2016 Entrepreneur Exchange Program Application for ScaleUp America

BEFORE YOU BEGIN, CLICK here to review instructions for 2017!

The Entrepreneur Exchange® Program was developed by Your Management Team® and funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA)'s ScaleUp America initiative.  It is an 8-month leadership and growth-oriented program developed to assist small firms with high-growth potential “scale up” and grow their businesses through leadership training, financial coaching, and monthly guidance.

TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS, you must agree to fulfill all the requirements of the YMT Entrepreneur Exchange Program as outlined below. See FAQs for sample program schedule.

If you agree, scroll down and click NEXT to proceed to the application.

Criteria:

  • √ You are an established business (i.e. have been in business for at least two years)
  • √ The business generates annual revenue between $150,000 and $500,000 (must provide documented proof*)
  • √ You desire to hire additional W-2 employees

Commitment:

    From Feb - Sept, I will...

  • • Attend the initial Launch celebration
  • • Attend the 10-week entrepreneurial training program (over 8-month timeframe)
  • • Complete all assigned homework and readings
  • • Attend Graduation upon completion of the program
  • • Attend the monthly training workshops
  • • Attend the Matchmaker event
  • • Present financials quarterly to assigned accountant for financial review and guidance
  • • Provide Jan, YTD June, & YTD July -Dec 2017 profit and loss actuals to YMT for tracking and coaching purposes
  • • Attend monthly 30-minute consulting calls to remain on track

Process:

  1. Complete, e-sign and submit the Entrepreneur Exchange Program application for ScaleUp America
  2. Upload 2015 and 2016 (year to date) Profit and Loss statements to prove financial eligibility
  3. Submit 2-3 minute Skype video on why you should be selected as a participant in the program. Note: You can submit your application without the video and we will start the application review process. However, please ensure that the video is uploaded no later than a week after submitting your application. Click here for more instructions...
  4. Attend one-on-one interview with final selection committee. Note: Phone interviews are for applicants located outside of Central Ohio.
 

Contact Information

First Name*
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Company*
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Business Information

About Your Company
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Is this a home-based business?

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Does the business conduct business online?

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Does the business currently export?

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Percentage of business that is female owned
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2015 Profit & Loss Statement
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Small Business Participant Characteristics

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Are you a minority-owned business?

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Are you a Veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran owned business?

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Veteran Status

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Military Status

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How did you hear about the Entrepreneur Exchange?

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Please select the Cohort you prefer to attend?
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Goal for Applying to ScaleUp America

What do you hope to accomplish during the 8-month YMT Entrepreneur Exchange program (SBA ScaleUp America)?
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Why should you and your organization be selected to participate in the YMT Entrepreneur Exchange program (SBA ScaleUp America)?
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What are the top three challenges impacting the growth of your organization?
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Do you have a written business plan?

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When was the last time you updated the plan?
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Do you have a written marketing plan?

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When was the last time you updated the plan?
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Are you planning to secure funding within the next few years in order to grow your organization?

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Timeline?
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Do you have a succession plan?

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I understand that the YMT Entrepreneur Exchange program is an intensive entrepreneurial education program requiring a time commitment each month in order to successfully complete the program. If selected, the program (a ~$9,400 value) is funded by the SBA and is therefore free of charge to selected participants.

If selected to participate, I agree to attend all training, mentoring and networking as outlined above in the application.

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What is the status of your application?*

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