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Based on 2019 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

  • 64% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 21%.
  • 80% of alumni businesses reported being profitable.
  • $526 million in government contracting secured by alumni businesses.
  • 67% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 32% doing business with each other.
  • 63% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.


  • Business is located in the City of Boston
  • 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. 
  • Ability to engage in a virtual format.

Are you ready to move your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? Enroll today in "Pathways to Scale" to get the executive education, management know-how and business support system you need to grow your established small business through this intensive, cohort-based program. No previous degree required, just the willigness to work on your business, not just in it!

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“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.”
"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.


Nakeicha Wilson
Lotus Laundry LLC
 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 City of Boston brings you the "Pathways to Scale" program, 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'™


"Pathways to Scale" Program Overview

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