THE TIME IS RIGHT TO TAKE BOLD STEPS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

  • Are you looking to increase your revenue and grow your business, but aren’t sure of next steps?
  • Would you like to scale your business to take it to the next level?
  • Are you seeking personalized support and guidance specifically designed for women business owners?
  • Do you wish you could collaborate with other women business owners facing the same challenges and opportunities?
  • Do you crave a business mentor with years of experience to help you map out a business strategy?

YOU'RE IN LUCK

Her Corner is pleased to offer The Accelerator, the first in-person program focusing on business growth and scalability specifically for women business owners in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

** New Accelerator Groups Starting January 2018 **

JOIN TODAY!

The Accelerator 

  • Six monthly in-person classroom sessions
  • Collaborative goal-setting 
  • Personalized attention to grow your business
  • Access to Her Corner’s proprietary curriculum
  • Guidelines, templates, and financial models
  • Focused time to work on your business
  • Feedback from an experienced facilitator
  • The chance to present each month on the challenges and opportunities facing your business  
  • One-on-one personal business coaching each month

JOIN TODAY!

The Accelerator 

  • Six monthly in-person classroom sessions
  • Collaborative goal-setting 
  • Personalized attention to grow your business
  • Access to Her Corner’s proprietary curriculum
  • Guidelines, templates, and financial models
  • Focused time to work on your business
  • Feedback from an experienced facilitator
  • The chance to present each month on the challenges and opportunities facing your business  
  • One-on-one personal business coaching each month

What is The Accelerator?

The Accelerator is a six month in-person business growth program, designed by women business owners for women business owners, where you’ll meet for a full day each month to discuss your business goals in collaboration with likeminded women executives.

You’ll acquire not only the knowledge you need to grow your business – from vision to cash flow analysis, from marketing to business prospecting – you’ll also gain the confidence to accomplish your goals.

YOU'LL SEE RESULTS

  • Average annual revenues for members have increased 46%  
  • Accelerator members report improved operational processes  
  • Participants leave with a clearly defined, scalable business model  
  • Accelerator members have successfully implemented new product and business lines 
  • Accelerator members feel more in control of their business and their lives
  • Accelerator members achieve more balance in their lives, feeling less overwhelmed

What You'll Get

  • Personalized support and direction as you grow your business
  • Guidelines, templates, and financial models to help you drive growth and scale your business
  • Access to The Accelerator’s proprietary curriculum covering visioning, goal-setting, financials, customer experience, marketing, time management, and scaling your business – all fine-tuned with the female small business owner in mind
  • Six full-day Accelerator sessions with similarly situated executives so you can work on your growth together, facilitated by a Her Corner business expert
  • Focused time and attention to work on your business, not just in your business
  • A team of business owners to collaborate on your goals, vision, and next steps and to hold you accountable for achieving those.

Reach your goals faster!

“By the end of 2016, I had reached – and exceeded – the 2017 financial goal I had set in the program!”

DEBBIE BRODSKY, CEO DMB PICTURES

ROI too good to be true.

“The return on investment in the Accelerator has been so incredible that I feel somewhat guilty.”

CHRISTINE CLAPP, CEO SPOKEN WITH AUTHORITY

Gain the clarity you need.

“I really feel like this is the first year I have the ability to think strategically about my business.”

NAOMI BROWN, CEO STAR ENTERPRISES

How it Works

  • Monthly day-long sessions are held in a comfortable boardroom environment conducive to both individual and collaborative work on your business
  • The Accelerator program takes place in person, so you can meet face-to-face to bond with the women and business coach who will likely become your support team long after the six month program ends
  • Seats are limited so you can truly get to know each other’s businesses, goals, and personalities – each Accelerator cohort accepts only 9 members
  • Your colleagues are in the same boat: Cohorts are placed in groups based on your current stage in business
  • You’ll face no competition: Her Corner guarantees that yours will be the only business in your industry within your Accelerator group

An Accelerator Success Case Study 

Kim Dow, Owner, Kalico Design & Sass Magazine

“My business doubled its employees and sales. I also have time again for me, my husband, even vacations. It’s one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made!” 

Read about how the Accelerator helped one “stuck” business owner changed her business and changed her life.

What You’ll Learn

The Accelerator’s curriculum was developed by Her Corner founder Frederique Irwin, a seasoned business owner and a professor of business at the Kogod School of Business at American University.

After noticing a lack of formal education on small business growth strategies, she decided to create a program that would help business owners understand step-by-step how they could achieve their business goals.

