Take Your Business to the Next Level!

Want to take your business to the next level? Interise can help! And to sweeten their program they are offering Greater Lowell Chamber members $500 off tuition! Need some additional help? You can apply for a Work Force Central grant and receive half off your tuition at the end of class. For $750 you get the 6-month program, books and materials.  

For more information read below and contact Monica Royston at mroyston@interise.org or 508-380-2297.

The StreetWise ‘MBA’™ is an innovative program designed specifically for small business owners.  We provide participants with the know-how, training, and networks to turn growth plans into action. It is a great way to focus your goals, maximize your time, and make a big leap forward. Our 7-month StreetWise ‘MBA’TM program also gives you access to our Private Sector Network (PSN), our network of volunteer professionals and mentors. At the end of the program, participants walk away with an individualized Strategic Growth Action Plan™ outlining the action steps required to achieve their business goals.

The key components of the StreetWise ‘MBA’™:

Leadership                             Resource Management

Accessing Capital                  Securing Government Contracts

Financial Analysis                 CEO Mentoring Groups

Marketing & Sales                Strategic Growth Action Plan™

Is it right for you?

Our ideal candidates are tired of the status quo, and looking to gain the business knowledge, skills, and trusted networks needed to successfully grow and guide their businesses.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • $250,000 – $10 Million in annual revenue
  • One other full-time employee besides the owner
  • Been in business for 3+ years
2011 Participant Results
Percentage of businesses that increased their revenue 64%
Overall revenue growth rate 22%
Amount of new financing secured per business $50K
Percentage of businesses awarded government contracts 47%
Value of government contracts awarded per business $325K
Average value of new business generated from other StreetWise ‘MBA’™ participants $106K



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