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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


  • CEO/President of a Women and Minority-Owned Business Enterprise construction firm specializing in electrical, plumbing or mechanical (HVAC) trades and that serves the Greater Boston area.
  • At least $250,000 in annual revenues.
  • One other employee besides the owner(s).
  • Been in business for at least 3 years.
  • Willingness and ability to attend a 7 month course, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program surveys as requested.

Are you ready to move your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? Enroll today in the Interise Equity Contractor Training, sponsored by Honeywell to get the executive education, management know-how and business support system you need to grow your established small business. No previous degree required, just the willingness to work on your business, not just in it! 

Applications are Open. Please submit an application using the button below. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Accelerate your business to the top! 
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 Contractor Training, sponsored by Honeywell

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 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.
The Equity Contractor Training program, sponsored by Honeywell, is 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.
 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'™

Equity Contractor Training 

Program Overview

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Prior to the program, I won only one government project; however, post BUH I’ve won eight more government contracts as a Prime.  In addition to keeping most of the repeating clients, my company gained 12 new public and private clients combined and as a result, increased workload volume and created three additional job positions. 
The program provides all the basic tools a business owner needs to manage, finance, and market his/her business.  Even more important, the program provides the opportunity to know many MWDBE business owners whom you want to build your strategic partnership with to promote business as a team. The bonding of the partnership is the best marketing effort you will ever invest in.
"Since the program, I have worked on two city contracts and two projects with one of the general contractors that supported the program. In a year’s time of starting the program, I have doubled my revenue and number of employees.”
Terry Sowells

SCMU, Inc.

Hui Chang 

H T & J, LLC

"The program has helped me to understand how important it is to follow written goals that are part of a growth plan. Just writing down your goals is the first step! Since completing the program, my company has seen 17% growth in revenue, which included contracts with government, corporate and anchor institutions — bringing over $875,000 in contracting opportunities to our business.
“The Interise program was and will continue to be an asset to growing my business. The program taught me how to utilize available resources to take my business to the next level. We continuously worked on our business pitch and growth plan which allowed me to see not where my business is today but the potential of where I can go with the right plans and foundation in place. The Interise program has made a remarkable difference to my business and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the program and the community.”

Nakeicha Wilson Lotus Laundry LLC

The program is great for small business owners who want to grow their business organically. During the program, I learned how to reduce my costs and what I was missing in my business.  After this program, I corrected my methodology, procedures, and strategies; as a result, my business is achieving success. Recently, I’ve won some big contracts and as per the projections, I will be able to meet $2 million in revenues this year."

Charu Jain

Gasochem International

The program not only gave me confidence in myself and enhanced my business knowledge; it improved my management skills and helped me to become even more efficient. Since completing the program, our business revenue is up 40% so far"

Manuel Ortega, Jr.

Ortega's Appliance Service Today, Inc

Linda Jamerson MFZ Ventures, INC.


Robert Clark Williams, Jr.

Robert (Rob) Williams most recently held the Director of Diverse and Small Business Engagement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Supplier Diversity Office. There, he was responsible for the outreach and engagement of certified business owners into the Commonwealth supply chain marketplace. Mr. Williams represents and leads the Commonwealth’s Diverse and Small Business state-wide agency engagement efforts to engage and provide procurement and technical assistance resources across the Commonwealth to Diverse and Small Business owners located primarily in Gateway Cities and Minority & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/DBE) communities across the Commonwealth.  Mr. Williams is a former Loan Officer at Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). Mr. Williams brings a wealth of experience as a former Business Banker at Santander Bank and Vice- President and Client Manager for the Premier Middle Market segment at Bank of America's Government and Municipal Banking Group.

Rob is originally from the city of Philadelphia, PA. He currently serves as a National Trustee of The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), and founder of the on-line platform www.thebestmale.comHe is a past and former board member of the Algonquin Club of Boston, the New England Committee’s Legal Defense Fund, the Roxbury Community Health Center Board of Directors, and the Mattapan Community Development Corporation Board of Directors. Mr. Williams’ educational credentials are with Merrimack College, Georgetown University, Harvard University's National Fellows Program, and The Massachusetts School of Law at Andover. Rob resides with his wife Sabrina in Boston, MA and the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard.