Don’t Take Our Word For It… Author: South Valley Chamber Published: October 23, 2018 Are you thinking about applying for our KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy? If you are, that must mean you’re very smart! We think it’s pretty great, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of the past participants have to say about it. Chris Holt from Campman.com said, “I get stuck in the grind like many business owners and I’m worried about which fire I need to put out today. Being part of the Business Accelerator Academy gets me outside of my business and helps me think about the future. I get to network with other business owners and we can come together and talk about what problems we’re facing. It allows us to strategize for the future.” Fallan Keyser from Good Grammar Bar said, “Even though it’s always been a passion of mine to become an entrepreneur, I didn’t go to business school, so there were a lot of things I didn’t know going into it. The biggest takeaway from the academy so far has been the financials. I was doing QuickBooks but hadn’t ever pulled any reports to know where we were at. It’s been great to learn how those reports look to a banker. It gives me an idea of how we can grow in the future and where I need to be.” Michele Sauk with Gymcats said, “Since going through the Sandy Chamber’s KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy, I have implemented a systematic marketing plan. Before there wasn’t any marketing or advertising that the gym was doing, but we now have a program that we do on a monthly basis that includes blogging, email, and advertising. It’s helped us continue to grow.” There you have it! Raw and real testimonials. Before we go, let’s review what you’ll do in KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy: Develop a three-year strategic growth plan Learn about financials and how they impact your business Dive into marketing strategies/sales techniques Analyze your business with an outsider’s perspective Master your elevator pitch Network with other business owners around the state There you have it. All you need to do is click here, fill out the application, and our Program Director (she’s very nice) will contact you for an interview to make sure you’re the real deal. Easy as 1,2,3.