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KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy

This 13-week program is the key to taking your business to the next level. If you are ready to grow your business but need help creating a plan to do it, the KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy is the course for you. This program has helped thousands of companies across the county to grow their business exponentially.

This course utilizes a proven curriculum that takes a deep dive into your financials, marketing, sales, and management. Participants walk away with a customized three-year strategic growth plan. On average, graduate companies are experiencing annual revenue growth of 29%. Most small businesses only grow by 9% annually. By year three, graduate companies are achieving as much as 47% growth.

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Program Overview

Powered by Interise’s Streetwise ‘MBA’™ Curriculum

Practical Business Education

Practical Business Education

The KeyBank Business Accelerator Academy is powered by Interise’s award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum.

Supportive Business Network

Supportive Business Network

Once connected, business owners have the 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.

Access to Capital and Contracting

Access to Capital and Contracting

Prepare for opportunities with government and anchor institutions, and learn from experts in the field of both public and private lending.

2019 Impact Report Key Findings

Based on data from Cohort 1, collected by Interise:

  • 29% average revenue growth in the first year after graduation
  • 88% of businesses that increased or maintained annual revenue
  • 26 net new jobs created
  • 68 total jobs retained
  • 44% secured new financing
  • $547,000 new financing secured
  • 78% give or volunteer their time to charity
  • 22% did business with other participants

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a Chamber member in good standing
  • Owner or CEO of a company
  • At least $150,000 in annual revenues
  • One other full-time employee besides the owner(s)
  • Been in business for at least 2 years
  • Willingness and ability to attend for 13 weeks (every other Tuesday from 9 am – 12 pm)

KeyBank Business Accelerator Graduates

KeyBank Business Accelerator Graduate Companies

Graduate Companies

Cohort 1
AMC View Painting & Decoration
Campman
Energy Resources Integration
Entelen Design Build
Good Grammar Bar
Gymcats
JulieAnn Caramels
Lance Paulson Insurance Agency
Ledingham Properties
Professional Recruiters
Special Electronics Group
Taylor Audio
VMC
XPRO Networks

Cohort 2
Afghan Kitchen
Axe Arena
Baker Tile Inc
Chandler’s Walk Shoppe
Computer Hospital
BGR – Burgers Grilled Right
EASY Plumbing & Heating
Elizabeth’s Custom Catering
Excellence in the Community
Family ChartMasters
HR Service Inc.
Nanoshell Company
Pards Equalizer
Profile by Sanford
Silvester & Company
The Blind Tiger Bargers
The Garbero Real Estate Team
White Buffalo Cosmetics
Yin Wellness Institute

Graduate Companies

Cohort 3
Abacus Accounting
Blind Tiger Barbers
Encompass Wellness Studio
Familia America
First Touch Consulting
Insurance Fight Club
Juan Diego High School
Latinos in Action
Perpetual Storage Inc.
Premier Equestrian, Inc.
Profile by Sanford
Redrock Technology Group
Silvester & Company

Cohort 4
AEI Decon
Brown Floral
Chopper Landscaping
Don Taylor Designs
Envision Detail
Green Janitorial Services
Hound & Cat
Interim HealthCare SLC
Invisible Fence of Salt Lake City
iTrip Vacations
JB Creations
Keep it Marketing
Lion Energey LLC
Painter 1 of Greater Salt Lake
Red Headed Realtor
Redrock Technology Group
Same Day Translation
ServiceMaster by KALMAR
Stratos Creative Marketing
Two Man Movers & Storage
WCF Insurance