Business Evolution Program

Business Evolution Program (BEP) is one of the premiere programs of GLAAACC and was created to assist a GLAAACC small business member reach the next level of economic success by partnering with GLAAACC’s dynamic corporate board members.

Criteria to Apply:

  • 51% minority or economically disadvantaged ownership
  • Business License and Owner for a profitable business for at least 3 years
  • Annual revenue must be $50,000 or higher for the 2019 tax year

Criteria if Accepted:

  • Current member of GLAAAACC at the start of the program
  • Nine (9) month commitment with homework assignments (must complete 90% of meetings and homework)
  • Meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Regular calls with business mentor
  • Completion of 9 Modules and participate in the Business Pitch Competition

Course Details:

  • Nine (9) month program with 9 modules
  • Virtual subjects include:
    • Contracting
    • Procurement
    • Supplier Diversity
    • Lending and Professional Business Services
    • Intensive Technical Assistance
    • Technology
    • Access to Capital

Why Apply?

  • Grow and Scale Your Business
  • Access to Capital and Financing
  • Business Coaching
  • Procurement and Contract Opportunities
  • Marketing, Advertising and Social Media Training

Application Portal is Closed for the 2021-2022 BEP cohort

The BEP Program offers a broad scope of assistance to small businesses that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

It’s an exclusive opportunity for low to moderate and small business owners to accelerate their potential by infusing new knowledge and to prepare for new challenges ahead. With the help of our industry professionals, the program allows small businesses to maximize their learning journey. 25 GLAAACC members will participate in this year’s program, all of which have been in business for more than 3 years.

Our research indicates that at this point in the business life-cycle, this is a critical time to strengthen business finance, marketing, human resources, and product development.

The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs in this stage is dividing time between a whole new range of demands requiring their attention– managing increasing levels of revenue, attending to customers, dealing with the competition, and accommodating an expanding workforce.