Scale Up! Minnesota

Scale Up! is a free education and coaching program designed to scale established women-owned businesses that are positioned to achieve exponential growth.

Program Outcomes

  • Create and present a multi-year plan for growth
  • Learn how to implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS)
  • Utilize Profit Mastery financial disciplines to understand cash flow and profit
  • Identify, leverage, and improve leadership and management capabilities
  • Establish a trusted peer network for confidential exchange and accountability by participating in a 12-session coaching circle
  • Produce jobs that pay employees and contractors a living wage

Program Components

  • Participation in 22 small-group workshop sessions delivered by professional facilitators
  • Option to schedule up to eight hours of one-on-one coaching with program facilitators
  • Opportunity to receive technical assistance from SBA's Small Business Development Center at the University of St. Thomas consultants in identified area(s) or need
  • Leadership and business assessments using proven tools
  • Access to financial ratio comparison data from industry peer group

From the start of the interview process, I could tell the instructors meant business,” says Bonnie. “They were fierce, but in a complimentary way! ScaleUp! Minnesota is really well done. No matter what type of business you have—and there is quite a range—everyone benefits regardless."

Bonnie Vogel, Vogel Mechanical

Eligibility Criteria

The Scale Up! program is designed for women business owners whose businesses have been in operation for at least five years, are committed to creating exponential growth in their business, are able to invest time inside and out of the classroom, and have at least $500,000 in annual sales.

Registration for our next cohort is now closed. Please check back for information about future cohorts.