Small Biz Growth Accelerator

► Jan 24 Cohort is at capacity. Applications are now open for the cohort starting March 28, 2023.  Hurry and apply today before it gets full!
► Application deadline for the cohort starting March 28, 2023: March 21, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET.
► This is a hybrid program and your participation is required BOTH in-person and online. 

► Click here to go to the Program Overview and Application page.

***NOTE: Each accelerator has a limit of 25 people. There is no cost to participate. Minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses are highly encouraged to apply.***

If your business is in the same place that it was six or twelve months ago, or if it has seen very little growth, then this intensive strategy program is what you need to unlock your business’ success. 

The New York Public Library’s Business Center, Start Small Think Big, and Moving Forward Small Business invite you to apply to the Small Biz Growth Accelerator.  When you participate in this program, you'll get best practices, tips, and tricks for planning and executing your own growth strategy—tailored specifically to your business—all while catching up on the latest trends in marketing, leadership, technology, social media, customer service, finance, and sales. 

In this comprehensive, 45-day accelerator, you will master the art of crafting a profitable business strategy. Your time will be spent understanding what it means to develop clear goals by breaking down objectives into achievable sub-projects, and making sure each task counts for success towards those overall objectives.

The program will also cover important topics like prioritizing tasks based upon your anticipated level of contribution or risk level; learning how to set strategic intentions without becoming bogged down in logistical details; dealing with distractions (both big and small); why simplifying can help sharpen performance, and how thinking about different ways to evaluate the success of individuals or teams (such as productivity vs. effectiveness) is the key to success. 

Apply today for the Accelerator and discover:

  • How to truly define your vision, values, and focus areas
  • How to break down objectives into projects and tasks that support your vision
  • What is a good KPI (key performance indicator) to measure for your growing business?
  • How to measure alignment across the team and key stakeholders to increase growth success
  • How to track your progress by developing valuable insight from your data

What you will get out of the program:

  • A template structure for creating goals
  • Frameworks for helping you actually decide what you want to work on
  • A baseline structure of governance to help you manage and track your strategy
  • Two virtual Q&A sessions to ask questions and wrap up the program
  • Accountability through peer support

Your Instructor: Jimmy Newson, Founder, and CEO of Moving Forward Small Business

Jimmy Newson is the founder and CEO of Moving Forward Small Business, a membership-based, digital publishing company on a mission to save 1 million small businesses from failure by 2050, leveraging technology, innovation, and business strategy. He is also the Senior Advisor for the New York Marketing Association. He is a keynote speaker and presents workshops and training regularly across the globe for prestigious organizations in the entrepreneurial sphere, such as Start Small Think Big, The New York Public Library, SCORE, Digital Marketing World Forum, DC Start-Up Week, and multiple international SaaS companies.