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Minority Business Initiative powered by INTERISE

Practical Business Education

The Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Interise, a national not-for-profit with award-winning small business programs, to offer EnrichDelaware™! Using Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’ curriculum, the program provides small business owners with the knowledge, know-how, and networks needed for business growth and expansion. Join a committed group of Delaware-based business owners for interactive class sessions; peer mentoring groups; and the opportunity to learn from local experts in the fields of finance, marketing, and procurement. Complete the program with a customized, three-year strategic growth plan – plus, the confidence and ability to turn those plans into action.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Business development strategies
  • Strategic planning
  • Finance and financial management
  • Marketing/sales
  • Human resources
  • Accessing capital
  • Contracting with the government & major corporations

National Business Results

$399M / Total Value of Contracts Secured
68% Increased Revenue
78% of businesses reported being profitable
97% of businesses recommend the program

2023 Program Schedule

Every other Tuesday from 5:30-8:30PM
H.O.M.E., 108 Patriot Dr, Middletown, DE 19709

Module 1: Business & Leadership

Session 0: Orientation September 5, 2023
Session 1: Introduction to Goal-Setting September 12, 2023
CEO Group 1 Self Scheduled
Session 2: Setting Initial Strategic Growth Goals September 26, 2026
Session 3: Challenges and Stages of Small Business Growth October 10, 2023
CEO Group 2 Self Scheduled
Growth Plan I Due

Module 2: Finances

Session 4: Financial Statement Analysis  October 24, 2023
Session 5: Financial Analysis as a Business Tool  November 7, 2023
Session 6: Understanding How Others See Your Financials  November 21, 2023
CEO Group 3 Self Scheduled
Growth Plan II  Due

Module 3: Marketing & Sales

Session 7: Identifying and Targeting Your Ideal Customer Base December 5, 2023
Session 8: Positioning Your Business Within a Competitive Landscape December 19, 2023
CEO Group 4 Self Scheduled
Session 9: Sales Strategies, Resources and Systems January 2, 2024
Growth Plan III Due

Module 4: Resources

Session 10: Human Resources January 16, 2024
CEO Group 5 Self Scheduled
Session 11: Accessing New Capital: Public and Private Financing  January 30, 2024
Session 12: Accessing New Markets: Doing Business with the Government February 13, 2024
CEO Group 6 Self Scheduled
CEO Group 7 Self Scheduled
Final Growth Plan Due

Module 5: Putting It All Together

Session 13:  Growth Plan Presentations, Day 1 (daytime) March 5, 2025
Graduation  TBD

Accelerate your business to the top

Are you ready to move your business to the next level, but not sure how to get there? Enroll today in EnrichDelaware™! to get the executive education, management know-how and business support system you need to grow your established small business through this intensive, cohort-based program. No previous degree required, just the willingness to work on your business, not just in it!

Our mission is to support the initiatives of Black business owners and foster an enterprise that focuses on success and viability.

Hours of Operations
  • Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Get In Touch

1105 North Market St.
Suite 102 Mezzanine Fl
Wilmington, DE 19801