MEDA Mini MBA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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.
PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATION
 
The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) brings you the Meda Mini MBA, 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.
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'™
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National Program Results
Based on 2017 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

  • 70% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 51%. 
  • 80% of alumni businesses reported being profitable. 
  • $863 million in government contracting secured by alumni businesses. 
  • 63% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 26% doing business with each other. 
  • 70% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Business Owner or CEO
  • 50% of the business is owned by an ethnic minority
  • $250,000 – $10,000,000 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 7 months, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program survey’s as requested
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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. Accelerate your business to increase your revenue, create jobs, and positively impact your community.

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MEET THE GRADUATES

"Building my own business has been challenging, exciting, fulfilling, and nerve-wracking, and because of the support I found through the MEDA mini-MBA program, I have grown in my skills and confidence as a business owner and community leader." 
"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."

JOSÉ TORI MAGUIÑA,
MINNESOTA INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS (MINT)

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LINDA JAMERSON,
MFZ VENTURES, INC.