Interise stimulates economic revitalization in lower income communities. We provide a diverse group of established small business owners with entrepreneurial education, new networks, and access to markets. Completion of our award-winning curriculum—the StreetWise 'MBA'™--leads to business growth, new job creation, and community leadership.
Interise takes an innovative approach to economic development in lower income communities by helping existing small employers plan, achieve, and manage the long-term growth of their businesses. Through a national network of partners, Interise works in 42 cities across the country. Since 2008 Interise has been the national educational provider for the SBA's Emerging Leaders Initiative. By the end of 2014, over 2500 small business owners will have partnered with Interise to grow their existing small businesses. Our Annual Impact Report, available on our website, details the outcomes of arising from our work: http://www.interise.org/our_impact/annual_report_card.