Thank you for applying for Scale Up Milwaukee Growth Accelerator program! This growth-centric training program designed for established companies approaching and above $1M in annual revenue, looking to take their growth to the next level. Our curriculum focuses on sales, marketing, finances, operations, and organizational development. 

Sessions will be held two days a month, running July - November 2022. The cost of the program is $2,500 and includes a full year of Scale Up membership, business round tables, unlimited consulting, a business planning platform, and much more; limited scholarships are available. 

All information recorded in this application will remain anonymous. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cizinsky at elizabeth@sumke.com. Thank you!

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* 1. Please provide a brief description of your business. What product(s)/service(s) do you sell?

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* 2. Is your venture primarily business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C)?

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* 3. Describe your major customer profile in a few sentences.

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* 4. How high a priority is growing your top line sales in the next 1 to 3 years?

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* 5. Please state your company’s actual revenue for calendar year 2020 (numbers only).

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* 6. Please state your company’s actual revenue for calendar year 2021 (numbers only).

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* 7. Please state your company's projected revenue for calendar year 2022 (numbers only).

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* 8. Please state your company's projected revenue for calendar year 2023 (numbers only).

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* 9. Do you sell outside of the Milwaukee / SE Wisconsin region?

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* 10. Do you export to outside the US?

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* 11. How many full-time employees (FTEs) do you have?

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* 12. How many part-time employees (PTEs) do you have?

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* 13. Do you have a board of advisors or directors?

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* 14. Do you have a specific written plan in place to grow significantly in the next 12 months?

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* 15. What are the three biggest obstacles or challenges you will face in taking the steps you described above?

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* 16. What do you hope to gain by participating in the Growth Accelerator? Please be specific.

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* 17. How has your business been impacted by recent events, including the current pandemic and civil unrest? How can Growth Accelerator help you recover, stabilize, and grow?

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* 18. Do you have access to reliable internet, computer, audio, camera, and microphone? If not, Scale Up may be able to help.

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* 19. Anything else we should know?

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* 20. Please provide the following contact information:

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* 21. Is your business minority-, woman-, veteran-, and/or LGBTQ-owned (regardless of certification)?
Note: Your answer to this question will not affect your selection into the Growth Accelerator. 

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* 22. Please indicate the race(s)/ethnicity(ies) of the owner(s). Please check all that apply.

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* 23. How did you hear about the Growth Accelerator?

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* 24. The Growth Accelerator is a cohort-style program that relies on diverse non-competitive companies to hold each other accountable. Please refer any other companies you think would be a good fit for this cohort.

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