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Stronger Businesses Program Fall 2014

October 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

| $495

The Stronger Businesses Program, offered exclusively by the Business Growth Center, is a series of eight 4-hour working sessions for motivated leaders of for-profit and non-profit businesses aiming to strengthen their organizations and accelerate growth. Participants will learn specific tools and techniques to increase situational awareness, identify and address problems promptly, pursue new opportunities confidently, and execute more effectively. Sessions will be held on  Oct 7, Nov 12, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, and 23.  Breakfast and lunch is included.  Participating business owners are encouraged to bring an additional staff member along to expedite and deepen the learning at no additional cost.  Participants also receive a partial reimbursement upon successful completion of the program.

10% discount is available to all regional Chamber of Commerce members and clients of the regional Community Development Corporations and small business service providers located at the Scibelli Enterprise Center: MSBDC, SCORE, NEBA, and the Business Growth Center.


Session1 Your Business GPS: Tools and techniques to help you look at your business through fresh eyes
Session 2 I Never Thought About It Like That: “Business Snapshot” presentations based on application of Business GPS tools and techniques
Session 3 One Size Does Not Fit All: Find and focus on the right customers and the right products, i.e., marketing and sales strategy
Session 4 Build Your Customer Factory: How to create and grow a self-sustaining customer base
Session 5 Hire and Inspire: Lead, manage and grow stronger people and a stronger organization
Session 6 Row, Row, Row the Boat: How to set up an efficient and harmonious operation
Session 7 Measure What Matters: Tools to help you stay on track
Session 8 I Can See Clearly Now: “Future Business Snapshot” presentations outline concrete initiatives and outcomes based on work throughout The Program

This is a very “hands-on” workshop so participants should be prepared to invest time working on their business outside of the workshop.  Here’s what previous participants have said about it:

“$500 was the right price. Chamber partner discount was an incentive, as was the rebate.”

“My company really refocused our sales process with estimating, and I’ve improved my leadership and delegating.

“It was helpful to practice talking in front of groups, and to learn how to give feedback.”

“If I hadn’t taken this class, my company wouldn’t have been in as upward position as it is.”

“Can’t think of any part of the program that wasn’t excellent.”

“I’ve made back the cost of the program in the increased revenues my business has realized since I took the program.”

This program is generously supported by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.  Under-served business owners are strongly encouraged to attend.  These populations include: women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Veterans, immigrants, non-native English speakers, low/moderate income business owners, as well as business owners of businesses located in low/moderate income communities.

The Twitter hashtag for this program is #StrongerBiz.  Register today and start strengthening your business!


October 7, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Marla Michel, Director


Business Growth Center
One Federal Street, Building 101, Springfield, 01105 United States
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