • $85M: Total value of new financing secured by alumni

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • $250,000 – $5,00,000 in annual revenues
  • One other full-time employee besides the owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 2 years
  • Willingness and ability to attend class for 6-7 months, complete mandatory assignments, as well as complete program surveys as requested