Amplify Queens StreetWise 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 Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation brings you the Amplify Queens StreetWise MBA 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.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL  & 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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  • 55% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 13%. 
  • 71% of alumni businesses reported being profitable. 
  • $327 million in government contracting secured by alumni businesses. 
  • 60% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 29% doing business with each other. 
  • 60% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.

  • Business must be located in Queens
  • Owner or CEO of a company
  • $75,000+ in annual revenues 
  • One other employee besides the owner(s) 
  • Been in business for at least 2 years
  • Have aspirations for growth and are willing to commit time to work on your business
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Are you ready to move your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? Join the Amplify Queens StreetWise MBA Program to get the business knowledge, management know-how, and networks you need to propel your small business. Accelerate your business to increase your revenue, create jobs, and positively impact your community.  

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Danielle Douglas is a New York based business advisor, capacity builder, and advocate for Minority and Women Business Enterprises. Over the past three decades, she has worked in both the private and public sectors in a broad range of professional capacities. She earned her B.A in 1988 from Syracuse University.

Danielle Douglas is President of Inspire Enterprise, Inc. a boutique business advisory firm focused on building the capacity of Minority and Women Business Enterprises to sustain and grow their businesses to have greater impact on their client, families, employees, and communities. She is also the host of the Black Business Owners Forum and Founder of the Council for Black Business Enterprises.  

As a trailblazer, Danielle inspires other "movers and shakers" to learn new ideas and take positive action. In addition, Danielle consults organizations to address the real-world issues and challenges of today’s business environment by creating and executing strategies to successfully achieve their mission.  

DANIELLE DOUGLAS
President
Inspire Enterprise, Inc.

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National Program Results
Based on 2021 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

“Learning should be a lifelong journey for all of us but as entrepreneurs, learning must be built into our regular order of doing business to ensure we are leveraging the appropriate skills, tools and resources to operate effectively, efficiently and profitably. Completing the Interise Streetwise MBA curriculum gave me the added confidence to walk boldly into the future.”
"The Interise MBA Program could not have come at a better time. With all of the changes happening in the world with the pandemic; meeting with the group was monumental in allowing me to not only survive, but thrive, not only as a business owner, but also as a person. Networking with other small business owners and creating those connections also helped propel my business forward and created lifelong friends throughout the process. The instructor was helpful and empathetic, and the guest speakers provided invaluable knowledge and resources that I still use to this day. I left the program with a strong sense of accomplishment and a clear picture of what I wanted for myself and my business moving forward. I can't thank them enough for all they provided!.”

DAWN KELLY
The Nourish Spot

KISHA ULYSSE 
Brilliant Minds Group Family Daycare, LLC 

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