Based on a deep understanding of small business growth strategy, the program focuses solely on business growth and scalability, tweaking concepts developed for large companies tailored to meet the unique needs of small business owners.

Her Corner believes in the power of face-to-face instruction, mentoring, and collaboration, and offers the Accelerator only in person, in a boardroom-like setting.

But the Accelerator is not just a teaching environment, it’s also a working environment: 

You’ll present every month on your progress, opportunities, and challenges, as well as how the program work applies to your particular business. And you’ll truly experience the power of collective intelligence: insight from your facilitator and the other business owners in your Accelerator. You’ll have your own personal business strategy team of fellow business owners and a business coach to help you along the way.

Set and achieve bigger goals.

“Through the Her Corner Accelerator, I’m now on track to double my business this year. I wouldn’t have set that goal and surely couldn’t have achieved it without my facilitator’s advice and encouragement.”

MARCIA CALL, CEO TALENT FRONT

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER NOW!

The Accelerator 

  • Six monthly in-person classroom sessions
  • Collaborative goal-setting 
  • Personalized attention to grow your business
  • Access to Her Corner’s proprietary curriculum
  • Guidelines, templates, and financial models
  • Focused time to work on your business
  • Feedback from an experienced facilitator
  • The chance to present each month on the challenges and opportunities facing your business  
  • One-on-one personal business coaching each month

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER NOW!

The Accelerator 

  • Six monthly in-person classroom sessions
  • Collaborative goal-setting 
  • Personalized attention to grow your business
  • Access to Her Corner’s proprietary curriculum
  • Guidelines, templates, and financial models
  • Focused time to work on your business
  • Feedback from an experienced facilitator
  • The chance to present each month on the challenges and opportunities facing your business  
  • One-on-one personal business coaching each month

Who Should Join the Accelerator?

Any woman business owner seeking to improve growth, increase revenues, and scale her business. Check out the typical profile of past participants:

  • Average annual company revenues: $490K (companies range from under $100K to $3M)
  • Average number of years in business: 5.6 years (companies range from one year to over 30 years in business)
  • Sector breakdown: 22% business services | 12% consumer services | 4% retail | 3% manufacturing

Structured for success.

“The Accelerator is a ‘mini’ MBA, set up in monthly modules that establish the time and space to work on one’s business.”

KAREN BRISCOE, AUTHOR REAL ESTATE SUCCESS IN 5 MINUTES A DAY 

The Curriculum

PART I: Vision, Financials, and Strategy

The first half of the program is the big picture planning piece. Where are you going and how are you going to get there.

MONTH 1: Setting the Vision and Goals

What do you want your business and your life to look like in 1 year? In 3 years? Do your business goals match what you want your life to look like? For example, if you want to run a $10M company in 3 years, but you also want to only work 3 days a week, these goals are not aligned.

MONTH 2: Defining the Strategy and Understanding the Financials

Now that you know the big “What”, it’s time to figure out the “How.” Where will the growth come from? Do you have clearly defined lines of revenue with goals for each? Do you track your financials regularly? Many women shy away from this part of running the business but it is the most critical. If you don’t know how much money you are making, then you can’t know how much money you have to invest towards your growth plans.

MONTH 3: Understanding the Customer Journey and Experience

We often see businesses targeting and marketing to the customer they first started selling to when they started their business years ago. The truth is that over time, your target customer changes. If you aren’t re-evaluating who your target customer is and what is important to them, you run the risk of trying to sell the wrong thing to the wrong person using the wrong marketing messages. It’s all a potential waste of time and money. 

MONTH 1: Setting the Vision and Goals

What do you want your business and your life to look like in 1 year? In 3 years? Do your business goals match what you want your life to look like? For example, if you want to run a $10M company in 3 years, but you also want to only work 3 days a week, these goals are not aligned.

MONTH 2: Defining the Strategy and Understanding the Financials

Now that you know the big “What”, it’s time to figure out the “How.” Where will the growth come from? Do you have clearly defined lines of revenue with goals for each? Do you track your financials regularly? Many women shy away from this part of running the business but it is the most critical. If you don’t know how much money you are making, then you can’t know how much money you have to invest towards your growth plans.

MONTH 3: Understanding the Customer Journey and Experience

We often see businesses targeting and marketing to the customer they first started selling to when they started their business years ago. The truth is that over time, your target customer changes. If you aren’t re-evaluating who your target customer is and what is important to them, you run the risk of trying to sell the wrong thing to the wrong person using the wrong marketing messages. It’s all a potential waste of time and money. 

