The GrowthVenture™ series is our Level 2 educational program designed specifically for existing business-owners who are generating income and want to scale up their businesses. This is a 10-week course that we offer twice a year. In this course, you will:

  • Analyze your current business situation
  • Identify best growth opportunities
  • Build budgets that support your business' visions & strategic plans
  • Define ways to strengthen your organizations' products/services
  • Determine best sales strategies for your market
  • Define your needs for a management team and how to build one
  • Discover operations systems needed to support a growing business
  • Map your road to profitability and financial performance
  • Implement revised business plans

How to Apply

Submit an application using the link provided below. Once your application has been submitted, we will reach out within 2 business days to setup an interview.

How do I complete registration and pay?

When your interview is completed and if you are identified as a good candidate for the class, we will send you a link for payment. The investment in your business for this cohort at the GTRCC is $150. All are welcome to apply. Questions? Please email

What are past participants saying about GrowthVenture?

2016 FastTrack GrowthVenture Graduating Class
Graduating Class, Fall 2016

“Peer sharing was wonderful. Ideas were useful. It was a naturally occurring valuable network for the future. There is immediate and direct application to your business as a result of the entrepreneurial exchange that organically happens from day one. The class paid for itself in three sessions.” - Laurel Bernstein, Laurel Bernstein & Associates

"I loved everything about this class. Sandy was knowledgeable, caring and the perfect combination of cheerleader and the one who gives a much needed kick in the butt. The guest speakers were fabulous. I learned so much that I have helped my business already, and will continue to grow. I can’t say enough about this class!” - Susan (Sue) Toth, Editing -- And More -- by Sue

“Helped me refocus my business into a new direction, a direction that was my original thinking 30 years ago, but I lost that direction! Sandy was inspirational and someone who can give clear and concise information.” - Valerie Hufnagel, Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Group

“I liked the class discussions and practical exercises in the book. The networking within lead to outside networks which brought more business to me.” - Angela Selden, Unique Design Commercial Cleaning

“I liked the pace, thorough coverage of topics and real life examples to support topics. I’ve seen an increase of $50,000 in sales since starting this class.” - Anonymous

“I want to express my thanks to you as the class was exactly what I had hoped for; specifically doing the exercises and having the conversations necessary to give me that last bit of clarity in order to take my work/my business to the next level. Thank you for putting in the time to instruct, I appreciated your (Sandy) insights with emphasis on Mission Statement versus the “Why” – I’m definitely about the “Why” – thanks for the clarity. I found the collaboration with other entrepreneurs and professionals to be very valuable particularly in helping me gage where I was as an entrepreneur and how to get to where I want to be.” - James Venezia, CPCU, Phoenix Insurance Group, Inc.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. at 973-507-9700.