July and November 2021

Accelerate your business progress and unlock Your Full Potential.

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator supports aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners as they catapult from concept to the commercial sphere.

“It’s so confusing and frustrating to start a new business. It can feel overwhelming and isolating. There are endless to-do lists and many unforeseen barriers. Programs like The Entrepreneurial Accelerator create solutions to these problems.”

Jodi Eubanks

Founder, Best Self Wellness Coaching & Movement

Why business owners struggle

According to the Small Business Association (SBA), the reason for this is inadequate planning, lack of specific experience, insufficient capital, poor location, inadequate market understanding, and marginal customer service.


The great news is that the journey doesn’t have to be walked alone.

How The Entrepreneurial Accelerator Helps

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator (TEA) provides support for entrepreneurs to test the feasibility of their ideas, complete comprehensive business plans, clarify assets, develop resources, and build relationships as they progress forward.

TEA is broken into 3 primary features:

Inclusive Learning Lab

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides IDA Approved, high quality, yet practical, interactive workshops. These workshops, or learning labs, have valuable outcomes that help participants enhance or expand knowledge of vital business concepts.

Asset Building Lab

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides useful Technical Assistance and technology to help create and enhance assets in participants’ businesses. Participants obtain assistance around assets like one-page websites, graphics, headshots, podcasts, video, etc..

Resource Bar

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides a menu of helpful resources through our partnerships. Get on-the-spot assistance from Mountain BizWorks, AB Tech, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, and more. Participants walk away with 1:1 coaching, workshop registration, and new contacts and connections.

Participants move room to room, station to station getting exactly what they need whether it is product photos for their website, assistance applying for funding, or help writing a business plan.

3 Ways to Participate

Choose 1 of the 3 options below.

Accelerate Your Business Progress

Start a business or get tools and resources to help yours grow.

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Bring the Accelerator to Your Community

Customize the accelerator to meet the needs of new and aspiring business owners in your community. Contact us for more information.

Volunteer! Become and Equity Partner

Equity Partners provide coaching and other resources to TEA participants. Find out how you and your organization can help.

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