Growth Acceleration Services

A No Cost Professional Consulting Program for Growing Businesses in Florida’s Big Bend

sbdc-gapGrowth Acceleration Services are designed to deliver substantive professional business consulting to qualified small and medium-sized businesses in the Tallahassee area, as well as, Franklin, Gadsden, Liberty, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties.

Growth Acceleration Services consultants commit to assist clients for 12 to 15 months, providing quality services across all industries, leveraging the expertise and research resources of the Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University and the School of Business and Industry.

Providing Results-Driven Business Consulting Including:

  • Cash Flow Management – budget, costs, margins and ratio benchmarking
  • Financial Analysis and Capital Access – financial statement analysis, financing for sustainable growth
  • Marketing – positioning, product, price, place and promotion
  • Strategic Business Planning – development and implementation

How the Program Works

Growth Acceleration Services aims to develop sustainable growth strategies for small to medium-sized enterprises, including shoring up financial practices and financial institutional relationships, assessing and accessing capital, determining market diversification tactics, and developing strategic business plans.

Growth Acceleration Services is designed to meet the client’s needs and objectives through an in-depth business assessment and on-going business consultation. Following an initial consultation, a dedicated Growth Acceleration Services consultant will work with the client for 12 to 15 months to implement both strategic and tactical plans.

What to Expect

Experienced Business Experts: Growth Acceleration Services consultants are business professionals highly qualified in corporate marketing, management, consulting, and financing.  Clients will benefit from consultants’ business experience and expertise.

Growth Acceleration Services focuses on three major goals:

  • Creating jobs
  • Increasing sales
  • Raising capital

Program Qualifications

Growth Acceleration Services is now accepting client applications. Interested business owners must meet the following criteria:

  • Company must have goal for growth
  • 3 or more years in business
  • $500,000 to $10 million in annual sales
  • 5 or more employees

To apply, contact the Small Business Development Center at FAMU at 850.599.3407 or you may email Aundra’ McGlockton or Keith Bowers