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New Program Helps Nashville Entrepreneurs Reach Critical Growth Targets

Written by Tim Morral
Published: 7/31/2012

Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization offers assistance to area entrepreneurs through Catalyst, a program designed to catapult businesses past $1 million in annual revenue.

In business, some milestones are easier to achieve than others, and few benchmarks are as tricky to hit as $1 million in annual sales. But now, a Nashville area program is helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level by equipping them with proven growth strategies and other resources.

Catalyst Incubator - Help for Nashville Entrepreneurs

Presented by the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), the Catalyst program is a partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC). Now in its second year, Catalyst assists business owners with a combination of biweekly classes, forum participation and mentoring. Classroom sessions feature instruction from EC President and CEO Michael Burcham, a nationally recognized educator in the area of business and entrepreneurism.

Previous Catalyst program success stories include:

  • Evan Austill and David Frederiksen, co-founders of PatientCredit, Inc., a health care technology company. Since participating in Catalyst, PatientCredit has tripled monthly revenue and doubled the size of its staff.
  • Jeff Bradford, president and CEO of the Bradford Group, a PR, social media and marketing firm. Over the past twelve months, Bradford has increased revenue by 94% and grown its workforce by 75%
  • Bethany Newman, co-owner and president of ST8MNT, Inc., a brand design studio offering print, web and interactive services. According to Newman, ST8MNT's revenue has increased by 54% per month.

Catalyst is open to founders, co-founders, owners or controlling shareholders of local companies with more than $250,000 in annual sales. The application deadline for the next session is August 13th.

For more information about Catalyst, visit the EO Nashville website.

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