This year, we're taking Business Express to a new level: Business Express Cohort! We are seeking 25-30 small- and minority-owned businesses who want to expand their enterprises and succeed in 2022 and beyond.
This cohort will meet monthly (virtually) for a 2-hour learning session, led by long-time USPAACC partner, Tim Fulton, President of Small Business Matters, Vistage Chair Emeritus, CEO and Executive Coach. Learning sessions will cover modules related to Strategic Planning for Growth & Talent Management:
Strategic Planning For Growth!
A. Understanding the purpose and process of Strategic Planning
B. Why Growth? Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of business growth
C. Growth strategies for small & mid-size businesses
D. Exit strategy planning
A. The most important attributes of business leaders
B. Better understanding the science of Motivation
C. Evaluating your people
D. Best Practices in talent acquisition and retention.
The cohort will be split into 5-6 breakout groups (based on geography, industry, or annual revenue) and then be responsible for meeting monthly for an additional 2 hours to do assignments, network, and apply principles learned in classes to their businesses.
Dates for each learning session are:
Oct. 7, 1-3pm EST
Nov. 8, 1-3pm EST
Dec. 1, 1-3pm EST
Jan. 6, 1-3pm EST
Feb. 3, 1-3pm EST
Mar. 3, 1-3pm EST
Apr. 7, 1-3pm EST
May 5, 1-3pm EST
Participants who attend at least 6 of the 8 live learning sessions and 6 of the 8 breakout group meetings monthly (totaling 4 hours per month of commitment) will receive benefits below:
Requirements for Participation:
Must be an established/growing business generating at least $500,000 annually
Must have at least 5 employees but no more than 500 employees
Must attend at least 6 of the 8 live learning sessions and 6 of the 8 breakout group meetings monthly (totaling 4 hours per month of commitment)
Registration & applications for this program are FREE!
If selected for this cohort, you will be contacted by a USPAACC representative by September 30 with an acceptance letter, Zoom link, and breakout group information for your first learning session on October 7.