The LISC Digital Accelerator is free for eligible Black, LatinX, Indigenous, and POC small businesses looking for business boost

Description of the LISC Digital Accelerator

  • This program requires Black, LatinX, indigenous, or POC-Owned businesses based in MA that are willing to commit between 3-5 hours to the program

  • This 7-week program helps companies get Business Growth by fixing their core business, creating new offerings, and upgrading their sales process

  • A well-trained team with a proven methodology is used to execute the program

  • Clear roles and responsibilities for clients and the consulting team will help set expectations for how to work effectively together

  • Past participants say very positive things about this program

  • This program is offered by LISC and IXL Center

This program requires Black, LatinX, indigenous, or POC-Owned businesses based in LA that are willing to commit between 3-5 hours to the program

Business Requirement

    • Black, LatinX, Indigenous, or POC-Owned Business

    • Based in Los Angeles

    • Greater than one year of operations

    • Annual revenue greater than $100,000

    • At least 3 employees (including the owner(s) and part-time or 1099 staff)


Owner's Requirement

    • Committed to grow the business by 2X

    • Participate actively in the program

    • Dedicate 3-5 hours per week to the program

This 7-week program helps companies get Business Growth by improving their current business, creating new offerings, and driving sales

Analyze the current business and identify core business gaps and opportunities



Outputs:

  • Company Webpage

  • Value chain SWOT Analysis

  • Digital Capacity Gaps

  • Key Recommendations

Improve the identified gaps using digital solutions to resolve business pain points



Outputs:

  • Stakeholder Personas

  • Journey Maps

  • Solutions

  • Action Plan

Developing new offerings that create new revenue streams for the business



Outputs:

  • Business Pivot solutions

  • Brochures

  • Reverse engineer

  • Action plan

Increase sales by developing a clear digital sales plan and tangible assets



Outputs:

  • Market segmentation

  • Competitive Benchmarking

  • Marketing & Sales Strategy

  • Sales pipeline

There are four very important drivers and enablers that provide discipline, rigor, and confidence for the planned business outcomes for each business

  1. Proven Methodology and Digital Tool

We have a structured and robust methodology to help businesses generate quick wins, explore new revenue streams, and drive digital sales.


2. Experienced Business Coaches

IXL Coaches have broad and deep experience in business consulting and coaching consulting teams to deliver timely and excellent work They will guide the consulting teams throughout the entire process to ensure high-quality outputs and operational execution.

3. Digital Tools

The program uses QuickGrowth platform, a digital tool that helps navigate the program modules to get weekly deliverables and LMS (Moodle) as a central platform for sharing information and training material with participants


4. Expert Advisors

Experts are brought in based on the need of the cohort through webinars or direct coaching. They support businesses with their expertise and help them connect within the network.



Clear roles and responsibilities for clients and the consulting team will help set expectations for how to work effectively together

Client

  • Commit 3-5 hours per week to the program to invest in your business


  • Provide business information and feedback to the team on deliverables


  • Be open and supportive to implementing new ideas


  • Attend all key meetings and participate actively


Consultant

  • Provide clients with professional coaching and guidance


  • Create and connect a collaborative network with participants and experts


  • Facilitate Team-Client meetings


  • Ensure all deliverables are high quality, practical and implementable

Coaches

  • Deliver consultant training

  • Coach clients and teams

  • Work with teams to ensure quality results

  • Help with program planning and execution

Past participants say very positive things about this program

Cohort 3

We ran a cohort with 27 clients around the Food and Beverage, Personal, Professional, and Retail industries with the support of 80 students


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Cohort 4

We ran a cohort with 30 clients around the Food and Beverage, Personal, Professional, and Retail industries with the support of 70 students


This program is offered by LISC, IXL Center and quickGrowth

IXL Center helps Fortune 1000 businesses, start-ups, and innovation executives build the capabilities to create innovation breakthroughs & drive sustainable high performance growth.

LISC connects communities to the capital, strategy, and capacity to be places where people thrive. They pool public & private resources and work with local partners to invest in housing, businesses, jobs, education, safety and health.

LISC LA is one of 31 offices of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national non-profit organization supporting community development in cities and rural areas throughout the country.

Apply now! Our next cohort begins on October 18th with 30 companies