When are Applications due?
Applications for the 5th cohort are now closed. Please check back soon for application information for cohort 6.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The best qualified candidates will:
- Own an established small business (or be self-employed)
- Have been in business at least two years
- Be positioned to grow
- Have annual revenues above $150,000
- Make a serious commitment to the program over a six-month period and continue to be involved through participation, ongoing feedback, and leadership for the following three years.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$750 for members of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
$1,450 for non-members of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Check out this guest blog post from Ashley Northington of Cohort 2: How Scale Nashville Helped My Business Grow.
IS THIS REALLY FOR ME?
Companies from any industry are encouraged to apply. The common thread among applicants is their determination to grow. A small boutique may want to add stores, but need support in figuring out the financing and larger staffing models. An advertising agency may want to add a consulting service, but not know how to appropriately price services. A homemade candy shop may have established a niche market in a neighborhood, but not yet have the tools to grow the market to the broader city — or beyond the city. All of these businesses have experience and a proven product, but need the infrastructure, resources, and know-how to take that next step.