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Join us for the BBA Small Business Accelerator Program's Thrive Forward - Spring Cohort, a comprehensive series designed to propel your small business to new heights. This four-week program, taking place on Wednesdays from April 10 to May 1, 2024, from 1 pm to 2:30 pmvia Zoom, offers invaluable insights and resources to support your entrepreneurial journey.

Here's what you can expect from each session:

  • April 10 - Business Plan Overview and Development: Dive into the essentials of crafting a robust business plan that sets the foundation for success.
  • April 17 - Certifications Overview and Assessment: Gain valuable insights into certifications pertinent to your industry and receive personalized assessments to guide your certification strategy.
  • April 24 - Capability Statement Overview and Development: Learn how to create a compelling capability statement to effectively showcase your business's strengths and capabilities.
  • May 1 - Procurement Overview and Assessment: Navigate the intricacies of procurement processes and explore opportunities tailored to small businesses.

Cohort Highlights:

  • Access to a comprehensive checklist to prepare for each session.
  • Receive a professional Capability Statement upon completion of designated worksheets.
  • Explore procurement opportunities specifically targeted towards certified DBEs.
  • Receive personalized assessments and consultations on your business plan and certification journey.

Don't miss this opportunity to accelerate your small business's growth and thrive in today's competitive landscape. Register now to secure your spot in the Thrive Forward - Spring Cohort!


  • Patricia Click (Owner/Principal at Ventress Click Ventures LLC)

    Patricia Click

    Owner/Principal at Ventress Click Ventures LLC


    VCV is a strategic business consulting company with multi-talented professionals who provide consulting, program development, training, and strategic planning. Our experience and delivery empower companies to understand, improve, strengthen, and engage customers for sustainable success and continued excellence.

    The VCV team combined has over 100 years of experience in the utility industry. We possess vast knowledge and experience in the following areas:

    Customer Service, Public Affairs, Community Outreach, Leadership, and Business Process Management.​

    To assist small businesses with the preparations of adequate plans and outlining key components for success.

    Consulting services that not only, but usually pay for themselves through increased performance or improved efficiencies.

    Whether you need a high-level view of your strategies or tactical advice on training solutions, employee engagement, outreach efforts, or leadership development, we can help.

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