Success Stories

The information I learned from the course plus the relationships I developed in the class were invaluable.,View More

Meet Bianca Neal, founder of ReRoute Music Group

You’ll gain not only knowledge of your business’ and customers’ needs, but also a strong feeling of empowerment and enthusiasm. The teachers and mentors are exceptional resources for business development, and I can’t speak highly enough of their level of commitment to your success.
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BASSBOSSCEO, Managing Partner Lian Amber

The program provided small business owners the support, tools, guidance, and mindset to take their business to unbelievable heights. It was an amazing adventure to be a part of their journey.View More

Dr. Lisa Walker, an expert mentor with the FAST Forward [now Small-biz.XLR8] program.

Business mentors offer business owners invaluable access to multidisciplinary
expertise aimed at amplifying results and helping to avoid costly missteps.View More

Meet Bruce Flory, an expert mentor with the FAST Forward [now Small-biz.XLR8] program.

Being part of the program (2016) marked the beginning of my company becoming professional and profitable, we are forever grateful!View More

Meet Eloisa Alvarez, founder of It’s Cleaning Time!, LLC.

[The program] turned the lights on for us, so we could finally see what we hadbeendoing wrong- and right!View More

Meet Kirk Anders, founder of Austin Art Services

The networking was amazing. I made contacts that I never could have made otherwise, and these contacts have made all the difference on our journey to the shelf. Beyond business, it sparked a confidence in myself that I did not know was there.View More

Meet Kristen Fields, founder ofmmmpanadas

The program taught us to understand our business as a whole, as well as specific tools and strategies for growing and adapting. We also got the opportunity to connect with a community of other small business owners and learn from one another.View More

Meet Valerie Ward and Amelia Raley, co-founders of Sweet Ritual Vegan Ice Cream