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:

  • Must be a current member of GLAAACC at the start of the program
  • Must have been in business for at least 2 years
  • Annual gross revenue must be
    $50,000 or higher for 2020 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

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?

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

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.