Anything
is possible.

With a full year of GrowBiz@26 West support, resources, and tools.

Make your business _____________. grow. start accelerate. better. bigger. double revenue. faster. expand. hire talent. increase production. unstoppable.

GrowBiz@26 West is a unique opportunity.

A select community of entrepreneurs will have the chance to launch or grow their businesses with extraordinary support and resources over the course of one year.

Selection of our inaugural Spring 2024 cohort is underway.

For those interested in applying, applications for our next cohort will open soon.

Deadline to apply
January 22, 2024.

Participants will be

selected by January 30, 2024.

There are four elements to the program:

Orientation

A casual meeting will be held at the 26 West Center for the selected program participants. This will be the perfect time to meet coaches, network, and gain insights into the details of the program. There will also be opportunities for networking and connecting with other entrepreneurs and investors throughout the program.

Business Plan Workshops

GrowBiz@26 West kicks off with six workshops designed to help you update or complete your business plan. Each build-as-you-go workshop will explore financial, operational, and strategic topics and goals for you to complete under the guidance of 26 West Entrepreneurship Coaches.

Workshop 1
Workshop 1

Business overview

Workshop 2
Workshop 2

Competitive analysis

Workshop 3
Workshop 3

Marketing and sales

Workshop 4
Workshop 4

Operations

Workshop 5
Workshop 5

Access to
capital

Workshop 6
Workshop 6

Budgeting and finance

It’s expected that participants will attend all six workshops and complete the assignments.

One-on-One
Coaching Meetings

GrowBiz@26 West participants will receive ongoing coaching support to help navigate the transition from plan to execution. Enjoy the flexibility of scheduling monthly one-on-one coaching sessions, choosing between virtual or face-to-face meetings based on your preferences and needs. 
*Consistent participation is essential. Missing more
than two coaching meetings may lead to program withdrawal.

Marketing Money ​

Available when your
business is market ready

Upon completion of key program milestones, our in-house digital marketing team, The Digital Collective, will offer you comprehensive guidance to fit your plan. Receive a minimum of $1,000 for use at The Digital Collective’s marketing agency or Creative Studio to help kickstart your business’s marketing strategy.

Meet the Founders

Meet our Instructor Coaches

Amberly Bucci
Amberly Bucci is an award-winning Digital Marketer, Speaker and Consultant. Since 2008, she has helped over 250+ small businesses get found and grow online. She specializes in goal-driven marketing strategies, SEO, and Social Media.
Candace Yaeger, MBA, MA
Candace Yaeger, MBA, MA is a business leader whose expertise includes mental health, business development, marketing and launching startups. She combines her expertise in human behavior, professional performance, and business to help professionals realize their fullest potential and achieve sustainable success.
David Standridge
David Standridge is an innovative business leader whose diversified history in starting and running companies has made him an expert across industries. In addition to serving as the senior partner for The Standridge Law Firm/Justice Legal Group, David oversees ventures within real estate investment, marketing, technology and healthcare.
Gina Tedesco
Gina Tedesco is an experienced Business Strategies Advisor with a diverse history in the financial services industry. Her mission is to empower her clients to lead fulfilling, successful lives by strategizing, prioritizing, and helping to manage their financial health both personally and for their business.
Vladimir Ljesevic
Vladimir Ljesevic is a passionate entrepreneur whose experience in digital innovation has led to overseeing several ventures in digital product development offering strategy, design and technology expertise for small-and-medium-sized businesses.
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Amberly Bucci

Amberly Bucci is an award-winning Digital Marketer, Speaker and Consultant. Since 2008, she has helped over 250+ small businesses get found and grow online. She specializes in
goal-driven marketing strategies, SEO, and
Social Media.
 

Candace Yaeger, MBA, MA

Candace Yaeger, MBA, MA is a business leader whose expertise includes mental health, business development, marketing and launching startups. She combines her expertise in human behavior, professional performance, and business to help professionals realize their fullest potential and achieve sustainable success. 

David Standridge

David Standridge is an innovative business leader whose diversified history in starting and running companies has made him an expert across industries. In addition to serving as the senior partner for The Standridge Law Firm/Justice Legal Group, David oversees ventures within real estate investment, marketing, technology and healthcare.

Gina Tedesco

Gina Tedesco is an experienced Business Strategies Advisor with a diverse history in the financial services industry. Her mission is to empower her clients to lead fulfilling, successful lives by strategizing, prioritizing, and helping to manage their financial health both personally and for their business. 

Jose Bello

Jose Bello is an experienced Business Development Consultant and Startup Advisor who has worked internationally with small businesses, nonprofits, and multi-million-dollar companies. 

Vladimir Ljesevic

Vladimir Ljesevic is a passionate entrepreneur whose experience in digital innovation has led to overseeing several ventures in digital product development offering strategy, design and technology expertise for smallandmediumsized businesses. 

Rick Thurman

Rick Thurman is an experienced Sales and Management Consultant, whose background includes investment banking, account management and multimedia broadcasting. Rick is passionate about helping business owners achieve their goals with revenue-generation. 

Ready to learn more or have questions?

Email Kim Richmond at RichmoK@SCF.edu to find out if this program is right for you.

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