Growing a company is hard and often a lonely journey. What worked for you in the past is different from what you’ll need to take your company to the next level. You need real resources, real knowledge, and real connections. You need the real deal.

The Real Deal Collective™ is a powerful program with a customized toolset for business owners to grow their company. This program will help you:
  • Define a clear 3-year plan for your company with annual and quarterly goals and metrics
  • Demystify your financials so you can make informed decisions and understand how best to increase profit and focus your resources
  • Optimize your key business processes and best practices, so you are ready to grow in a manageable and profitable way
  • Determine the most effective marketing strategies to attract, retain and grow your customers
  • Learn how to make your sales team more effective
  • Build a team of valuable employees who take ownership bring you energy and momentum
  • Build an invaluable network of entrepreneurs and local resources
  • Learn to be the leader your organization needs now and, in the future 
But wait, there is more – 

The Real Deal Collective is a community of entrepreneurs who know what it is like to walk in your shoes. 

It is a curated group of experts who will talk straight with you on what and who you need to know to be effective. It is a group of people who have each other’s back.

The program includes:
  • Interactive, facilitated team learning
  • Relevant live case studies
  • Skill development
  • Peer support
  • It is not a business class you simply pass, it is a transformative journey.
Classes begin January of 2020 through June.  


Participants will meet from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. There will be out of class assignments and get-togethers. The class will culminate with a presentation of business plans on June 5, 2020, to a group of local leaders invested in our community and your success.

Start 2020 off with the tools and plan to reach your goals.

Qualifications for participation:
  • The business is locally owned and operated
  • Growth-stage company - Validated business model with customers
  • Revenue of $500K - $20M in revenue (We will take larger and smaller companies on a case-by-case basis)
  • You aspire to take your company to the next level
In order to be considered for the Real Deal Collective, please complete the following online application.

Once the application has been reviewed, an in-person interview will be scheduled for those applicants that qualify.


Fees: $9,950 per participant

Payment plans and Scholarships Available. 

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Mobile Phone

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* 4. At what email address would you like to be contacted?

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* 5. Please provide the full legal name of your business:

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* 6. What is your business street address?

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* 8. What is your gender?

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* 9. Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)

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* 10. What is your age?

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* 11. Business revenue

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* 12. Number of Employees

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* 13. Please provide names and titles of your Leadership Team

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* 14. How would you describe your business?

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* 15. How did you start your business? (ie. Family-Owned, Start-up, Purchase,etc.)

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* 16. What year did you form or acquire the business?

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* 17. Do you own 50% or more of your business? 

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* 18. What are your 3 biggest business challenges?

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* 19. How did you hear about the program?

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