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At Your Service Event

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We had a very successful At Your Service event on July 13! Thank You to Pellegrino’s and Little General for supplying food for this event and setting up beautiful displays. We would also like to thank all of the service provider business who came out after business hours to connect with our Scalers.  Every connection makes a difference and now our Scalers are equipped with the necessary resources to thrive!

 


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Meet the Second ScaleUp Thurston Cohort

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ScaleUp America

ScaleUp America is a comprehensive training program, which includes in person classroom training and one-on-one consultation to help small business owners plan and achieve their business growth goals. If you are serious about growing your business and are committed to taking it to the next level, we want to help you get there!

 

The Center for Business and Innovation in Lacey, Washington provides this twice annual intensive program to the businesses in the Greater Puget Sound area and beyond. This program includes classroom training, one-on-one coaching and community connections to a high caliber network of peers, resources and mentors.

ScaleUp offers a 14 week growth-oriented immersion program designed specifically for business owners ready to double or triple their sales.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Business in operation 2+ years
  • Annual gross revenues of $150,000 to $500,000
  • Able to commute to Lacey, Washington training site for 14 consecutive weeks

Ready to ScaleUp?  

Our next series begins January 11, 2018 and will run until April 12, 2018.

Join us at the Center for Business and Innovation and ScaleUp your business!

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

ScaleUp Cohort #4

We are excited about today’s ScaleUp Cohort 4 Scalers! Below, our Scalers are grouped in Mastermind sessions where they are sharing their real life experiences while in business.

ScaleUp Cohort 4, Mastermind Group A

ScaleUp Cohort 4, Mastermind Group B

ScaleUp Cohort 4, Mastermind Group C

Cohort 4 Scalers are:

Champion Chiropractic Center Steve Sandifer
D Zines Dan Nicholson
Dynamic Growth Marketing, Inc Alan Shimamoto
Echo Energy Claudette Kennemore
Field Data Integrators LLC Sean Johnson
Hayo LLC Arielle Hays
Home Resource Company Sarah Clark
Little General Food Store Kimberly Murillo
LoVolt Communications, Inc. Dolanna Burnett
Maintenance by Hometown Stephen Barkis
Northern Resource Consulting, Inc. Brian Perleberg
Olympia Furniture Works Ken Adney
Pellegrino’s Event Center Pam Pellegrino
Styro Recycle LLC Marilyn Lauderdale
The Strong Center David Ross

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ScaleUp Cohort 4- Class is full and underway

Thee 4th Cohort of ScaleUp, a program of the Center for Business & Innovation that is designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion. The 14-week experience began May 4, 2017 and runs through August 3, 2017.

The CB&I launched the first ScaleUp in January 2016, and companies who have participated in the program are already seeing the value and results.

“Total revenues increased 30% compared to 2015 and 50% compared to 2014. Net income increased 300% compared to 2015 and 700% compared to 2104. We conservatively project another 50% increase in revenues for 2017. Thanks for just offering this opportunity.” – ScaleUp Cohort 2 Participant

Training Dates: May 4 – August 3, 2017
Class Days: Thursday Evenings, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Center for Business & Innovation, 4220 6th Ave. SE, Lacey WA 98503

ScaleUp is a comprehensive business growth training program, which includes in-person classroom training and one-on-one coaching to help small business owners plan and achieve their goals. The training program lasts a total of 14 weeks and includes ten weeks of classroom instruction and four exclusive networking events. At the end of the training businesses will have developed a customized growth plan for their business.

ScaleUp is designed for companies in operation two or more years, with revenue between $150,000 and $500,000 per year that are committed to doubling or tripling their revenue in the next few years

For more information about ScaleUp, contact Daryl Murrow at dmurrow@thurstonedc.com or (360) 464-6056.


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Third Cohort Kickoff a Success!

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The third ScaleUp Cohort kickoff was a resounding success!

Nineteen new participants gathered on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Center for Business & Innovation, along with a slew of supporters including past participants, resource providers, and community partners to help celebrate the newest Scalers.

