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

Virtual sessions will be held every Monday, starting August through December. The cost of the program is $5,000 and includes a full year of Scale Up membership; 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 2019 (numbers only).

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

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* 7. Please state your company’s pre-pandemic projected revenue for calendar year 2020 (numbers only).

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* 8. Please state your company's projected revenue for calendar year 2021 (numbers only).

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

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

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* 11. Do you export to outside the US?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* 18. 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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* 19. 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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* 20. Are you comfortable with any portion of the programming being offered in-person? Please explain.

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* 21. Anything else we should know?

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* 22. Please provide the following contact information:

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

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

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* 26. 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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