PART II: Implementation and Execution

The second half of the program focuses on putting your plans into action.

MONTH 4: Creating a Marketing Strategy  

At this point, you’ve set revenue growth goals. Now we have to figure out where that revenue is coming from. How many new clients or jobs do you need in order to bring in the revenue? Working backwards, what are all of the steps you’ll have to take in order to close that new business? How does that translate into what you need to accomplish each week in order to meet your goals?

MONTH 5: Time Management Strategies and Performance Tracking

Now that we’ve figured out what you want to achieve and how you are going to do it, we need to make sure you have the time and focus to actually get it done. In this session we offer different strategies to stay focused and manage your time.

MONTH 6: Scaling Your Business – Evaluating the Options

Finally, we ask you how you are going to scale? And the answer can’t be what we call the Five Word Kiss of Death - “I’ll just do it myself.” What are the different options you have to scale? Through technology? Through hiring? Through partnerships? We examine what options are right for your business.

MONTH 4: Creating a Marketing Strategy  

At this point, you’ve set revenue growth goals. Now we have to figure out where that revenue is coming from. How many new clients or jobs do you need in order to bring in the revenue? Working backwards, what are all of the steps you’ll have to take in order to close that new business? How does that translate into what you need to accomplish each week in order to meet your goals?

MONTH 5: Time Management Strategies and Performance Tracking

Now that we’ve figured out what you want to achieve and how you are going to do it, we need to make sure you have the time and focus to actually get it done. In this session we offer different strategies to stay focused and manage your time.

MONTH 6: Scaling Your Business – Evaluating the Options

Finally, we ask you how you are going to scale? And the answer can’t be what we call the Five Word Kiss of Death - “I’ll just do it myself.” What are the different options you have to scale? Through technology? Through hiring? Through partnerships? We examine what options are right for your business.

An Accelerator Success Case Study 

Susan Fletcher, Owner, Top Hat Montessori

“After my first meeting, I felt relieved, knowing I was on the right path. A year later, I’d completely turned [the business] around. I’m enjoying a whole year of making money and building reserves so I can expand to another location. Now, I go on vacation. I leave and spend time on me. My life is completely different!” 

Read about how the Accelerator helped this member turn around her business.

Who We Are

Frédérique Irwin

Frédérique is the Founder and CEO of Her Corner. She has spoken on the topic of the state of women and entrepreneurship at The White House, The U.S. State Department, as well as companies such as Marriott, Chobani, Microsoft, Astra Zenica, TD Bank, and others. She teaches entrepreneurship at the Kogod School of Business at American University and she holds an MBA from William & Mary and a BA from Davidson College.

Kimberly Berger

Kimberly is the President and COO of Her Corner. She is an active angel investor with a passion for women-owned companies. She has worked with venture-backed companies and large publicly traded companies specifically in the areas of digital marketing and strategy consulting. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School with a focus in Marketing and Finance and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Meet the Facilitors

Galia Gichon

We like to say that Galia is your gal if you're serious about making money. She's been teaching finance, running accelerators and investing in businesses for over 10 years! 

Lori Finch

Lori knows what it takes for a business to thrive! She's worked in start-ups, developed fundraising strategies, and gotten certified in Six Sigma techniques by GE.

Karen Tempkin

If your business needs to operationalize, Karen is the woman for the job. Also Six Sigma certified, she's our expert process engineer with loads of business and strategy expertise!

CLAIM YOUR SPOT TODAY!

The Accelerator 

  • Six monthly in-person classroom sessions
  • Collaborative goal-setting 
  • Personalized attention to grow your business
  • Access to Her Corner’s proprietary curriculum
  • Guidelines, templates, and financial models
  • Focused time to work on your business
  • Feedback from an experienced facilitator
  • The chance to present each month on the challenges and opportunities facing your business  
  • One-on-one personal business coaching each month

CLAIM YOUR SPOT TODAY!

The Accelerator

  • Six monthly in-person classroom sessions
  • Collaborative goal-setting 
  • Personalized attention to grow your business
  • Access to Her Corner’s proprietary curriculum
  • Guidelines, templates, and financial models
  • Focused time to work on your business
  • Feedback from an experienced facilitator
  • The chance to present each month on the challenges and opportunities facing your business  
  • One-on-one personal business coaching each month