Past Scalers shared stories of success and growth as a result of participating in this in-depth, holistic business growth training series. Says Ideal Commercial Uniforms owners Gloria & Rafale Rosario, “ScaleUp taught us the way to work ON our business, instead of IN it.” The Rosarios – graduates of the first Cohort – also shared how much their business has grown in the last year: 42%, which they attribute in large part to the tools they learned in the ScaleUp program. “You just have to commit to it: strategize, put plans on paper, and do the work.”

New Scalers can expect to learn these tools, and many others including creating a strategic plan for growth and how to successfully secure funding. The diverse group of companies in the 3rd Cohort range from organic local food makers, residential housekeeping, investment firms, and videographers.

ScaleUp Cohort 3 Participants


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Third ScaleUp Cohort Selected

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The Thurston EDC and the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) are proud to announce the selection of 19 local companies for the third cohort of ScaleUp:

Join us for a kick-off on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the CB&I, Room 186 to celebrate.  Friends, family, and program supporters are invited to attend.

This session runs January through April 2017.  Visit www.scaleupthurston.org for updates on the companies’ progress, and to apply to participate in a future cohort!


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Apply Now for ScaleUp Cohort 3

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Now’s the time to APPLY for the Third Cohort of ScaleUp Thurston, a program of the Center for Business & Innovation that is designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion. The 14-week experience begins January 5, 2017 and runs through April 6, 2017. The application deadline is December 5, 2016 for this round. For the 20-25 companies selected in this highly competitive round, participation is completely FREE, but valued at more than $5,000 each.

The CB&I launched the first ScaleUp Thurston in January, and companies who have participated in the program are already seeing the value and results.

“I love taking this class,” said Jason Phillips, owner of Zoe Juice Bar. “I have gained lots of insightful information and tools, and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals in the region has been really valuable.”

ScaleUp Thurston is a comprehensive business growth training program, which includes in-person classroom training and one-on-one coaching to help small business owners plan and achieve their goals. The training program lasts a total of 14 weeks and includes ten weeks of classroom instruction and four exclusive networking events. At the end of the training businesses will have developed a customized growth plan for their business.

ScaleUp Thurston is designed for companies in operation two or more years, with revenue between $150,000 and $500,000 per year that are committed to doubling or tripling their revenue in the next few years.

Training Dates: Jan 5 – April 6, 2017
Class Days: Thursday mornings, 8:30 am – 12pm
Location: Center for Business & Innovation, 4220 6th Ave. SE, Lacey WA 98503

Apply Today!
To be considered for the Jan – April 2017 training program complete and submit the ScaleUp Application. Applications must be received by December 5, 2016. Participants approved for the training program will be notified by mid-December.

For more information about ScaleUp Thurston, contact Daryl Murrow at dmurrow@thurstonedc.com or (360) 464-6056.

 


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Second Cohort Graduation

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Congratulations to the second cohort of ScaleUp Thurston! On Thursday July 28, 2016, the class graduation took place in conjunction with the Center for Business & Innovation’s (CB&I) Business & Innovation Celebration.

The first annual Business & Innovation Celebration provided a platform for businesses of all types and sizes to learn, grow, and innovate. With workshops on innovation training, networking, and an Innovation Video Contest, it was the perfect tie-in to the ScaleUp Thurston graduation.

The ScaleUp graduation presentations drew a packed crowd from event participants, including several Board members of the Thurston EDC. The room was filled with supportive people learning about and cheering on the ScaleUp companies.

Each ScaleUp company gave a 5-minute PowerPoint presentation summarizing their growth plans. A common theme also emerged on the value of the lessons learned from their ScaleUp training experience.

The third cohort for ScaleUp Thurston will begin on January 5, 2017.  To apply, please Apply Here before December 26, 2016.


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Second ScaleUp Kicks Off

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The second ScaleUp Cohort kicked off in style on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Center for Business & Innovation, with more than forty people attending to celebrate the 19 companies participating in the intensive business training experience.

Learn the names and view individual photos of the new Scalers by clicking here.

The new Scalers opened the morning by introducing themselves with 3-minute overviews of their companies.  The diverse group of companies range from personal services like home care and real estate, to professional services like pest control and accounting.  The group also includes retail, food service, and energy efficiency improvements.